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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 18m

  1. Take the train from Heuston 1 to Galway 1 Galway Service

17€ - 24€

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Bus  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay ->W1 to Galway City, Coach Station 720 / ...

12€ - 24€

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Drive  •  2h 8m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Galway 209 km

25€ - 40€

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Galway is to bus which costs 12€ - 24€ and takes 2h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Galway is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 2h 8m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay ->W1 and arriving at Galway City, Coach Station station. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Heuston 1 and arriving at Galway 1. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 18m.

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The distance between Dublin and Galway is 186 km. The road distance is 209 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Galway without a car is to train which takes 2h 18m and costs 17€ - 24€.

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The train from Heuston 1 to Galway 1 takes 2h 18m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Dublin to Galway bus services, operated by GoBus.ie, depart from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay ->W1 station.

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Dublin to Galway train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Heuston 1 station.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Galway is to train which takes 2h 18m and costs 17€ - 24€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 24€ and takes 2h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Galway.
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  • Distance: 186.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 18m

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

Irish Rail operates a train from Heuston 1 to Galway 1 every 4 hours. Tickets cost 17€ - 24€ and the journey takes 2h 18m. Alternatively, GoBus.ie operates a bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay ->W1 to Galway City, Coach Station hourly, and the journey takes 2h 30m. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bus operators
GoBus.ie
Phone
+353 (0)91 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay ->W1 to Galway City, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
GoBus.ie
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay ->W to Galway Coach Station 10
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 21€
Website
Citylink
Standard
14€ - 21€
Web Fare
12€ - 18€
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras, stop 135001 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
Bus Eireann

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Dublin to Galway bus services, operated by GoBus.ie, arrive at Galway City, Coach Station.

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Dublin to Galway train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Galway 1 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Galway is 209 km. It takes approximately 2h 8m to drive from Dublin to Galway.

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There are 336+ hotels available in Galway. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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