In association with - Galway's public transport information site

Sunday, April 26, 2015

May bank holiday bus and train services in Galway

Monday 4 May 2015
is a 

public holiday and bank holiday 
(Saoire Bainc na Bealtaine)
in Ireland.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ferry from Galway to Kinvara and Ballyvaughan

MacMara Marine Limited are now running daily ferry services across Galway bay between Galway city and the Burren, Co Clare.

There is one service each day from Galway port, travelling to:
  • Kinvara on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
  • Ballyvaughan on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Galway city boarding point is at the Galway docks beside the Galway Harbour Company Office (number 14 on the Harbour Enterprise Park layout map).


Morning departures from Galway are at 10:30am, and evening return journeys are at 5pm.   Crossing time is approximately 30 minutes.


  • Adult fare is €36 return€20 one way
  • Child fares have not been advertised - contact the company for details. 
  • Free-travel pass is not accepted.

These are primarily tourist services, which may be taken in conjunction with organised tours.  But regular passengers and locals are welcome although here is no advertised pricing for regular journeys.

Booking is essential, and services may not run in inclement weather.

See ferry services in Co Galway for information about other destinations served by ferry from Galway.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Temporary changes to bus routes 403, 409 and 410, due to Lough Attalia railway bridge road lowering

2015 install Bus √Čireann bus stop pole, tarmacadem installation into the footpath
From Tuesday 7 April 2015, some roads in the College Rd / Lough Atalia area will be one-way only - for approximately 8 weeks.

Because of this:
  • Traffic going west, ie out from the city centre to Wellpark / Ballybane /Parkmore / Dublin, will use both lanes of College Rd.
  • Traffic going east, ie from Wellpark / Ballybane / Parkmore / Dublin into the city centre will use both lanes of Lough Atalia Rd, and then at the Radission / Railway Station intersection,  turn left and either go into the bus-station or continue down Forster St and through Eyre Square.

These changes apply to all traffic (including buses, taxis and bicycles) and also to pedestrians: the roadway underneath Lough Atalia bridge will not be open to anyone.

Buses and bus stops

Buses leaving the city-centre will pick up passengers from the stops on College Rd as normal.

For buses going in to the city centre, one bus-stop (picture above) has been installed at the eastern end of Lough Attalia Rd, for people who would normally get off at the bus stops at this end of College Rd and at the greyhound-track and sportsground.

People who would usually use the inbound bus stop at the western end of College Rd (opposite City Hall) will need to walk from Eyre Square / the Railway station.

The affected city bus routes are 403, 409 and 410.  Bus √Čireann have announced that these buses will use the Lough Attalia Rd inbound.  [Note:  their initial announcement says that route 402 is affected - this is almost certainly an error, route 402 - Merlin Park currently travels along Bohermore, and is not affected.]

Galway regional buses that use the Coach Station are affected - they will use the one-way system as described above.   Their bus-stops are not impacted - although services may be late if there is heavy traffice.

More information and map

For more information see the city council's announcement

This traffic-management plan map has also been released: