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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.


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.


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.



Dates

These extra buses will run on the nights of
  • Friday 20 July
  • Saturday 21 July
    and
  • 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.


Fares

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.

Changes to routes and timetables for buses 411, 412 and 410

City Bus have announced (at 11pm on Sunday 8 July 2018) timetable and route changes for buses 410,411 and 412 timetables - effective from Monday July 9th.

  • Route 411 Knocknacarra via Rahoon Road / Rahoon Cemetery no longer goes to Cappagh Road between 8:15am and 5:15pm from Monday thru Friday.   Instead, 411 buses during this time stop at the Western Distributor Road (WDR).

    Each route 411 service during this time will leave from the WDR bus stop at the same time they previously left Cappagh Road - the effect is that the bus will run several minutes earlier.  
  • Route 410 - Knocknacarra via Salthill becomes a Monday thru Friday service only.   Weekend services are cancelled.
  • Route 412 - Knocknacarra to Eyre Square via Western Distributor Road has one additional bus from Cappagh Road at 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.


Further information

The National Transport Authority is the body which is responsible for licensing bus services, and which will have had to approve these changes.

See Galway City Bus Services for information about other services in the area.