How to travel from Galway to Dublin

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from Galway to Dublin

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

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To get from Galway to Dublin on Dec 01 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between Galway and Dublin

distanceDistance186 km
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range€13 - €19
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €13 • 2 h 24 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • €13 • 2 h 24 min
carriersPopular travel companiesIrish Citylink

Travel 186 km by coach, ferry, flight or train to Dublin from 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 Galway to Dublin.

Travel Tips: Travel from Galway to Dublin

Travel Tips: Travel to Dublin 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 Galway to Dublin.

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

The cheapest way from Galway to Dublin is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around €13 compared to other travel options to Dublin:

A coach journey is usually €6 less than a journey to Dublin by train, which costs on average €19 for the same trip.

The fastest way from Galway to Dublin is by coach with an average journey time of 2 h 24 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 3 h 9 min.

You should expect to travel around 186 km from Galway to Dublin.

The average frequency per day from Galway to Dublin is:

  • Around 38 coaches per day.
  • 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Galway to Dublin 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 Galway to Dublin:

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

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

  • Travel with Irish Citylink to go to Dublin by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Irish Citylink Galway to Dublin tickets on Omio for €13.

Yes, there are direct services available from Galway to Dublin with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around 38 direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with Infobus.

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

Many of our customers who book a trip from Galway to Dublin often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Edinburgh or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Galway and Dublin itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Dublin and any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Galway to Dublin, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is €13 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is €19 one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Galway to Dublin tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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