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Cheap bus tickets from Dublin to Galway

Showing times and prices for Apr 15

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Dublin to Galway is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Irish Citylink
08:15PM2h55
Dublin
11:10PMGalway
201One-way
0 transfers
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Irish Citylink
08:15PM3h00
Dublin
11:15PMGalway
201One-way
0 transfers
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Irish Citylink
11:30PM3h00
Dublin
02:30AMGalway
201One-way
0 transfers
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Irish Citylink
07:15PM3h00
Dublin
10:15PMGalway
201One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Irish Citylink
07:15PM2h55
Dublin
10:10PMGalway
201One-way
0 transfers

Dublin to Galway bus times

Showing buses for tomorrow, Monday, April 15
Expressway
07:00AM9h27
Dublin, Busáras
04:27PMGalway
2 transfers
Expressway
07:04AM7h07
Dublin
02:11PMGalway
1 transfer
Expressway
07:04AM9h31
Dublin
04:35PMGalway, Bus Station
2 transfers
Expressway
07:40AM8h55
Dublin
04:35PMGalway, Bus Station
1 transfer
Expressway
08:10AM8h17
Dublin, Busáras
04:27PMGalway
1 transfer
Expressway
09:00AM8h35
Dublin
05:35PMGalway
2 transfers
Expressway
09:30AM9h05
Dublin, Busáras
06:35PMGalway
2 transfers
Expressway
09:50AM8h43
Dublin
06:33PMGalway
1 transfer
Expressway
10:00AM9h35
Dublin, Busáras
07:35PMGalway, Bus Station
1 transfer
Expressway
10:04AM7h09
Dublin
05:13PMGalway, Bus Station
1 transfer
Expressway
10:04AM8h36
Dublin
06:40PMGalway, Bus Station
2 transfers
Expressway
10:20AM6h46
Dublin
05:06PMGalway
1 transfer
Expressway
10:20AM6h53
Dublin
05:13PMGalway, Bus Station
1 transfer
Expressway
10:45AM9h00
Dublin, Busáras
07:45PMGalway
1 transfer
Expressway
10:50AM8h45
Dublin
07:35PMGalway
2 transfers
Expressway
11:00AM8h45
Dublin, Busáras
07:45PMGalway
1 transfer
Expressway
11:00AM9h33
Dublin, Busáras
08:33PMGalway
1 transfer
Expressway
11:06AM7h27
Dublin
06:33PMGalway
1 transfer
Expressway
12:30PM7h15
Dublin, Busáras
07:45PMGalway
1 transfer
Expressway
01:03PM6h42
Dublin, Busáras
07:45PMGalway
2 transfers
Expressway
01:26PM5h07
Dublin
06:33PMGalway
1 transfer
Expressway
01:26PM5h14
Dublin
06:40PMGalway, Bus Station
1 transfer
Expressway
01:26PM6h19
Dublin
07:45PMGalway
1 transfer
Expressway
01:26PM7h07
Dublin
08:33PMGalway
1 transfer
Expressway
01:35PM8h00
Dublin, Busáras
09:35PMGalway
2 transfers
Expressway
01:45PM6h00
Dublin, Busáras
07:45PMGalway
1 transfer
Expressway
01:45PM6h55
Dublin, Busáras
08:40PMGalway, Bus Station
1 transfer
Irish Citylink
06:15PM2h55
Dublin
09:10PMGalway
0 transfersDirect
Irish Citylink
06:15PM3h00
Dublin
09:15PMGalway
0 transfersDirect
Irish Citylink
07:15PM3h00
Dublin
10:15PMGalway
0 transfersDirect
Irish Citylink
07:15PM2h55
Dublin
10:10PMGalway
0 transfersDirect
Irish Citylink
08:15PM2h55
Dublin
11:10PMGalway
0 transfersDirect
Irish Citylink
08:15PM3h00
Dublin
11:15PMGalway
0 transfersDirect
Irish Citylink
09:15PM2h55
Dublin
12:10AMGalway
0 transfersDirect
Irish Citylink
09:15PM3h00
Dublin
12:15AMGalway
0 transfersDirect
Irish Citylink
10:15PM2h55
Dublin
01:10AMGalway
0 transfersDirect
Irish Citylink
10:15PM3h00
Dublin
01:15AMGalway
0 transfersDirect
Irish Citylink
11:30PM3h00
Dublin
02:30AMGalway
0 transfersDirect
Irish Citylink
11:30PM2h55
Dublin
02:25AMGalway
0 transfersDirect

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Bus times from Dublin to Galway

Showing times and prices for Apr 15

Fastest Journey

2 h 55 m

Average

6 h 18 m

Buses per day

39

Distance

186 km

Of the 39 buses that leave Dublin for Galway every day 12 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Irish Citylink
08:15PM2h55
Dublin
11:10PMGalway
201One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Irish Citylink
07:15PM2h55
Dublin
10:10PMGalway
201One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Irish Citylink
09:15PM2h55
Dublin
12:10AMGalway
201One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Irish Citylink
10:15PM2h55
Dublin
01:10AMGalway
201One-way
0 transfers
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Irish Citylink
11:30PM2h55
Dublin
02:25AMGalway
201One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Coach from Dublin to Galway

distanceDistance186 km
durationAverage coach duration2 h 24 min
priceAverage coach ticket price€14 (€14)
changesDirect coachNo
carriersCoach companiesAirCoach, Irish Citylink, Infobus or European Sleeper

Coaches from Dublin to Galway cover the 186 km long trip taking on average 2 h 24 min with our travel partners like AirCoach, Irish Citylink, Infobus or European Sleeper. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as €14, but the average price of coach tickets is €14. Travellers depart most frequently from Dublin, Airport (Terminal 1 - Zone 2) and arrive in Galway, Coach Station.

