Trains Dublin to Galway: Times, Prices and Tickets

Dublin to Galway by train

The journey from Dublin to Galway by train is 113.63 mi and takes 3 hrs 8 mins. There are 37 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 8 mins
Connection per Day37
First Departure06:19
Last Departure20:30
Distance113.63 mi
DepartureDublin
ArrivalGalway
CarriersIrish Rail

Dublin to Galway Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, 28 Feb 2024

Dublin to Galway by train

The train from Dublin to Galway takes 3 hrs 8 mins, and there are connections per day. The first train leaves at 06:19, while the last train departs at 20:30. You can expect to pay an average of .

 

The train service from Dublin to Galway departs from Dublin Heuston Station and crosses Ireland from east coast to west. This service is operated by Irish Rail. Heuston Station is easy to reach, being right in the center of Dublin close to O'Connell Street, with its own tram stop and several bus lines. Galway Station is also a city center station, just around the corner from Eyre Square, and with lots of bus connections.

 

Irish Rail trains are well-equipped for travelers' comfort. Free WiFi is available on board, and there's a power point at every seat, giving you the chance to charge your cell phone or other devices while you travel. There is usually a restaurant car offering light snacks and drinks if you didn't stock up at the station in Dublin. Traveling with your bike? Be sure to book a space in advance, as slots are limited.

 

Galway is the largest city in the west of Ireland and makes a great base to explore the nature of the surrounding area. Visit the historic Aran Islands, the stunning Cliffs of Moher, or the windswept landscape of Connemara, all within easy reach of the city. Galway itself is a charming, small city with a beautiful cathedral, quaint old buildings, and cobbled streets around the center. It's very walkable and easy to explore. The port area is famous for its delicious seafood, which is often freshly caught in the morning.

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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.

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 £0.72 to £13.09 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 94% 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 £2.67 if you’re lucky, or £4.37 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £7.85.

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 113.63 mi.
How long does the train between Dublin and Galway take?
Dublin to Galway is on average 3 hrs 8 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 37 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 8 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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