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 Jul 03 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Dublin and Galway

distanceDistance115 miles (186 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeCoach • €13 • 2 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesIrish Citylink

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 115 miles (186 km) from Dublin to Galway. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Irish Citylink 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 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.

You can travel to Galway from Dublin 4 different ways: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Dublin to Galway, which costs on average €1.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Galway:

A flight is generally €13 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average €13 from Dublin to Galway.

A flight is generally €1 less than a ferry for the same route. A ferry costs on average €1 from Dublin to Galway.

A flight journey is usually €19 less than a journey to Galway by train, which costs on average €19 for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Galway from Dublin is by coach with an average travel time of 2 h 30 min.

There are alternative travel options to Galway that can usually take longer:

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In comparison, getting to Galway by train can take on average 2 h 25 min.

The distance from Dublin to Galway is approximately 115 miles (186 km).

The average frequency per day from Dublin to Galway is:

  • 38 coaches a day.
  • Around 8 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Dublin to Galway:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Dublin, Dublin Airport and arrive in Galway, GMIT (Old Dublin Rd).

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:

  • Travel with Irish Citylink for coaches to Galway. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Irish Citylink Dublin to Galway tickets on Omio for €13.

Yes, there are direct routes from Dublin to Galway with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 38 direct coaches per day to Galway with Irish Citylink.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Galway tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy tickets for this trip.

Your journey from Dublin to Galway doesn't have to end in Galway. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like London, Belfast or Cork. If you’d like to add London, Belfast or Cork to your Dublin to Galway trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Galway today!

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average €13 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost €1 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets are costing on average €1 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average €19 one way.

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

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