Bus travel is the most frequent and cheapest transport to/from Galway thanks to healthy competition between Bus Éireann (a state owned bus company) and private operators such as CityLink and BusNestor.
There are regular services throughout the day, every day, from Galway to all other major cities in Ireland.
CityLink and BusNestor operate special services to/from to Dublin Airport and Shannon Airport.
|Route||Off-peak travel time||Peak hours travel time|
|Galway - Dublin||3 hours||4.5 hours|
|Galway - Dublin Airport||3 hours||4.5 hours|
|Galway - Shannon Airport||1 hour||1.5 hours|
|Galway - Limerick||1.5 hours||2 hours|
|Galway - Cork||2.5 hours||3.5 hours|
Bus Éireann is part of CIE (a state owned transport company that also owns Irish Rail). Bus Éireann services cover the entire country. Most services are frequent ( eg Galway/Dublin is every hour). Timetables available from their web site.