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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Citylink 5% bus fare increases and on-line discounts, from Feb 2012

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Citylink fares for express and commuter services are increasing on 1 February 2012. Exact fares have not been announced yet, but they say that " an average increase of approximately 5% will apply to all our fares and ticket classes".

At the same time, Citylink are introducing a 10% discount for on-line ticket purchases.

Full CityLink fare details are availabe on their website.

Information about all bus services between Galway and Dublin is available on the Regional Buses  page.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Flights from Ireland West to Leeds Bradford

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Flybe will be operating flights between Leeds-Bradford (LBA) and Ireland West / Knock (NOC), from 25 March 2012.

Three flights per week, bookings are being taken now.

Bus Éireann's route 64 (Galway - Knock Airport - Sligo - Derry) makes Ireland West airport an option from Galway.  (Ref: Airport transfers from Galway)

Further details of the Flybe service.

Monday, January 9, 2012

City Direct Galway fare increases for 2012

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City Direct Galway fare increases apply from 9 January 2012.

Adult from €1.80 to  €1.90
Children 13-16 years from €1.30 to  €1.40
Children up to 12 years (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm): from €0.90 to  €1.00

See Galway city bus fares for full details, including weekly and monthly fares.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

TaxSaver train fares increases from March 2012

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TaxSaver has announced fare increases for train tickets, effective from March 2010. These rates will be applied on tickets purchased during February for use from 1 March.

Indicative prices for a range of journeys are given here:   http://www.taxsaver.ie/News/New-Rail-Rates-from-March-2012/.  

Some examples:
  • Galway - Athenry monthly ticket will cost €137.00,
  • Galway - Athenry annnual ticket will cost €1370.00
  • An annual ticket for all Iarnród Éireann and Bus Éireann services will cost €4150.00

These are TaxSaver fares only.   To access these tickets, your employer must be join the TaxSaver scheme and buy the tickets on your behalf.   Members of the public cannot buy TaxSaver fares.   Actual prices depend on the route travelled, and also your PRSI rate.   See TaxSaver.ie for more details.

Regular train prices are available from the Irish Rail website, and tickets can be purchased from Ceannt Station.

See Regional Bus services for details of all national and regional buses to, from and through Galway.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Bus fare increases in Jan 2012

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Details of 2012 Bus Éireann fare increases for Galway city have been released by the National Transport Authority.

Quick summary:
Adult city fares increase by 10c to €1.70.
Child city fare increases by 5c to €1.05
School-child city fare increases by 5c to €0.80.

Full details:  
See Galway city bus fares for full details, including weekly and monthly fares.

CityLink's Dublin city pickup point moving to Aston Quay

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CityLink's Dublin-city bus stop is moving one block west on Monday 2nd January 2012.

Their Dublin to Galway services (both commuter and express) will now pick up passengers at Aston Quay, near Ha'penny Bridge, not Burgh Quay.

See their website for full details, or Dublin city bus stop for a map of all major Dublin city bus stops that are used by Galway services.