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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Galway Christmas Park and Ride service, 2018

Callinan's Coaches vehicle leaving Galway Coach Station (under construction) on the Christmas 2018 Park-N-Ride service
A park-and-ride service will be in place in Galway City for the Christmas 2018 shopping period.

It will run on selected days between Saturday 1 December until Monday 24 December, and is being operated by Callinan Coaches on behalf of Galway City Council.

Parking area and city-centre bus stop

Parking is provided at Ballybrit Racecourse
  • Follow the signs on the major routes into Galway.  
  • Enter the racecourse from Parkmore Rd  beside Galway Technology Park- see the Parkmore Neighbourhood Map for details of this area.

The central city drop-off and pick-up point is the Galway Coach Station (point "S" on the regional bus stops map).

There is no specific arrangement for cars to be left at Ballybrit overnight:   any cars which are left there are at the owner's risk.

Hours of operation

Buses run every 15 minutes on days when the service is operating:
  • Fom 9:30am to 9.30pm,  Monday - Saturday (last departure from Ballybrit at 9:15pm)
  • From 11am - 9pm on Sundays (every 30 minutes between 7pm and 9pm)

On 24 Dec, Christmas Eve, the last bus will leave the city-centre in the early evening - the exact time is to be advised, last year it was 5:30pm.

Days of operation

The Park'n'Ride service will run on:
  • Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December
  • Thurs 6 December to Sunday 9 December, inclusive
  • Thursday 13 December every day until Monday 24 December.


The fare is €1 each way per adult,  This includes all-day parking and children under age 16 travel for free.

Free-travel pass and Galway City daily, weekly and monthly tickets are not accepted.


The service is non-stop, with no pick-ups or drop-offs along the way.

Buses use the most appropriate route between the race-course and the city centre - typically this makes use of bus lanes.

More information

See Galway Christmas 2018 holiday bus services (coming soon) for information about regular city bus services during this period.