You can get from Dublin to Galway by train, bus or flight.
To get from Dublin to Galway on Dec 04 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Available travel modes||Coach, ferry, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||€13 - €19|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • €13 • 2 h 24 min|
|Fastest mode||Coach • €13 • 2 h 24 min|
|Popular travel companies||Irish Citylink|
Travel 186 km by coach, ferry, flight or train between Dublin and Galway. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 24 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as €13. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Irish Citylink among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach 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.
There are 4 ways to get from Dublin to Galway: coach, ferry, flight or train.
Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Dublin to Galway. Tickets for a coach cost on average €13.
This is compared to other travel options to Galway:
A coach is generally €6 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average €19 from Dublin to Galway.
The quickest way to travel to Galway from Dublin is by coach, which takes on average 2 h 24 min compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 25 min of travel time.
The Dublin to Galway distance is approximately 186 km.
The average frequency per day from Dublin to Galway is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Dublin and Galway as scheduled services by coach, ferry, flight 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:
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Yes, there are direct services available to Galway from Dublin with the following travel operators:
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 between Dublin and Galway.
Before travelling from Dublin to Galway, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Dublin to Galway tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.