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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Bus and train services for the Galway Races, July 2016

The Galway Races Summer Meeting is from Monday 25 July - Sunday 31 July 2016.

This is a summary of the public transport and traffic-management plans.
  • Bus Éireann special races shuttle buses will run from Eyre Square.  
  • Regional companies are running special services from Athenry, Oranmore and Roscommon (via the N63) to Ballybrit,
  • The Athenry Night-link service runs Wednesday-Sunday nights.
  • Hotels are co-ordinating shuttle services from Loughrea and Claregalway. 
  • There are some changes to regular regional buses during race week and the next week.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

GoBus fare increases, July 2016

GoBus have announced fare price rises from Monday 4 July 2016.

They have also introduced a Senior fare type, which gives a small discount for pre-purchased return tickets on Galway / Dublin / Dublin Airport services.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

June 2016 bank holiday buses and trains in Galway

Monday 6 June 2015 
is a 
Public / Bank Holiday 

in Ireland.

City Buses

Bus Éireann and City Direct will run their their standard Sunday and public holiday city services in Galway on Monday 6th June.

Regional Buses

Most regional and national public transport services will run their standard Sunday-timetable service on both Sunday 5th and Monday 6th of June 2016.

  • Bus Éireann has one Galway area cancellation on Sunday 5th (a Dundalk / Galway / return service).  Details.
  • Bus Éireann will operate to a Sunday timetable on Monday 6th, but with  a number of changes.  See their announcement for details.
  • Bus Feda  (Donegal) have not made an announcement yet.   But on previous public holidays, they have had a reduced Sunday service on both Sunday and Monday.   Watch their Facebook page for more details.
  • BusLink (Athnery) have regular Bank Holiday alterations in their timetable:    In short, no 7am, 8am or 10am bus from Athenry, No 9am, 11am or 5:10pm bus from Galway, NiteLink service runs on Sunday night as well as Saturday.


Irish Rail will operate:
  • A Sunday service on Sunday  - with two cancellations that affect Galway
  • A Monday service on Monday - with a number of changes that affect Galway

See their published June bank holiday timetable for details.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Express Galway / Shannon Airport bus service

Bus Éireann have announced changes to the express x51 service between Galway and Limerick, from Sunday 29 May 2016:
  • Five services each way will stop at Shannon Airport - this will happen year round,not just in summer as it did in 2015.
  • There are new early-morning services (from Galway at 5am and 8am, and from Limerick at 6:45am) - this makes it possible to travel from Galway City to Shannon for morning flights.
  • The service from Galway is now hourly between 8am and 7pm (previously was between 9am and 6pm).
  • There is a new late evening bus to Galway (9:35pm ex Limerick).

The new timetable for the the X51 service is available here.

See Galway Regional buses for details off all services to/from Galway.

See Galway airport connections for information about all services to/from airports.