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

Here’s what you need to know about the cost.

Travelling from Galway City to Dublin Airport by car can be an expensive and stressful effort. Your trip to the airport should be filled with excitement and relaxation, rather than worrying about the price. Let’s give away the game on how to avoid the headache and empty wallets. We calculated the cost of fuel, tolls and parking versus the cost of a Citylink return fare.

Based on a one week return trip to Dublin Airport by car, the cost would be €131.10 compared to Citylink’s online ticket price of €28. Not to mention, the freedom of sitting back with free WiFi on an air-conditioned bus letting someone else do the work. Keep reading to see how much choosing to book with Citylink can save you.

The Cost of Fuel – €55

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

It would cost approximately €55 to complete a round trip from Galway to Dublin Airport based on the 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.

The Cost of Tolls – €9.60

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

Toll plazas are the unfortunate necessity of a trip 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 way) & one approaching Kilcock (€2.90 one way), meaning a return journey adds up to €9.80.

The Cost of Parking – €66.50

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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 example, would come to €9.50 per day – an astronomical price for a family holiday.

In total, the cost of a 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 costly to travel by car.

So Why Choose Citylink?

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

With our 13 direct services departing daily from Galway Coach Station to Dublin Airport and our 11 daily direct services from Dublin Airport to Galway Coach Station, you are guaranteed to find a time that suits you. Also our Citylink Express services provide you with free WiFi, on-board toilets and reclining seats – the perfect environment to relax while you head to the airport. If you would like to know more about the Coach Station, please visit our blog.