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Bus Galway to Cork: Times, Prices and Tickets

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

The prices for bus tickets from Galway to Cork 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. Booked in advance, the cheapest bus tickets from Galway to Cork will cost € 19. The average bus ticket price is approximately € 19.46. 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.

Galway to Cork by bus

Best price € 19
Journey duration 2 h 57 min
Connections per day 21
First departure 08:30
Last departure 19:35
Distance 164 km
Departure Galway
Arrival Cork
Carriers Citylink, Irish Citylink

Ticket price Galway - Cork every day

€ 4.76
€ 19
€ 4.31
€ 19
In 2 days
€ 4.41
In 3 days
€ 1.90
€ 19
In 4 days
€ 5.58
€ 19
In 5 days
€ 4.39
€ 19
In 6 days
€ 1.89

Route Summary by Bus

Minimum price
€ 19
Maximum price
€ 21

Galway - Cork


Best prices for the month

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By Train

€ 2.59

Monday, August 22nd 2022
Irish Rail-logo
Galway (Ceannt) - Cork (Kent)
06:15 - 10:37
Irish Rail
4h 22min
2 changes
CO2: 0.47kg
By Bus

€ 19

Monday, August 22nd 2022
Irish Citylink-logo
Galway Old Dublin Rd - Cork Airport
17:35 - 20:40
Irish Citylink
3h 5min
CO2: 5.76kg

How long does the journey from Galway to Cork take by bus?

The journey between Galway and Cork runs for about 164 km and usually takes approximately 2 h 56 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 2 h 25 min. If you are trying to get from Galway to Cork as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

What time are the departures from Galway to Cork?

The first daily departure from Galway to Cork leaves at 08:30, while the last journey of the day sets out at 19:35. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Galway and Cork. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

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

The exact number of journeys from Galway to Cork can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 19 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including Citylink and Irish Citylink. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 26 departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Galway to Cork. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Galway to Cork varies, but in general, you can expect to find 19 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 0 journeys with one change or more.


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