From Galway to Dublin Airport and back: How much can you save with Citylink?

Travelling from Galway City to Dublin Airport by car can be an expensive and stressful effort, with a great deal to think about on the journey. Let’s give away the game on how to avoid the headache and empty wallets.

The total cost of the return trip to Dublin Airport from Galway by car would amount to €131.10, compared to Citylink’s online price of €28. That’s over four times as much to travel by car.

Here’s what you need to know about this cost, based on a one week return trip to Dublin Airport by car:

The Cost of Fuel

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The average cost of fuel from Galway to Dublin Airport is €55

It would cost approx €55 to complete a round trip from Galway to Dublin Airport based on an average vehicle. This estimate is based on a route via the M6 motorway. The price may vary based on the type of fuel being used, the model of the car you’re driving, and when you ultimately decide to travel.

Cost: €55

The Cost of Tolls

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There are tolls on the M6 and M4 that come to €4.80 return

Toll plazas are the unfortunate necessity of any trip made from Galway direct to Dublin, and while travelling by car they are something you will have to take into account. You will come across two toll plazas on your journey from Galway to Dublin Airport; one at Ballinasloe (€1.90) & one approaching Kilcock (€2.90).

Both these tolls must be paid on the way to Dublin Airport and on the way back; for a return trip, that adds up to another few euro in expenses.

Cost: €9.60

The Cost of Parking

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Dublin Airport parking is paid by the day for a long-term stay

Parking in Dublin Airport costs €4.50 per hour for a short-term stay, a price that can add up quite quickly. Long term, however, which would be applicable in the case of our one-week stay, would come to €9.50 per day – an astronomical price for a family holiday.

Cost: €66.50

So Why Choose Citylink?

Opting to take a Citylink coach service to and from the airport instead could save you as much as €103.10! Paying that out would make quite a difference to your holiday funds.

Not to mention our Citylink Express services can provide you with free WiFi, on-board toilets and reclining seats – the perfect environment within which to relax while you head to the airport.

If you are driving to Galway Coach Station you may leave your car in the Coach Station iPairc, which, for Citylink customers, would cost €7 per 24 hours. The car park is open 24/7 for your convenience. If you would like to know more about the Coach Station, please visit our blog.

Total cost of commuting: €131.10

Total cost of travelling with Citylink: €28 (online price.)