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Bus Transportation in Ireland

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Bus Transportation in Ireland

I am going to Dublin May 9, want to leave on 12th

to Cork, then 16th go to Galway then from Galway

to Shannon on the 18th. What is time frame on

bus from each point. What is website for bus schedules or am I better by rail, is there discount

bus or rail for students??

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1. Re: Bus Transportation in Ireland

http://www.buseireann.ie/bubble.php?id=57 is the bus timetable and http://www.irishrail.ie/home/ is the rail timetable.

I would suggest that Dublin - Cork would be better as a rail journey and the other two as bus journeys. If you look at the map of the rail system on the link above you will see that there are not really good connections between Cork/Galway and Galway/Shannon.

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2. Re: Bus Transportation in Ireland

Agree with Doneraile about taking the train to Cork. It's a long journey in the car nevermind the bus with stops along the way,

Dublin - Galway usually takes about 3.5- 4 hours depending on traffic. There is a 5 mins stop at Athlone bus station for a quick facilites break and you can also get some snacks. I would always advise stocking up on snacks to bring with you.

The train is quicker to Galway( not by much) but one nice thing about getting the bus for visitors is you do get to see some of the countryside, and the small villages and towns en route, as well as some of the characters that often get on the bus ;-)

It is also much cheaper then the train!

Galway - Shannon (I'm only guessing here but should be no more then 1.5 hours).

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3. Re: Bus Transportation in Ireland

If travelling from Dublin to Cork one way then make sure you book your ticket online as it is cheaper. It will cost 33euro on the website but a one way ticket bought at Heuston Station in Dublin to Cork will cost almost 60euro

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