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Thursday, August 2, 2018

August 2018 bank holiday bus and train services in Galway

Monday 6 August 2018 is a bank / public holiday in Ireland

This means that public services (banks, government offices, processional offices) will not open, and shops, pubs, cinemas etc are likely to open later than usual.   Tourist attractions will probably operate according to their normal hours.

See below for information about changes to public transport in the region.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Galway Races 2018 shuttle and regular bus services

The Galway Races Summer Meeting is from Monday 30 July - Sunday 5 August 2018.

This is a summary of the public transport and traffic-management plans.
  • Bus √Čireann special races shuttle buses will run from Eyre Square.  
  • Private bus companies are running special services from various towns and villages.  Some hotels are also organising shuttle services. 
  • There are some changes to regular regional buses during race week and the next week.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Timetable and bus-stop changes, route 20/20x - Galway to Dublin via Athlone

Bus √Čireann have announced changes to the timetable, route and places served by route 20 / 20x, their service between Galway and Dublin.

These changes are effective from Sunday, 29 July 2018, and the new timetable can be browsed here now.

Overall there are two extra buses each day, Dublin airport is comes after the city centre, and some towns and villages are no longer served by this bus.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Night buses for Galway International Arts Festival

Bus Eireann have announced that they will run a limited number of "night-link" buses for two weekends during the Galway International Arts Festival, 2018.


These extra buses will run on the nights of
  • Friday 20 July
  • Saturday 21 July
  • Friday 27 July
  • Saturday 28 July

Because the extra buses are running after midnight, they are technically on the day after the one listed. Practically, however, most passengers will still think that it is the day which is shown.

Routes and times

Route 404 - Oranmore-Eyre Square-Newcastle

  • Buses on this route will run every 30 minutes between 2pm and 7pm (usually every 60 minutes)
  • Extra buses will run at 12:05am and 1:05am

Route 409 - GMIT-Parkmore

  • Extra buses will run at 12-midnight, 12:30am and 1am
The press release does not state explicitly, but presumably these are the times from Eyre Square, and the buses will also run a return journey 1/2 and hour later than the time shown.


Regular city bus fares apply, including child, student and free-travel passes.

See details of Galway City bus fares for more information.

Other night buses in Galway

The only other after-midnight buses in Galway is the regular Night-link run between Galway and Athenry by BusLink every Friday, Saturday and bank holiday Monday.   See links to this in the Galway Regional Buses page.