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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 25m

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

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Bus  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Stn 761 / ...

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Drive  •  2h 8m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Galway 209 km

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Galway is to bus which costs €15 - €24 and takes 2h 30m.

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The fastest way to get from Dublin to Galway is to drive which takes 2h 8m and costs €35 - €55.

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dublin Heuston and arriving at Galway. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 25m.

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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 25m and costs €17 - €26.

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The train from Dublin Heuston to Galway takes 2h 25m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Dublin to Galway is to train which takes 2h 25m and costs €17 - €26. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €15 - €24 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 25m

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

Irish Rail operates a train from Dublin Heuston to Galway hourly. Tickets cost €17 - €26 and the journey takes 2h 25m. Alternatively, Citylink operates a bus from Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Stn hourly. Tickets cost €15 - €24 and the journey takes 2h 30m. Aircoach also services this route every 3 hours.

Train operators
Bus operators
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Stn
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
https://www.aircoach.ie/

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