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There are 3 ways to get from Dublin to Galway by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 25m

  1. Take the train from Heuston to Galway Galway Service

35€ - 55€

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Bus  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station 761 / ...

12€ - 40€

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2h 7m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Galway 130.1 miles

24€ - 40€

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Galway is to bus which costs 12€ - 40€ and takes 2h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Galway is to drive which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 2h 7m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay and arriving at Galway Coach Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Heuston and arriving at Galway. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 25m.

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The distance between Dublin and Galway is 186 km. The road distance is 208.1 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Galway without a car is to train which takes 2h 25m and costs 35€ - 55€.

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The train from Heuston to Galway takes 2h 25m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Dublin to Galway bus services, operated by Citylink, depart from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay station.

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Dublin to Galway train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Heuston station.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Galway is to train which takes 2h 25m and costs 35€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 40€ and takes 2h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Galway.
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  • Distance: 116.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 25m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Galway, Ireland?

Irish Rail operates a train from Dublin to Galway every 3 hours. Tickets cost 35€ - 55€ and the journey takes 2h 25m. Alternatively, Citylink operates a bus from Dublin to Galway hourly. Tickets cost 12€ - 21€ and the journey takes 2h 30m. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bus operators
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 21€
Website
Citylink
Standard
14€ - 21€
Web Fare
12€ - 18€
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
Transport for Ireland
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Bus Eireann

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Dublin to Galway bus services, operated by Citylink, arrive at Galway Coach Station.

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Dublin to Galway train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Galway station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Galway is 208 km. It takes approximately 2h 7m to drive from Dublin to Galway.

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There are 369+ hotels available in Galway. Prices start at 59€ per night.

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