Traffic in Ireland

Hello everyone,

Which city or area do you live in in Ireland, and how do you find the traffic?

How long does it take to commute to work or run errands?

Is there a rush hour in your city? What times of the day would you recommend people to avoid driving if they can?

Are there any ways to avoid spending too much time in traffic in Ireland?

What is parking availability and cost like?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


Traffic in Galway is generally light to moderate unless you are driving right down the city cen5e during peak hours. 

Dublin is a different story.  Traffic around Dublin city especially in tourist areas can be quite heavy.

Overall, unless you are in the major city centres and during peak hours, traffic in Ireland is generally very light.  After all it is a very small country and small population.


It is very busy between 7:45 - 10:00 a.m. on weekdays. If you live in South Dublin then the best transport is bike, scooter, taxi and maybe Luas. I would not recommend Dublin bus service because it is slow and overcrowded.

Hope it help,