These fares apply from 1 December 2015, for the 2016 calendar year.
Monthly and annual ticket prices will be applied during November for tickets that will be used from December.
The Galway City Bus Fares page will be updated with this information shortly.
Bus Éireann city bus services
Tickets paid for using a Leap card:
- Adult fare stays at €1.60, no change
- School-child stays at 76c, no change
- Child fare does down from €0.92 to €0.91, a decrease of 1.1%
Single journey tickets
- Adult from €2 to €2.10, an increase of 5%
- School-child from €0.95 to €1.00, an increase of 5.3%
- Child fare stays at €1.15 to €1.20, an increase of 4.3%
- Adult from €4.20 to €4.40, an increase of 4.8%.
If loaded onto a Leap card (ie purchased from a Payzone shop) then they are valid for 24 hours from the time of purchase.
Day-passes purchased from the driver are only valid for the calendar day.
- In Galway, there are no day-passes for children or students.
- Adult increases from €20.20 to €20.80, an increase of 3%
- Student from €17.80 to €17.30, a decrease of 4.8%
- Child from €8.30 to €8.70, an increase of 4.8%
- Adult from €69.50 to €72.90, ie an increase of 4.9%
- Student from €57.60 to €57.50, a decrease of 0.2%
- Child from €30.60 to €32.10, an increase of 4.9%
Annual tickets (including Tax-saver)
- Adult: from €764.50 to €790 an increase of 3.3%
- There are no annual student or child fares.
Bus Éireann regional and commuter busesFares on these "stage carriage" services are also increasing: the amount depends on the distance travelled.
- For adults there are increases of between 5% and 7% for monthly tickets, and 1.9% - 5% on single-journey tickets.
- For students, there is no change on short journeys, a slight descrease on medium jouneys, and increases between 1 and 1.9% on longer journeys.
- For children, there is a slight decrease on some jouneys, but no change for most.
Other bus companiesThe private companies providing city and regional bus services in Galway do not receive any Government subsidy, so their fares are not approved by the National Transport Authority.
However some are likely to increase their fares at approximately the same time as Bus Éireann.