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Christmas 2019 / New Year 2020 bus and train services in Galway

A summary of  bus and train services 

in Galway city and county 

for the

2019 Christmas and 2020 New Year period.


This is based on information published by the bus companies, and may 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 √Čireann  -- Bus Feda --  BusLink   --  City Direct  --  CityLink / Eireagle -- GoBus  --  Healy Bus -- LocalLink

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



Christmas Park and Ride

The Galway City park and ride service will run until and including Christmas Eve - read more information about it.


Sunday 22 December

All services will run a normal Sunday timetable in Galway.


Monday 23 December

Most services will run a normal Monday timetable in Galway.

Except
  • City Direct will run a normal Saturday timetable.
  • Citylink's Ballinasloe express service will not run.

Tuesday 24 December 

City Buses

  • Bus √Čireann will run a regular Monday service in Galway City - except that buses due to depart after 9pm will not not run.
  • CityDirect:   
    • Routes 411, 412 and 414Saturday timetable until the last bus from Eyre Square at 6:15pm.
    • Route 410: no service

Regional buses   

  • Burkes:  reduced timetable:  No Headford serivce, and last bus from Tuam to Galway at 4:10pm, last bus from Galway at 5:40pm.  
  • Bus Feda - reduced service (only 2 buses to Galway)
  • Bus4U - have not made an announcement yet:   last year they ran regular weekday service, except the early bus (6am from Roscommon, 7:45am from Galway) won't run
  • BusLink: no announcement has been made as yet.   Based on last year, it's likely that the last bus to Galway at 2pm, last bus from Galway at 4pm.  Nitelink buses will not operate
  • Healy Bus - last bus from Loughrea at 2pm, only bus from Galway at 1pm
  • LocalLink - normal services, but the office is closed
  • Bus Eireann will run regular Monday services until approx 9pm:  the last route 20 in either direction is at 8pm. 
  • CityLink:   Normal services, except the Ballinasloe express service will not run.
  • GoBus:   Regular services until the last bus from Galway at 3:45pm, last bus from Dublin city at 6:15pm and Dublin Airport at 6:45pm.

Trains

  • Regular Tuesday timetable until approx 9pm, with a few changes.



Wesnesday 25 December - Christmas Day

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


Thursday 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

Regional buses: 

  • Burkes - limited service, no service to Headford, Dunmore or Milltown
  • Bus Eireann - regular Sunday timetable, except the 8:25am Limerick-Galway bus will not operate
  • Bus Feda - No service  
  • Bus4U - regular Sunday services
  • BusLink - no announcement has been made as yet.   Based on last year, it's likely that there will be ano announcement has been made as yet.   Based on last year, it's likely that they will run a Sunday service from 10am
  • CityLink:  regular service, except the 12:30am and 1:15am Dublin airport to Galway coaches and the Ballinasloe express will not run
  • GoBus - slightly reduced service
  • Healy Bus - no service
  • LocalLink - no service

Trains

  • No trains will run


Friday 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 plus a 7am bus from Cappagh Rd

Regional buses   

  • Burkes - limited service
  • Bus Eireann - weekday service on all regional routes
  • Bus Feda - reduced service
  • Bus4U - regular weekday service, except the early bus (6am from Roscommon, 7:45am from Galway) won't run
  • BusLink - no announcement has been made as yet.   Based on last year, it's likely that there will be a weekday service from 8am.  No 6:30pm bus to Galway or 7:15pm from Galway
  • CityLink:   Normal services, except the Ballinasloe express service will not run.
  • GoBus - slightly reduced service
  • Healy Bus - limited service
  • LocalLink - normal services, but the office is closed

Trains

  • Trains will run a normal weekday service, with some cancellations.


