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There are 3 ways to get from Galway to Dublin by bus, train or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin City, Parkgate St

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Train

  1. Take the train from Galway to Heuston

Drive

  1. Drive from Galway to Dublin

Galway to Dublin by bus

The bus journey time between Galway and Dublin is around 2h 25m and covers a distance of around 204 km. Operated by Citylink, GoBus.ie and Aircoach, the Galway to Dublin bus service departs from Galway Coach Station and arrives in Dublin City, Parkgate St. Typically 244 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

244 Weekly Buses
2h 25m Average Duration
€12 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Galway to Dublin is to bus which costs €12 - €21 and takes 2h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Galway to Dublin is to drive which costs €40 - €60 and takes 2h 8m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Galway Coach Station station and arriving at Dublin City, Parkgate St. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Galway and arriving at Heuston. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 34m.

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The distance between Galway and Dublin is 186 km. The road distance is 208.8 km.

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The best way to get from Galway to Dublin without a car is to bus which takes 2h 25m and costs €12 - €21.

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The bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin City, Parkgate St takes 2h 25m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Galway to Dublin bus services, operated by Citylink, depart from Galway Coach Station.

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

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The best way to get from Galway to Dublin is to bus which takes 2h 25m and costs €12 - €21. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €17 - €24 and takes 2h 34m.

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  • Distance: 186.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 25m

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

Citylink operates a bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin City, Parkgate St hourly. Tickets cost €12 - €21 and the journey takes 2h 25m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Irish Rail operates a train from Galway to Heuston every 3 hours. Tickets cost €17 - €24 and the journey takes 2h 34m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin City, Parkgate St
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
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 Galway City, Coach Station to Dublin City, Parkgate St
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
GoBus.ie
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15
Website
Aircoach

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Galway to Dublin bus services, operated by Citylink, arrive at Dublin City, Parkgate St station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Galway to Dublin is 209 km. It takes approximately 2h 8m to drive from Galway to Dublin.

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