Getting out of Dublin

Dublin City Centre, Co. Dublin

By Car:
Several agencies such as Budget, Hertz and Europcar offer car hire services from numerous offices at the airport and throughout city centre. However, due to Dublin’s notorious traffic congestion we advice travelers to utilize public transit to get out of Dublin and then pick up the rental car once they arrive into a Western city like Galway. If you nonetheless opt to hire your car from Dublin, Auto Europe is the preferred car rental agency of Signpost Tours.

By Rail
Irish Rail operates Intercity rail services from Dublin to several cities in the West, including Galway, Sligo Killarney, and Westport. Though considerably more expensive—a return ticket costs can cost 40 euro or more—trains are faster and more relaxing than buses. Though far less frequent than buses, most train routes have several daily departures.

By Bus:
If you’re traveling from Dublin to Galway by bus you’ve three options. Two private companies are licensed to service this route: City Link and Bus Nestor, offering numerous daily departures from Dublin Airport and City Centre to Galway. We recommend the former as providing a more reliable and professional service. On average it takes buses around 3.5 hours to cover the 200 kilometre distance between Dublin and Galway. City Link has buses departing Dublin nearly every hour throughout the day between 0800 and 2100 hrs. Tickets for 2006 cost 17 euro return.

Alternatively, the state-owned company Bus Eireann operates a vast network of buses running in every possible direction (except where you want to go) and most times (except when you really need them). Their buses may not be as modern, and their prices a bit dearer, but they do offer a no frills service that, in a pinch, can be satisfactory.

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