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Monday, October 28, 2013

November / December 2013 bus and train fare price increases

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Details of  December 2013 public-transport fare increases for Galway have been released by the National Transport Authority.

These fares apply from 1 December 2013 - though monthly and annual ticket prices are being applied in November for tickets for use from December.

The Galway City Bus Fares page will be updated with this information shortly.

Bus Éireann city bus services

Single journey tickets:

  • Adult from €1.80 to €1.90, an increase of 5.56%
  • School-child from €0.85 to €0.90, an increase of 5.88%
  • Child fare increases from €1.10 to €1.15, an increase of 4.55%
There is no single-journey student ticket.

DayPasses are not subsidised, so their pricing is not approved by the National Transport Authority.   They are likely to increase - the amount is to be advised.

Weekly tickets:

  • Adult from €19.00 to €20.20, an increase of 6.32% 
  • Student from €17.30 to €17.80, an increase of 2.89% 
  • Child from €7.70 to €8.20, an increase of 6.49%


  • Adult from €61.50 to €65.50, ie an increase of 6.5% 
  • Student from €53.00 to €56.50, an increase of 6.6% 
  • Child from €29.00 to €31.00, an increase of 6.90%

Annual tickets (including Tax-saver)

  • Adult: from €676.50  to  €720.50 an increase of 6.50%

(There are no annual student or child fares)

Bus Éireann regional and commuter buses 

Fares on these services are also increasing:  the amount depends on the distance travelled, but is between 5% and 7%.

Other bus companies

The 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.

Iarnród Éireann / Irish Rail

Intercity fares on the Galway services are increasing by approximately 8% for adults and 10% for students, depending on the distance travelled and ticket type.