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Christmas and New Year bus and train services in Galway 2017 / 18

A summary of 

bus and train services 

in Galway city and county 

for the 2017 Christmas and 2018 New Year period.


This is based on information published by the bus operators, and is subject to change.
  Always check the services you want to use with the bus company.




Bus Company Announcements

Christmas timetable announcements from the major public transport companies in Galway:

Burkes -- Bus4U --  Bus Éireann  -- Bus Feda --  BusLink   --  City Direct  --  CityLink / Eireagle -- GoBus  --  Healy Bus

Irish Rail:  24-30 December,  and  31 December - 1 January



Park and Ride

The Galway City park and ride service will run until Christmas Eve - click here for more information about it.


Thursday 21 and Friday 23 December

All services will run a normal weekday timetable in Galway.


Saturday 23 December

All services will run a normal Saturday timetable in Galway.


Sunday 24 December 

City Buses

  • Bus Éireann will run a regular Sunday service in Galway City, except that the last bus on each route is
    • 401 - Salthill:  last bus from Eyre Square, 7:20pm.   Last return 7:39pm
    • 402:  Last bus from either end of the route  (Merlin Park and Seacrest ) to Eyre Square only, at 8pm.
    • 403:  Last bus to Ballybrit at 7:15pm.   Last bus from Ballybrit at 7:45pm.
    • 404:  Last bus from either end of the route  (Newcastle and Oranmore ) to Eyre Square only, is  at 7:40pm
    • 405:   Last bus from either end of the route  (Ballybane and Rahoon )  to Eyre Square only is at 7:20pm
    • 407:  Last bus to Bóthan an Chóiste at 7:15pm.   Last return bus at 7:45pm.
    • 409:  Last bus to Parkmore at 8pm.   Last return at 8:30pm.
  • CityDirect:   
    • 411Sunday timetable until the last 6:15pm bus from Eyre Square.
    • 410: no service
    • 412 and 414:  Sunday timetable, ie no service

Regional buses   

  • Burkes:  last bus to Galway at 4:10pm, last bus from Galway at 5:10pm.  
  • Bus Eireann will run regular Sunday services until approx 9pm only
  • Bus Feda - reduced service (only 2 buses to Galway)
  • Bus4U - regular Sunday services, plus a 12-noon bus from Roscommon and a 6:30pm bus from Galway
  • BusLink: last bus to Galway at 2pm, last bus from Galway at 4pm.  Nitelink buses will not operate
  • CityLink:   8:15pm and 9:15pm bus from Galway-Dublin-Dublin Airport will not run.
  • GoBus:   Regular services until the last bus from Galway at 3:45pm.   Regular buses from Dublin to Galway until 6:45pm, and then a last bus at 9pm.

Trains

  • Sunday timetable, except:
    5pm Galway/Heuston  and 8:30pm  Heuston/Galway and are cancelled.
    6.15pm Limerick/Galway delayed until 6:25pm
    A 5pm Galway/Athlone train will run.



Monday 25 December - Christmas Day

  • The 12:30am Citylink bus from Dublin Airport to Galway will operate 
  • All other services (trains and city and regional buses) are cancelled. 
  • Some taxi companies will offer a limited service - but many will be closed.


Tuesday 26 December - St Steven's Day

City Buses

  • Bus Eireann will run a regular Sunday service on all routes in Galway City
  • CityDirect - regular Sunday service on all routes.

Regional buses: 

  • Burkes - limited service
  • Bus Eireann - limited service on expressway routes, and no service on all commuter / stage-carriage routes - see their timetable for details of specific buses.
  • Bus Feda - No service  
  • Bus4U - regular Sunday services, plus a 12-noon bus from Roscommon and a 6:30pm bus from Galway
  • BusLink - Sunday service from 10am
  • CityLink:  regular service, except the 12:30am bus from Galway will not run
  • GoBus - slightly reduced service

Trains

  • No trains will run


Wednesday 27 December

City buses

  • Bus Eireann will run a regular weekday service in Galway City
  • CityDirect - no service on route 410, Saturday service on all other routes

Regional buses   

  • Burkes - limited service
  • Bus Eireann - weekday service on all regional routes
  • Bus Feda - regular service
  • Bus4U - regular weekday service
  • BusLink - weekday service from 8am.  No 6:30pm bus to Galway or 7:15pm from Galway
  • CityLink:  regular service
  • GoBus - slightly reduced service

