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Galway bus and train fare changes from December 2019

December 2019 public-transport fare changes for Galway have been announced by the National Transport Authority.

This year, these changes are only for pre-paid, subsidised fares, ie monthly and annual tickets.  Changes to other fares will be announced in February 2020, and apply from March 2020.

Full details are in the determination document, which is available here.

These fares apply from 1 December 2019, for the 2019 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

Monthly tickets

  • Student from €59.50 to €52, a decrease of % 12.6%

Annual tickets (including Tax-saver)

  • Adult: from €780 to €770, a decrease of 1.3%

Note that these monthly and annual ticket prices are for the Red Zone - it does not make a distinction between journeys longer or shorter than 7.5km.


Bus Éireann regional, commuter and "stage carriage" buses

There are no fare-changes on any of these services.


Other bus companies

Private companies providing city and regional bus services in Galway do not receive a subsidy, so their fares are not approved by the National Transport Authority, and have not been announced .

In previous years, some have increased their fares in December, and some at approximately the same time as Bus Éireann.


Iarnród Éireann / Irish Rail - train fare changes

The only train fare changes affectign Galway are the Intercity services:
  • Adult Zone A(*)  monthly increases from €129 to €130 - an increase of 0.8%
  • Adult Zone A(*)  annual increases €1,290 to €1,300 - an increase of 0.8%
  • Child Zones A, B D, E, F, H, I and L monthly tickets increase slightly:  amounts vary between 0.6% and 1.4%.
  • Other Child Zone monthly tickets decrease, with zones M-P decreasing by over 10%


    (*)  Fare zones for Galway train lines are based on the distance between journey start and end points.  They are summarised in the grids at the bottom of these pages:
    In Co Galway,  Zone A applies on trips from Oranmore - Galway, Craughwell - Adrahan, Adrahan - Gort, Athenry - Oranmore, Attymon - Athenry, Woodlawn - Attymon, Ballinasloe - Woodlawn.