Getting from Dublin to Galway

Getting to Galway from Dublin is as easy as hopping on a bus - thanks to local services such as Gobus and Citylink. If you’re looking to head straight to Galway from Dublin Airport, then there are also buses that run the Dublin Airport to Galway route direct. Our guide below will let you all you need to know about getting buses from Dublin to Galway.

How do I catch the bus from Dublin to Galway?

If you are heading straight from Dublin Airport to Galway, then you need to exit the terminal buildings and make your way to zone 13, which is where all bus services from Dublin Airport to Galway leave from.

If you are leaving Dublin City for Galway, the pickup point can vary. For Gobus, the pickup point is between Jaffa on the Quays and the Immigration Offices on Burgh Quay. For Citylink, the departure point is located on Aston Quay between O'Connell Bridge and Ha‘penny Bridge just in front of the Forbidden Planet comic store and Eden Recruitment.

When is the best time to book a bus ticket from Dublin to Galway?

The bus journey from Dublin to Galway is a popular one so it is recommended to buy your tickets before your departure. For example, if you book with Citylink or gobus via Omio it is cheaper than buying tickets on the day.

How much does the bus from Dublin to Galway cost?

If you book online, a single ticket from Dublin to Galway costs around £12 one way compared to the £14 if you book on the day. Similarly, a return is around £21 pounds and £23 respectively.

The same notion works for buses from Dublin Airport to Galway, although these tickets are generally a bit more expensive. A single cost £16 if bought online and £18 if bought on the day whereas a return is £26 online and £28 if bought in person.

How long is the bus journey?

From Dublin to Galway the journey time is approximately 2h30m whereas from Dublin Airport to Galway the journey time is 3 hours.



What does a gobus look like?

All buses run by gobus are white with the blue and red gobus logo on the side. Once you have found your bus the driver will check your ticket, either printed or mobile, to make sure you are boarding the correct bus. Please arrive 15 minutes before departures so to avoid missing your bus.

What can I take on a gobus?

Each passenger is allowed to take two medium-sized bags of no more than 20kg each, as well as one small item of hand luggage. Depending on available space, larger objects such as bicycles and surfboards can be accommodated for an extra charge of €5. Pets are not allowed except fully certified guide dogs.

What amenities do gobus offer?

All gobuses are equipped with WiFi, aircon and toilets. All seats come with seatbelts and must be worn at all times when the vehicle is moving.


Citylink FAQs

What does a Citylink bus look like?

Ciylink buses have a yellow and royal blue exterior with the Citylink logo visible on the side. Once you have located your Citylink bus, you must present your ticket to the driver before boarding.

What can I take on a Citylink bus?

Each passenger can carry on two rucksacks or two medium-sized suitcases that must not exceed 20kg each. Passengers can also bring on one piece of small carry-on luggage at no additional cost. Passengers need to be aware that carry-on luggage must either be placed under the seat in front of you or in the overhead luggage rack.

If a passenger brings additional luggage, they may be required to pay an extra €5 per item. Citylink advises those travelling on its coaches to keep their valuables (passport, electronic equipment etc.) on their person at all times.

Can I take my bicycle on a Citylink bus?

Passengers can bring their bicycles onboard but these must be stowed in the undercarriage of the bus if space permits. Bicycle spaces cannot be reserved beforehand and there is a fee of €5 if you wish to bring it onboard.

What amenities are available on Citylink coaches?

All Citylink buses are equipped with reclining seats, air conditioning, on-board toilets and free wifi.

FAQs: Bus from Dublin to Galway

FAQs: Take the bus from Dublin to Galway with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Dublin to Galway.
FAQs
Cheap coach tickets from Dublin to Galway can start from as little as €14 when you book in advance. The average coach ticket price for Dublin to Galway is €14; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Dublin to Galway coach time is 2 h 24 min   covering the 186 km long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first coach from Dublin to Galway leaves at 08: 30. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last coach from Dublin to Galway leaves at 23: 45.
When taking a coach from Dublin to Galway, you can count on AirCoach, Irish Citylink, Infobus or European Sleeper for the best way to get you to Galway. You can also check all possible coach companies who offer a service between Dublin and Galway and compare the amenities they offer before buying a coach ticket.

When departing from Dublin, you have various coach station options to start your journey from including Dublin, Airport (Terminal 1 - Zone 2), Dublin, O'Connell Street Upper (The Gresham Hotel) and Dublin, Airport (T2 Arrivals Road - Zone 20). When arriving in Galway, you can end your trip in coach stations like Galway, Coach Station, Galway, GMIT (Old Dublin Rd) and Galway, Bus Station.

Passengers board the coach most frequently from Dublin, Airport (Terminal 1 - Zone 2), which is located around 9.4 miles (15.1 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the coach at Galway, Coach Station, located 0.6 miles (897 m) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Dublin to Galway by coach is March.
Yes, you can take a coach between Dublin and Galway.
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