Trains

  • Trains will run a normal weekday service, with some changes



Thursday 28 December

City buses

  • Bus Eireann will run a regular weekday service in Galway City
  • CityDirect - no service on route 410, Saturday service on all other routes


Regional buses   

  • Burkes - limited service
  • Bus Eireann - weekday service on all regional routes
  • Bus Feda - regular service
  • Bus4U - regular weekday service
  • BusLink - weekday service from 8am.  No 6:30pm bus to Galway or 7:15pm from Galway
  • CityLink:  regular service
  • GoBus - slightly reduced service


Trains

  • Trains will run a normal weekday service


    Friday 29 December

    City buses

    • Bus Eireann will run a regular weekday service in Galway City
    • CityDirect - no service on route 410, Saturday service on all other routes


    Regional buses   

    • Burkes - limited service
    • Bus Eireann - weekday service on all regional routes
    • Bus Feda - regular service
    • Bus4U - regular weekday service
    • BusLink - weekday service from 8am.
    • CityLink:  regular service
    • GoBus - slightly reduced service


    Trains

    • Trains will run a normal weekday service



    Saturday 30 December

    City buses

    • Bus Eireann will run a regular Saturday service in Galway City
    • CityDirect - no service on route 410, Saturday service on all other routes


    Regional buses   

    • Burkes - limited service
    • Bus Eireann - Saturday service on all regional routes
    • Bus Feda - regular service
    • Bus4U - regular service
    • BusLink - to be advised
    • CityLink:  regular service
    • GoBus - slightly reduced service


    Trains

    • Trains will run a normal weekday service, with some changes


    Sunday 31 December - New Year's Eve

    City Buses

    • Bus Eireann will run a regular Sunday service in Galway City, until 
      • 401 - Salthill:  last bus from Eyre Square, 8:40pm.   Last return 9pm
      • 402:  Last bus from either end of the route  (Merlin Park and Seacrest ) to Eyre Square only, at 9pm.
      • 403:  Last bus to Ballybrit at 8:15pm.   Last bus from Ballybrit at 8:45pm.
      • 404:  Last bus from either end of the route  (Newcastle and Oranmore ) to Eyre Square only, is  at 8:40pm
      • 405:   Last bus from either end of the route  (Ballybane and Rahoon )  to Eyre Square only is at 9:20pm
      • 407:  Last bus to Bóthan an Chóiste at 8:15pm.   Last return bus at 8:45pm.
      • 409:  Last bus to Parkmore at 9pm.   Last return at 9:30pm.
    • CityDirect - no service on route 410, Sunday service on all other routes


    Regional buses   

    • Burkes - limited service
    • Bus Eireann - Sunday service on all regional routes until the last bus at aprox 9pm
    • Bus Feda - limited service
    • Bus4U - to be advised
    • BusLink - regular Sunday service, plus a 6:30pm bus to Galway and  7:15pm from Galway
    • CityLink:  regular service
    • GoBus - reduced service


    Trains

    • Sunday timetable, except:
      5pm Galway/Heuston  and 8:30pm  Heuston/Galway and are cancelled.
      6.15pm Limerick/Galway delayed until 6:25pm
      A 5pm Galway/Athlone train will run.

    Monday 1 January - New Year's Day

    City Buses

    • Bus Eireann will run a regular Sunday service in Galway City
    • CityDirect - no service on route 410, Sunday service on all other routes

    Regional buses   

    • Burkes - limited service
    • Bus Eireann - Sunday service on all regional routes
    • Bus Feda - limited service
    • Bus4U - to be advised
    • BusLink - weekday service from 10am.  No 6:30pm bus to Galway or  5:10pm or 7:15pm from Galway
    • CityLink:  regular service
    • GoBus - reduced service

    Trains

    • Regular Monday timetable with a numbe of cancellations.


    Tuesday 2 January - Day after New Year's

    City Buses

    • Bus Eireann will run a regular weekday service in Galway City
    • CityDirect - Saturday timetable for the rest of this week, plus a 7am bus from Cappagh Rd.  Return to regular weekday services from next Monday.

    Regional buses   

    • Burkes - regular service from today onwards
    • Bus Eireann - regular service on all regional routes
    • Bus Feda - regular service
    • Bus4U - to be advised
    • BusLink - to be advised
    • CityLink:  regular service
    • GoBus - regular service

    Trains

    • Regular weekday timetable 



      Please note

      This information is for the Galway area only. Changes in other areas are not included.
       See City Bus Details and Regional Bus Details for normal timetables and route maps