How to travel from Dublin to Galway

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from Dublin to Galway

You can get from Dublin to Galway by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Dublin to Galway on Mar 22 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Galway from Dublin

distanceDistance186 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range€15 - €19
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €15 • 3 h
fastestFastest modeCoach • €15 • 3 h
carriersPopular travel companiesAirCoach

Take a coach or train to travel 186 km between Dublin and Galway. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 3 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as €15. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are AirCoach among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Dublin to Galway.

How to Travel from Dublin to Galway

Travellers have the option to choose between trains, buses and flights for the Dublin to Galway route. The distance between the two cities is 130 miles. In general, it is faster to travel by train, which takes 2 hours 18 minutes. Popular places to visit in Galway include the picturesque Wild Atlantic Way and also Connemara National Park.

Train: Trains from Dublin to Galway operate approximately once every two hours. There are direct services that take from 2 hours 18 minutes. Trains depart from Heuston Station and terminate at Galway Train Station.

Bus: There are approximately three direct bus services from Dublin to Galway per hour. The journey takes from 2 hours 42 minutes, and is served by Bus Éireann, Citylink, and GoBus. Buses usually depart from Busaras Bus Station, and terminate at Galway Coach Station.

Flight: Airlines that operate flights from Dublin to Galway include British Airways, Aer Lingus, and Ryanair. There are over 200 flights per day. This is usually an indirect flight that entails at least one stop, and takes from 3 hours 55 minutes. Flights depart from Dublin Airport, and arrive at Shannon Airport.

Travelling from Dublin to Galway: Travel Tips

    What is the cheapest way of getting from Dublin to Galway?
  • The cheapest way to travel to Galway from Dublin is usually by bus, especially when booking in advance.
  • What is the quickest way to travel between Dublin and Galway?
  • It's faster to travel to Galway from Dublin by train.

Travel Tips: Travel from Dublin to Galway

Travel Tips: Travel to Galway easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Dublin to Galway.

There are 2 ways to travel from Dublin to Galway including taking a coach or train.

The cheapest way from Dublin to Galway is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around €15 compared to other travel options to Galway:

A coach is generally €4 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average €19 from Dublin to Galway.

The fastest way from Dublin to Galway is by coach with an average journey time of 3 h.

Other travel options from Dublin to Galway can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 2 h 25 min.

The distance from Dublin to Galway is approximately 186 km.

The average frequency per day from Dublin to Galway is:

  • 36 coaches per day.
  • 8 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Dublin to Galway as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Dublin to Galway:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Dublin, Dublin Airport and tend to arrive in Galway, GMIT (Old Dublin Rd).
  • Trains most often depart from Dublin at Dublin Connolly Railway Station and arrive in Galway at Galway Railway Station.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Dublin to Galway, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • AirCoach can take you to Galway by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for AirCoach from Dublin to Galway for €15.

Yes, there are direct services available between Dublin and Galway with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct coach with Infobus or AirCoach with 36 direct coaches per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Galway as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Galway from Dublin.

Many of our customers travelling from Dublin to Galway don't make Galway their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Belfast or Cork, either of which you could add to your Dublin and Galway trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Galway to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip to Galway from Dublin, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average €15 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing €19 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets to Galway from Dublin online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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