• Our partners include:

  • RailEurope
  • Deutsche Bahn
  • Trenitalia
  • SNCF
  • Flixbus
  • RENFE
  • Ouibus
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner

There are 4 ways to get from Dublin to Clifden by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Heuston to Galway Galway Service
  2. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Clifden, Clifden 923 / ...

$50 - $78

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station 761 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Clifden, Clifden 923 / ...

$23 - $42

2 alternative options

Bus Transport for Ireland  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station 720
  2. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Clifden, Clifden 923 / ...

$28 - $42

Drive  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Dublin to Clifden 177.9 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Clifden is to bus which costs 19€ - 40€ and takes 5 h.

More details

The quickest way to get from Dublin to Clifden is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 16 min.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Clifden. However, there are services departing from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay and arriving at Clifden, Clifden via Galway Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h.

More details

The distance between Dublin and Clifden is 251 km. The road distance is 284.6 km.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Dublin to Clifden without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 55 min and costs 40€ - 70€.

More details

It takes approximately 4 h 55 min to get from Dublin to Clifden, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

Dublin to Clifden bus services, operated by Citylink, arrive at Clifden, Clifden station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Clifden is 285 km. It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to drive from Dublin to Clifden.

Get driving directions

There are 275+ hotels available in Clifden. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Dublin to Clifden.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 156.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 55 min

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

You can take a bus from Dublin to Clifden via Galway Coach Station in around 5 h.

Train operators
Bus operators
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Clifden, Clifden
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
Citylink
Standard
$10 - $15
Web Fare
$8 - $12
Bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
Citylink
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $21
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Clifden, Clifden
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
Bus Eireann
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Website
Transport for Ireland

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including How to get from Stansted Airport into central London, Travelling to the US: What do I need to know? and Travel Insider: Top Japan travel tips by Beatrix Holland - to help you get the most out of your next trip.