The train is the ideal way of traveling from Dublin to Galway. The journey time is about 3 hours. A bar and restaurant service is available on most trains. Return trip tickets vary from €22.50 - €38.00 depending on the the time of week (2003 prices).
Towns serviced along the route include Athenry, Ballinasloe, Athlone, Tullamore and Kildare. There are no direct routes to other cities.
The following times are known to be accurate in January 2003 and are valid until 3 June 2003. But confirmation close to date of travel is advised.
Early train: 0515 Mon, 0520 Tue-Fri.
Mon-Sat: 0745, 1100, 1510, 1808.
Sun: 0835, 1350, 1445, 1620, 1805.
Journey time is approx 3 hours. Trains terminate at Heuston Station, Dublin.
Mon-Sat: 0720, 1055, 1430, 1650, 1905.
Sun: 0905, 1405, 1850, 2040.
Journey time is approx 3 hours. Trains depart from Heuston Station.