Trains Galway to Dublin: Times, Prices and Tickets

Galway to Dublin by train

The journey from Galway to Dublin by train is 182.87 km and takes 3 hrs 23 mins. There are 42 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:25 and the last at 19:20. It is possible to travel from Galway to Dublin by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration3 hrs 23 mins
Connection per Day42
First Departure05:25
Last Departure19:20
Distance182.87 km
DepartureGalway
ArrivalDublin
CarriersIrish Rail

Galway to Dublin Train Times

Departure date
Thursday 29 Feb 2024

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How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from Galway to Dublin?

The prices for train tickets from Galway to Dublin 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 train tickets from Galway to Dublin will cost . The average train ticket price is approximately . 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.
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The prices for train tickets from Galway to Dublin 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 train ticket price is approximately . 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 the journey from Galway to Dublin take by train?

The journey between Galway and Dublin by train is approximately 182.87 km. It will take you more or less 3 hrs 23 mins to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey between Galway and Dublin by train usually takes 3 hrs 23 mins to cover a distance of 182.87 km. The shortest journey from Galway to Dublin will take you 2 hrs 19 mins. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Dublin quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

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

The first daily departure from Galway to Dublin leaves at 05:25, while the last journey of the day sets out at 19:20. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Galway and Dublin. 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. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Galway to Dublin, which usually leaves at 05:25. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 19:20. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

Which stations are used when traveling from Galway to Dublin?

You will be able to leave Galway by using stations such as . These connect you to stations including in Dublin. 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 Galway or in Dublin, for your convenience while traveling.

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

The route from Galway to Dublin 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 Galway 42 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Galway to Dublin, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 9 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 33 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 Galway to Dublin. 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 Galway to Dublin
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Galway to Dublin.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Galway to Dublin, 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 Galway to Dublin.

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 €1.18 to €10.43 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 89% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Galway to Dublin

The cheapest Galway - Dublin train tickets can be found for as low as €1.42 if you’re lucky, or €2.25 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €3.69.

Find the best day to travel to Dublin by train

When travelling to Dublin 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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Galway to Dublin CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
12.8kg
Bus
13.72kg
Flight
36.57kg
Car
29.26kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Galway to Dublin by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Galway and Dublin are 12.8kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Galway and Dublin? By taking the train between Galway and Dublin 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 Galway and Dublin by train?
Galway to Dublin is 182.87 km.
How long does the train between Galway and Dublin take?
Galway to Dublin is on average 3 hrs 23 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hrs 19 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Galway to Dublin?
Galway to Dublin has 42 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Galway to Dublin leave?
The earliest train from Galway to Dublin departs at 05:25. 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 train from Galway to Dublin depart?
The latest train from Galway to Dublin departs at 19:20. 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 Galway to Dublin?
There are on average 9 direct connection(s) from Galway to go to Dublin.
What's the fastest journey time between Galway to Dublin by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Galway and Dublin is 2 hrs 19 mins.
Is there a direct train from Galway to Dublin?
Yes, there is a direct train between Galway and Dublin.
What are the CO2 emissions for Galway to Dublin by train?
The train journey from Galway to Dublin creates 12.8kg of CO2 emissions.

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