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dublin airport to galway city

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dublin airport to galway city

How would you describe the drive from Dublin Airport to Galway City Centre? We arrive around 2 PM to the airport and can pick up a car that afternoon. Should we be able to make the drive directly? We can't decide if we want to drive or take a bus to Galway. If we take the bus, we can enjoy the drive but not worry about getting lost that first day on our trip. We have never driven in Ireland so we thought the bus might be a good option for arriving to the Western side of the country since we fly into Dublin and might be tired from flights originating in the US.

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"We have never driven in Ireland so we thought the bus might be a good option for arriving to the Western side of the country since we fly into Dublin and might be tired from flights originating in the US.

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That factor alone would find me in favor of either taking the bus or staying in Dublin for a night and getting a fresh start in the morning.

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hi maria.on your exit from the airport head for the m1 city bound.stay in the left lane and head for the m50 south bound.galway is well sign posted and you should do the trip in just under 4 hours

enjoy your trip

dave

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Does anyone have an opinion about the ease of finding the bus from the Dublin airport to the Galway TI stop?

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"Does anyone have an opinion about the ease of finding the bus from the Dublin airport to the Galway TI stop?"

You're going to have to help me out with what the "Galway TI stop" means. I'm guessing "Tourist Information"?

The bus station in Galway is pretty much in the center of things, just off Eyre Square. Depending on where you choose to stay you can either walk or grab a taxi from the bus station to your lodging.

Finding the bus at Dublin Airport should be easy enough, there's an information desk if you don't see signs for the coach area when you come out of the arrivals area.

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Hi marla

To get to the buses from the airport to Galway, go straight out from arrivals, cross the road and through the multistory car park. The buses are on the ahead and on the right as you come out of the car park. The buses are Gobus www.gobus.ie and citylink www.citylink.ie.

Both are very good and both arrive in the Bus station in Galway just off Eyre Square.

One option that might also be of interest is to fly to Galway? and you can then hire a car from Galway airport which is just outside the city. www.aerarann.ie have flights from Dublin to Galway, 30 minute journey and cost as little as 25euro one way.

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marla

I would definitely go for gobus - they have a new service now where they stop in Dublin City (one stop) and then its straight to Galway Bus Station non stop - its a great bus -very comfortable, with all mod cons, wifi, toilets, etc. It cost 15 Euro one way - I was on it just this weekend and can highly recommend it.

You can catch the bus right outside the airport - get off at arrivals in Dublin Airport, walk out the door, and into the building opposite, walk through that building and out the other side and the buses are there.

Well worth it.

here is their timetable.

http://www.gobus.ie/timetables.php

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We just returned from Ireland and spent time in Galway. We took the GoBus directly from the airport (15euros) and it arrived in Galway 3 hours later. It is an express bus with free WIFI and a toilet on board. It goes directly to the new bus terminal in Galway. We then returned to Dublin on the GoBus and enjoyed seeing the countryside in a very relaxed manner. I highly recommend this bus company as the other companies make numerous stops.

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Here's a map of Dublin Airport showing the bus pick up areas

dublinairport.com/at-airport/airport-maps/sh…

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