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Cork to Galway by bus

The journey from Cork to Galway by bus is 163.83 km and takes 4 hrs 44 mins. There are 80 connections per day, with the first departure at 07:25 and the last at 20:15. It is possible to travel from Cork to Galway by bus for as little as €11.15 or as much as €45.22. The best price for this journey is €11.15.

Lowest Price€11.15
Journey Duration4 hrs 44 mins
Connection per Day80
Lowest Price€11.15
Highest Price€45.22
First Departure07:25
Last Departure20:15
Distance163.83 km
DepartureCork
ArrivalGalway
CarriersIrish Citylink

Cork to Galway Bus Times

Departure date
Saturday 15 Jun 2024

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How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from Cork to Galway?

Prices will vary when you travel from Cork to Galway. On average, though, you'll pay about €24.78 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as €11.15, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.
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On average, you can expect to spend around €24.78 for your bus ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper bus tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Cork to Galway.

How long will it take me to travel from Cork to Galway by bus?

The average journey time is 4 hrs 44 mins. This is how long it takes to cross the 163.83 km from Cork to Galway. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Cork to Galway to take longer than 4 hrs 44 mins. The journey from Cork to Galway covers a distance of 163.83 km. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 4 hrs 44 mins. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 2 hrs 45 mins. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Cork to Galway faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do departures from Cork to Galway leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Cork to Galway, which usually leaves at 07:25. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 20:15. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Cork to Galway, which usually leaves at 07:25. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 20:15. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

How many times a day do departures from Cork leave for Galway?

The route from Cork to Galway is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Cork 80 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Cork to Galway, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 49 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 31 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cork to Galway. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cork to Galway.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Cork to Galway, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Cork to Galway.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around €15.12 to €21.37 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 29% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Cork to Galway

The cheapest Cork - Galway bus tickets can be found for as low as €17.94 if you’re lucky, or €20.58 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €25.38.

Find the best day to travel to Galway by bus

When travelling to Galway by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Cork to Galway CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
11.47kg
Bus
12.29kg
Flight
32.77kg
Car
26.21kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Cork to Galway?
A bus ticket from Cork to Galway is €24.78. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as €11.15.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Cork to Galway?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Cork to Galway is €11.15. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Cork and Galway by bus?
Cork to Galway is 163.83 km.
How long does the bus between Cork and Galway take?
Cork to Galway is on average 4 hrs 44 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hrs 45 mins.
How many bus connections per day go from Cork to Galway?
Cork to Galway has 80 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Cork to Galway leave?
The earliest bus from Cork to Galway departs at 07:25. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Cork to Galway depart?
The latest bus from Cork to Galway departs at 20:15. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Cork to Galway in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is €11.15 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Cork to Galway?
There are on average 49 direct connection(s) from Cork to go to Galway.
What's the fastest journey time between Cork to Galway by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Cork and Galway is 2 hrs 45 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Cork to Galway?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Cork and Galway.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cork to Galway by bus?
The bus journey from Cork to Galway creates 12.29kg of CO2 emissions.