Trains Dublin to Galway: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Dublin to Galway by train

The journey from Dublin to Galway by train is 182.87 km and takes 3 hrs 9 mins. There are 38 connections per day, with the first departure at 06:19 and the last at 20:30. It is possible to travel from Dublin to Galway by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration3 hrs 9 mins
Connection per Day38
First Departure06:19
Last Departure20:30
Distance182.87 km
DepartureDublin
ArrivalGalway
CarriersIrish Rail

Dublin to Galway Train Times

Departure date
Monday 24 Jun 2024

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How much do train tickets from Dublin to Galway cost?

The cheapest train tickets from Dublin to Galway cost . On average, you can expect to spend around for your train 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 train 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 Dublin to Galway.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Dublin to Galway. On average, though, you'll pay about for a train ticket. 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 train 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 train tickets.

How long is the journey from Dublin to Galway by train?

The average journey time is 3 hrs 9 mins. This is how long it takes to cross the 182.87 km from Dublin to Galway. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Dublin to Galway to take longer than 3 hrs 9 mins. The journey from Dublin to Galway covers a distance of 182.87 km. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 3 hrs 9 mins. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 2 hrs 15 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.

What time are the first and last departures from Dublin to Galway?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Dublin to Galway, which usually leaves at 06:19. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 20:30. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. The first departure of the night from Dublin to Galway leaves at 06:19, while the last journey sets out at 20:30. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Dublin and Galway. 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.

Which stations can I use on the Dublin to Galway route?

You will be able to leave Dublin by using stations such as Dublin ,Dublin Connolly. These connect you to stations including in Galway. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Dublin or in Galway, for your convenience while traveling.

How many daily journeys are there from Dublin to Galway?

The exact number of journeys from Dublin to Galway 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 38 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to 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 Dublin to Galway. 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 Dublin to Galway varies, but in general, you can expect to find 9 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 29 journeys with one change or more. 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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Cheap train tickets from Dublin to Galway
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.

Book in advance and save

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

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around €0.85 to €15.49 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 95% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Dublin to Galway

The cheapest Dublin - Galway train tickets can be found for as low as €1.40 if you’re lucky, or €4.43 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €8.65.

Find the best day to travel to Galway by train

When travelling to Galway by train, 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!

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Dublin to Galway CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
12.8kg
Bus
13.72kg
Flight
36.57kg
Car
29.26kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Dublin to Galway by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Dublin and Galway are 12.8kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Dublin and Galway? By taking the train between Dublin and Galway you will save 23.77kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.92kg compared to a bus and 16.46kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Dublin and Galway by train?
Dublin to Galway is 182.87 km.
How long does the train between Dublin and Galway take?
Dublin to Galway is on average 3 hrs 9 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hrs 15 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Dublin to Galway?
Dublin to Galway has 38 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Dublin to Galway leave?
The earliest train from Dublin to Galway departs at 06:19. 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 train from Dublin to Galway depart?
The latest train from Dublin to Galway departs at 20:30. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
How many direct connections depart from Dublin to Galway?
There are on average 9 direct connection(s) from Dublin to go to Galway.
What's the fastest journey time between Dublin to Galway by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Dublin and Galway is 2 hrs 15 mins.
Is there a direct train from Dublin to Galway?
Yes, there is a direct train between Dublin and Galway.
What are the CO2 emissions for Dublin to Galway by train?
The train journey from Dublin to Galway creates 12.8kg of CO2 emissions.

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