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Buses in Dublin

Dublin is the capital city of the Republic of Ireland, and is situated on the east coast of the country, on the Irish Sea.

Dublin has an extensive network of public bus routes, making it very easy to get around not just the city centre, but the inner and outer suburbs too. First port of call is the Dublin Bus website. Its route, timetable and fare information make it easy for visitors to bus around the sights, and a real time information service shows when buses are due to arrive at stops.


Buses to Dublin: Main bus companies

Traveling to Dublin by bus and coach is a lot less expensive than traveling by train or by plane. Also, the journey across the beautiful Irish landscape will provide you with an opportunity to discover the scenery as well as relax.

If you'll be taking the bus to and from Dublin, you can travel with companies such as Citylink,, Bus Eireann, National Express, and Dublin Bus.

Citylink and GoBus have nationwide coverage, so you can travel to and from Dublin and cities such as Galway, Limerick, and Cork.

With Bus Eireann and National Express, you can also travel internationally to the UK to places like London, Manchester, and Birmingham.


Dublin Travel Guide

A trip to Dublin does not necessarily mean that you'll have to spend a fortune. If you plan accordingly and travel by bus, you'll be able to visit this magical place without breaking the bank. Let's start with some practical information:

🇮🇪 Currency: Euro

⏱️ Timezone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

🏨 Average price for a hotel night: €150 / $165 / £130

🍽️ Average price for a main meal: €13.50 to €27 / $15 to $30 / £11.5 to £23



Dublin is a historic city with plenty of things to see and do. Some of its most famous historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and the imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191.

If you're more into the great outdoors and green spaces, you can also head to Phoenix Park, just west of the centre of the city. Phoenix Park is the largest enclosed park in Europe. It also holds the Dublin zoo, an ornamental lake with swans and geese, and many acres of untamed grasslands.

What are the most popular bus routes to Dublin?

We've found the top bus routes travellers take to get to Dublin! Every day our bus partners (IrishCitylink) bring people from major cities to Dublin. Enjoy the convenience of taking the bus to Dublin!

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Buses from Galway to Dublin for $18
When you book a bus trip from Galway to Dublin with Busbud, you pay an average price of $18. There are 8 scheduled buses per day. The bus trip takes an average of 2h 25m. Departures are between 6:15 AM and 7:15 PM.

Buses from Manchester to Dublin for $79
Each day 5 buses connect Manchester to Dublin. The average travel time for this route is 8h 5m. When you book with Busbud, you can expect an average price of $79. Daily departures are between 3:50 AM and 10:25 PM.

Buses from Limerick to Dublin for $28
You can take the bus from Limerick to Dublin for an average price of $28. There are 17 buses operating this route every day. The earliest bus leaves at 1:30 AM and the latest bus departs at 7:35 PM. The average travel time for this route is 2h 30m.

Where are the popular bus stations and stops in Dublin?

Where are the popular bus stations and stops in Dublin?

Popular bus routes to and from Dublin

Bus Routes Near Dublin

Top travelled bus routes in Ireland

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