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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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.


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


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.