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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 19m

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

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Bus  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station 660 / ...

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Drive  •  2h 8m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Galway 209 km

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The most affordable way to get from Dublin to Galway is to bus, which costs €12 - €21 and takes 2h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Galway is to drive which costs €26 - €40 and takes 2h 8m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay and arriving at Galway Coach Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Heuston and arriving at Galway. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 19m.

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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 19m and costs €17 - €25.

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The train from Heuston to Galway takes 2h 19m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Dublin to Galway is to train which takes 2h 19m and costs €17 - €25. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €12 - €21 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 19m

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

Irish Rail operates a train from Heuston to Galway hourly. Tickets cost €17 - €25 and the journey takes 2h 19m. Alternatively, Citylink operates a bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station hourly. Tickets cost €12 - €21 and the journey takes 2h 30m. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bus operators
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
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
Every 2 hours
Website
GoBus.ie
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

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

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