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

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Bus via Dublin  •  3h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Arklow to Clare Street 2
  2. Take the bus from Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Stn 761 / ...

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Bus, train  •  4h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Arklow to Custom House Quay 2
  2. Take the train from Dublin Heuston to Galway rail / ...

Train  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the train from Arklow to Dublin Pearse rail / ...
  2. Take the train from Dublin Heuston to Galway rail / ...

Bus  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Arklow Euro Shop to Dublin Airport 2
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Stn 706x / ...

Drive  •  2h 44m

  1. Drive from Arklow to Galway 276.4 km

Arklow to Galway by bus

The bus journey time between Arklow and Galway is around 3h 57m and covers a distance of around 278 km. This includes an average layover time of around 14 min. Operated by Bus Éireann, Expressway, Dublin Bus and others, the Arklow to Galway bus service departs from Arklow and arrives in Galway Coach Stn. Typically 204 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

204 Weekly Buses
3h 57m Average Duration
€28 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Arklow to Galway is to train which costs €28 - €45 and takes 4h 45m.

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The fastest way to get from Arklow to Galway is to drive which takes 2h 44m and costs €50 - €75.

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No, there is no direct bus from Arklow to Galway. However, there are services departing from Arklow and arriving at Galway Coach Stn via National Gallery and Crampton Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 57m.

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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 via Dublin which takes 3h 57m and costs €27 - €45.

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It takes approximately 3h 57m to get from Arklow to Galway, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Arklow to Galway is to bus via Dublin which takes 3h 57m and costs €27 - €45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €28 - €45 and takes 4h 45m.

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Arklow to Galway bus services, operated by Citylink, arrive at Galway Coach Stn 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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  • Distance: 200.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 57m

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

You can take a bus from Arklow to Galway via Clare Street, National Gallery, Aston Quay, and Crampton Quay in around 3h 57m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Arklow to Galway via Dublin Pearse, Pearse Station, Parkgate Street, and Dublin Heuston in around 4h 45m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Dublin Heuston to Galway
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €26
Website
http://www.irishrail.ie/
Schedules at
https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/train-timetables
Book at
https://journeyplanner.irishrail.ie/webapp/#!P|TP!histId|0!histKey|H111568
Semi Flexible
€17 - €25
Flexible
€18 - €26
Train from Arklow to Dublin Pearse
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
http://www.irishrail.ie/
Schedules at
https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/train-timetables
Book at
https://journeyplanner.irishrail.ie/webapp/#!P|TP!histId|0!histKey|H111568
Semi Flexible
€8 - €12
Flexible
€8 - €12
Bus operators
Bus Éireann
Phone
+353 1 836 6111
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Arklow to Clare Street
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
https://www.buseireann.ie/
Bus from Arklow to Custom House Quay
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
https://www.buseireann.ie/
Expressway
Phone
0818 836611
Website
expressway.ie
Bus from Arklow Euro Shop to Dublin Clare St
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
https://www.expressway.ie/
Schedules at
https://www.expressway.ie/routes-and-timetables
Book at
https://www.expressway.ie/journey-search
Standard
€12 - €17
Bus from Arklow Euro Shop to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13 - €18
Website
https://www.expressway.ie/
Schedules at
https://www.expressway.ie/routes-and-timetables
Book at
https://www.expressway.ie/journey-search
Standard
€13 - €18
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Stn
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €24
Website
https://www.citylink.ie/
Web Fare
€15 - €21
On Bus
€17 - €24
Aircoach
Phone
+353 0 1 844 7118
Email
info@aircoach.ie
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Aston Quay to Galway Coach Stn
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
https://www.aircoach.ie/
Bus from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Stn
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
https://www.aircoach.ie/

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