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The fastest buses

from Dublin
to Galway

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Fastest Journey

2 h 25 m

Average

2 h 49 m

Buses per day

122

Distance

186 km

Of the 122 bus that leave Dublin for Galway every day 122 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct bus cover the 186 km distance in an average of 2 h 49 m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 2 h 25 m .

The slowest bus will take 1d 2 h 30 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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The cheapest buses

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Cheapest

13

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16

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Dublin to Galway will cost around € 16 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only € 13.

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Journey Summary

Dublin to Galway Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration:
3 hours 30 minutes
Coach Ticket Price:13
Buses depart from:Dublin
Bus arrives in:Galway
Distance:186 km
BusBus Companies:GoBus, Irish Citylink, Infobus

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.

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