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There are 5 ways to get from Arklow to Galway by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Arklow to Dublin 740A
  2. Take the bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station 660 / ...

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Bus via Arklow, stop 135531  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Arklow, stop 135531 to Custom House Quay, stop 135271 2
  2. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway City, Coach Station 720

Bus, train  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Arklow, stop 135531 to Clare Street, stop 100041 2
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway Galway Service / ...

Train  •  5h 8m

  1. Take the train from Arklow to Tara St Rosslare Europort Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Galway Galway Service / ...

Drive  •  2h 44m

  1. Drive from Arklow to Galway 276.4 km

Arklow to Galway by bus and walk

The journey time between Arklow and Galway is around 4h 20m and covers a distance of around 281 km. This includes an average layover time of around 25 min. Operated by Wexford Bus, Citylink and Aircoach, the Arklow to Galway service departs from Arklow and arrives in Galway Coach Station. Typically 53 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

53 Weekly Services
4h 20m Average Duration
€27 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Arklow to Galway is to bus which costs €27 - €45 and takes 4h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Arklow to Galway is to drive which costs €55 - €85 and takes 2h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Arklow to Galway station. However, there are services departing from Arklow and arriving at Galway Coach Station via Temple Bar, Crampton Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Arklow to Galway. However, there are services departing from Arklow and arriving at Galway via Abbey Street and Heuston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 8m.

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The distance between Arklow and Galway is 201 km. The road distance is 276.4 km.

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The best way to get from Arklow to Galway without a car is to bus which takes 4h 20m and costs €27 - €45.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m to get from Arklow to Galway, including transfers.

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Arklow to Galway bus services, operated by Wexford Bus, depart from Arklow station.

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

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The best way to get from Arklow to Galway is to bus which takes 4h 20m and costs €27 - €45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €28 - €40 and takes 5h 8m.

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Map of how to get from Arklow to Galway.
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  • Distance: 200.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 20m

What companies run services between Arklow, IE-WW, Ireland and Galway, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Arklow to Galway via Dublin and Temple Bar, Crampton Quay in around 4h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Arklow to Galway via Tara St, Abbey Street, Heuston, and Heuston in around 5h 8m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Galway
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€17 - €20
Flexible
€20 - €24
Train from Arklow to Tara St
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€10 - €12
Flexible
€11 - €13
Bus operators
Wexford Bus
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
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Temple Bar, Aston Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€15
Website
Aircoach
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 Arklow, stop 135531 to Custom House Quay, stop 135271
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Arklow, stop 135531 to Clare Street, stop 100041
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Bus Eireann
GoBus.ie
Phone
+353 (0)91 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway City, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
GoBus.ie

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Arklow to Galway is 276 km. It takes approximately 2h 44m to drive from Arklow to Galway.

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