Saturday 28 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 plus a 7am bus from Cappagh Rd

Regional buses   

  • Burkes - limited service
  • Bus Eireann - Saturday service on all regional routes
  • Bus Feda - regular service
  • Bus4U - regular weekday service, except the early bus (6am from Roscommon, 7:45am from Galway) won't run
  • BusLink - no announcement has been made as yet.   Based on last year, it's likely that there will be a weekday service from 8am.  No 6:30pm bus to Galway or 7:15pm from Galway
  • CityLink:   Normal services, except the Ballinasloe express service will not run.
  • GoBus - slightly reduced service
  • Healy Bus - reduced service
  • LocalLink - normal services, but the office is closed


Trains

  • Trains will run a normal service, with  a few changess.


    Sunday 29 December

    City buses

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

    Regional buses   

    • Burkes - limited service
    • Bus Eireann - Sunday service on all regional routes
    • Bus Feda - regular service
    • Bus4U - regular Saturday service, except the early bus (6am from Roscommon, 7:45am from Galway) won't run
    • BusLink - no announcement has been made as yet.   Based on last year, it's likely that there will be a weekday service from 8am.
    • CityLink:   Normal services, except the Ballinasloe express service will not run.
    • GoBus - slightly reduced service
    • Healy Bus - regular Sunday service
    • LocalLink - normal services, but the office is closed


    Trains

    • Trains will run a normal service, with  a few changess.


      Monday 30 December

      City buses

      • Bus Eireann will run a regular Monday service in Galway City
      • CityDirect - no service on route 410, Saturday service on all other routes, plus a 7am bus from Cappagh Rd


      Regional buses   

      • Burkes - regular Sunday service
      • Bus Eireann - weekday service on all regional routes
      • Bus Feda - regular service
      • Bus4U - regular Sunday service
      • BusLink - no announcement has been made as yet.   Based on last year, it's likely that there will be a regular Sunday service
      • CityLink:  regular service - except that Sunday-only buses and the Ballinasloe express service will not run
      • GoBus - slightly reduced service
      • Healy Bus - no service
      • LocalLink - normal services, but the office is closed


      Trains

      • Trains will run a normal service, with  a few changess.


      Tuesday 31 December - New Year's Eve

      City Buses

      • Bus √Čireann will run a regular weekday service in Galway City, until 10pm:  any bus due to depart after 10pm will not run.
      • CityDirect - Saturday service on all routes, plus a 7am bus from Cappagh Rd


      Regional buses   

      • Burkes - limited service, last bus to Galway at 4:10pm, last bus from Galway at 5:40pm.  
      • Bus Eireann - Sunday service on all regional routes
      • Bus Feda - regular service
      • Bus4U - regular weekday service, except the early bus (6am from Roscommon, 7:45am from Galway) won't run
      • BusLink - no announcement has been made as yet.   Based on last year, it's likely that there will be a regular Sunday service, plus a 6:30pm bus to Galway and  7:15pm from Galway
      • CityLink:  regular service except that the Ballinasloe express service will not run
      • GoBus - reduced service
      • Healy Bus - reduced service
      • LocalLink - normal services, but the office is closed


      Trains

      • Regular weekday timetable until approx 9pm - with some cancellations.


      Wednesday 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 - very limited service
      • Bus4U - to be advised
      • BusLink - no announcement has been made as yet.   Based on last year, it's likely that there will be a Sunday service
      • CityLink:  regular Sunday service, except the Ballinasloe express service will not run.
      • GoBus - reduced service
      • Healy Bus - no service
      • LocalLink - no service

      Trains

      • Regular weekday timetable with some changes.


      Thursday 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 on Wed-Fri.  Return to regular weekday services from next Monday.

      Regional buses   

      • Burkes - normal service from today onward
      • Bus Eireann - regular service on all regional routes
      • Bus Feda - regular service
      • Bus4U - regular service
      • BusLink - no announcement has been made as yet.   Based on last year, it's likely that there will be a normal weekday service from today
      • CityLink:  regular service, except the Ballinasloe express service will not start until 5 January.
      • GoBus - normal service again from today
      • Healy Bus - normal service again from today
      • LocalLink - normal services, but the office is closed

      Trains

      • Regular services from today onwards


      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