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 hr 8 min. There are 37 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:19 AM and the last at 8:30 PM. 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 hr 8 min
Connection per Day37
First Departure6:19 AM
Last Departure8:30 PM
Distance113.63 mi
CarriersIrish Rail

Dublin to Galway Train Times

Departure date
Friday, Feb 23, 2024

Traveling from Galway to Dublin by Train

Embarking on a train journey between Galway, the gem of Ireland's West Coast, and Dublin, the nation's bustling capital, is an opportunity to witness the verdant landscapes and charming towns of Ireland. Spanning an estimated distance of 113.63 mi, this train expedition offers a captivating look into the heart of the Emerald Isle. The standard travel time for this route revolves around 3 hr 8 min. With 37 daily services to choose from, travelers can select the best fit for their schedules. Typically, ticket prices commence at , though it's recommended to book in advance for preferable fares and seat options. The journey initiates at Galway's Ceannt Station and culminates at Dublin's Heuston or Connolly Station.

Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail), Ireland's national train operator, provides the principal rail service for this connection. Within their fleet, passengers can choose from a variety of seating categories, from standard to first class. Onboard conveniences, designed to elevate the travel experience, comprise power sockets, free Wi-Fi, and a trolley service offering refreshments, snacks, and beverages.

Direct services are prevalent for those journeying between Galway and Dublin, ensuring a hassle-free experience. However, passengers should still check specific routes and timings, as occasional changes or stopovers might be incorporated. Catering services on board provide an array of refreshments suitable for all journey durations.

Galway's Ceannt Station is a nexus for bus and rail services, facilitating smooth onward journeys or town exploration. In Dublin, depending on the station of arrival - Heuston or Connolly - passengers can seamlessly transition to the Luas tram system, Dublin Bus routes, or even DART services, granting easy access to various parts of the city and its suburbs.

Things to Do/See in Dublin:

  1. Trinity College & The Book of Kells: Marvel at Ireland's oldest university and famed manuscript.
  2. Temple Bar: Dublin's lively cultural quarter brimming with pubs and galleries.
  3. Guinness Storehouse: Discover the history of Ireland's iconic stout and enjoy panoramic city views.
  4. Dublin Castle: Delve into the rich history of this ancient city fortress.
  5. Phoenix Park: Europe's largest city park, home to the Dublin Zoo.
  6. Jameson Distillery Bow St.: Experience whiskey tastings and tours.
  7. St. Stephen's Green: A serene city park, perfect for relaxation.
  8. Kilmainham Gaol: A historic former prison turned museum.
  9. Grafton Street: Dublin's main shopping and entertainment artery.
  10. Little Museum of Dublin: Chronicles the city's 20th-century history.

What to Eat in Dublin:

  1. Irish Stew: A hearty dish made with lamb or beef.
  2. Boxty: Traditional Irish potato pancakes.
  3. Coddle: A Dublin specialty made with sausage, bacon, and potatoes.
  4. Soda Bread: A staple bread, often served with meals.
  5. Seafood Chowder: Rich and creamy soup brimming with fresh seafood.
  6. Full Irish Breakfast: A robust start to the day featuring eggs, sausages, black pudding, and more.
  7. Colcannon: Mashed potatoes mixed with cabbage or kale.
  8. Guinness Pie: A flavorful pie cooked with Ireland's renowned stout.
  9. Irish Coffee: A warming blend of coffee, whiskey, sugar, and cream.
  10. Driscoll's Traditional Black Pudding: A type of blood sausage loved in Dublin.

Day Trips from Dublin:

Howth, a picturesque fishing village, offers stunning cliff walks and seafood eateries. The ancient megalithic tombs at Newgrange provide a window into prehistoric Ireland. The Wicklow Mountains, also known as the "Garden of Ireland," showcases scenic beauty and historic sites like Glendalough. Malahide boasts a grand castle and a lovely seaside ambiance. Lastly, a journey to Bray offers a pleasant seaside escape with the opportunity to hike up Bray Head.

Travel Tips for Dublin:

In Dublin, consider getting a Leap Card to easily use and switch between various modes of public transportation, including the Luas, Dublin Bus, and DART. The city center is compact, making it suitable for exploration on foot. Enjoy the vibrant local music sessions in traditional pubs. For a comprehensive understanding of Dublin's history, hop-on, hop-off bus tours can be advantageous. Lastly, Dublin's location along the east coast makes it a convenient starting point for future trips to Ireland.

For those considering the train journey between Galway and Dublin, Virail is a reliable platform that simplifies ticket searches, presenting a spectrum of timings and prices. Visit our platform for the latest schedules and best deals.

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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 $0.87 to $15.90 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 $3.24 if you’re lucky, or $5.30 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $9.53.

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

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 hr 8 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 15 min.
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 6:19 AM. 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 8:30 PM. 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 hr 15 min.
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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