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Dublin to Galway by bus

The journey from Dublin to Galway by bus is 182.87 km and takes 4 hrs 46 mins. There are 156 connections per day, with the first departure at 00:15 and the last at 23:59. It is possible to travel from Dublin to Galway by bus for as little as €16.56 or as much as €54.76. The best price for this journey is €16.56.

Lowest Price€16.56
Journey Duration4 hrs 46 mins
Connection per Day156
Lowest Price€16.56
Highest Price€54.76
First Departure00:15
Last Departure23:59
Distance182.87 km
CarriersIrish Citylink, GoBusMore

Dublin to Galway Bus Times

Departure date
Monday 24 Jun 2024

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Virail's search tool will provide you with the options you need when you want to go from Dublin to Galway. All you need to do is enter the dates of your planned journey, and let us take care of everything else. Our engine does the hard work, searching through thousands of routes offered by our trusted travel partners to show you options for traveling by train, bus, plane, or carpool. You can filter the results to suit your needs. There are a number of filtering options, including price, one-way or round trip, departure or arrival time, duration of journey, or number of connections. Soon you'll find the best choice for your journey. When you're ready, Virail will transfer you to the provider's website to complete the booking. No matter where you're going, get there with Virail.

How much does it cost to get from Dublin to Galway by bus?

Prices will vary when you travel from Dublin to Galway. On average, though, you'll pay about €28.09 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as €16.56, 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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The prices for bus tickets from Dublin to Galway vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average bus ticket price is approximately €28.09. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long does it take to get from Dublin to Galway by bus?

With a distance of 182.87 km between Dublin and Galway, it will usually take 4 hrs 46 mins to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 4 hrs 46 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey from Dublin to Galway covers a distance of 182.87 km. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 4 hrs 46 mins. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 2 hrs 24 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 Dublin to Galway faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

How many journeys from Dublin to Galway are there every day?

The route from Dublin 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 Dublin 156 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Dublin 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 88 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 68 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 Dublin 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 Dublin to Galway.

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If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Dublin 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 Dublin 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 €14.47 to €18.39 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 21% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Dublin to Galway

The cheapest Dublin - Galway bus tickets can be found for as low as €15.11 if you’re lucky, or €16.71 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €21.71.

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!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Aircoach is a private bus and coach operator that provides transportation services in Ireland. It was established in 1999 and has since grown to become one of the largest and most popular coach operators in the country. Aircoach offers a range of services, including airport transfers, commuter services, and private hire. Its airport transfer services operate between Dublin Airport and various locations in Dublin city, as well as other cities such as Cork and Belfast. Aircoach is known for its modern fleet of coaches, comfortable seating, and reliable service. It also offers free Wi-Fi and charging points on board its coaches.

Irish Citylink is a bus company that operates intercity services throughout Ireland. It was established in 2003 and is a subsidiary of the larger transport company, ComfortDelGro Corporation. Irish Citylink operates a fleet of modern coaches that are equipped with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and comfortable seating. The company's routes connect major cities such as Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Cork, and Belfast, as well as smaller towns and villages. Irish Citylink also offers airport transfer services to Dublin, Shannon, and Knock airports. The company is committed to providing safe, reliable, and affordable transportation options for its passengers.

Services on board GoBus, Aircoach and Eireagle from Dublin to Galway
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Dublin to Galway CO2 Emissions by Bus


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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Dublin to Galway?
A bus ticket from Dublin to Galway is €28.09. 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 €16.56.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Dublin to Galway?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Dublin to Galway is €16.56. 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 Dublin and Galway by bus?
Dublin to Galway is 182.87 km.
How long does the bus between Dublin and Galway take?
Dublin to Galway is on average 4 hrs 46 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hrs 24 mins.
Which companies operate from Dublin to Galway?
The bus journey from Dublin to Galway is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Irish Citylink, GoBus, Aircoach and Eireagle.
How many bus connections per day go from Dublin to Galway?
Dublin to Galway has 156 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Dublin to Galway leave?
The earliest bus from Dublin to Galway departs at 00:15. 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 Dublin to Galway depart?
The latest bus from Dublin to Galway departs at 23:59. 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 Dublin 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 €16.56 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 Dublin to Galway?
There are on average 88 direct connection(s) from Dublin to go to Galway.
What's the fastest journey time between Dublin to Galway by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Dublin and Galway is 2 hrs 24 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Dublin to Galway?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Dublin and Galway.
What are the CO2 emissions for Dublin to Galway by bus?
The bus journey from Dublin to Galway creates 13.72kg of CO2 emissions.

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