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

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Bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Galway Coach Station to Heuston Station, Saint John's Road West 720 / ...

$14 - $45

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Train  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Galway to Heuston Galway Service

$40 - $60

Drive  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Galway to Dublin 130.1 miles

$28 - $45

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Galway Coach Station station and arriving at Heuston Station, Saint John's Road West station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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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 2 h 28 min.

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The distance between Galway and Dublin is 186 km. The road distance is 208.2 km.

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The best way to get from Galway to Dublin without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 20 min and costs .

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The bus from Galway Coach Station to Heuston Station, Saint John's Road West takes 2 h 20 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Galway to Dublin bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at 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 2 h 20 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 h 28 min.

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Galway to Dublin bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at Heuston Station, Saint John's Road West.

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

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Map of how to get from Galway to Dublin.
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  • Distance: 116.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 20 min

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

Transport for Ireland operates a bus from Galway to Dublin every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $20 - $23 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Irish Rail operates a train from Galway to Dublin every 3 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 2 h 28 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Heuston Station, Saint John's Road West
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Galway Coach Station to Bachelor's Walk
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $21
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Schedules at
buseireann.ie

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Yes, the driving distance between Galway to Dublin is 208 km. It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to drive from Galway to Dublin.

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