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 Mar 22 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 or train
priceTicket price range€15 - €19
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • €15 • 2 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • €15 • 2 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAirCoach

Travel 186 km by coach 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 40 min; 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 journey are AirCoach 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.

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Galway to Dublin. Tickets for a coach cost on average €15.

This is compared to other travel options to Dublin:

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

The fastest way to get to Dublin from Galway is by coach with an average travel time of 2 h 40 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Dublin by train can take on average 3 h 9 min.

The Galway to Dublin distance is approximately 186 km.

The average frequency per day from Galway to Dublin is:

  • 45 coaches a day.
  • 9 trains a day.

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Galway, GMIT (Old Dublin Rd) to Dublin, Dublin Airport.
  • Most travellers board their train from Galway Railway Station and arrive in Dublin Connolly Railway Station.

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:

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

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

  • You'll find 36 direct coaches per day with AirCoach.

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 travelling from Galway to Dublin don't make Dublin their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are London, Paris or Belfast, either of which you could add to your Galway and Dublin trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Dublin to 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 for this journey is €15 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average €19 one way.

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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