There are 2 ways to get from Cork to Galway by bus or car

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Bus  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from St. Patricks Quay to Galway Coach Station 251 / ...

$14 - $40

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Cork to Galway 122.9 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Cork to Galway is to bus which costs 12€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cork to Galway is to drive which takes 2 h 16 min and costs 23€ - 35€.

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The distance between Cork and Galway is 158 km. The road distance is 197 km.

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The bus from St. Patricks Quay to Galway Coach Station takes 2 h 50 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from St. Patricks Quay and arriving at Galway Coach Station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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

Citylink operates a bus from Cork to Galway every 2 hours. Tickets cost $14 - $23 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min. Bus Eireann also services this route every 2 hours.

Bus operators
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$16 - $23
Web Fare
$14 - $20
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie

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