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Monday, April 15, 2019

Easter bank holiday 2019 bus and train timetables

Easter Bunny with basket of eggs photo-bombing a picture of a Healy bus in the sunshine
Easter this year is from Friday 19 - Monday 22 April 2019.

Good Friday (the 14th) is a bank holiday but not a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland:  All banks and many public services (eg post-office) are closed, but most public-transport run normal Friday services.

Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday are not public holidays:  usual Sat / Sun timetables generally apply.

Easter Monday is a public holiday and a bank holiday, and in most cases Sunday services will be run.

Information from bus and train companies is summarised below.  Always confirm details with the company.  Bookings are recommended, because there are a number of events happening this weekend.

Burkes Buses (Tuam)

Burkes have not made any on-line announcement this year:   it's most likely that their normal Sunday service will be operated on Monday 22nd.

Bus √Čireann

The following applies to both city and regional / national bus/coach services in Galway:
  • Good Friday - normal Friday timetable
  • Easter Saturday - normal Saturday timetable
  • Easter Sunday - normal Sunday timetable, except for college services which will not run
    and the 3:30pm Dundalk / Galway and 6pm Galway / Dundalk and 8:15pm Limerick / Galway buses, which are cancelled
  • Easter Monday - normal Sunday timetable except for Galway / Clifden (Monday timetable will run), and college services and the 3:30pm Dundalk / Galway and 6pm Galway / Dundalk buses, which are cancelled
  • Rest of the week:   all school and college buses are cancelled.

See their announcement for details about services in other towns and cities.

BusLink (Athenry)

Have not made an announcement.  But based on previous years, they are likely to run:
  • Regular Friday services from 8am on Good Friday, including the NightLink service.
  • NightLink on both Saturday and Sunday nights.

City Direct (Knocknacarra , Salthill, Barna)

Have not made an announcement.  But based on previous years, they are likely to run::
  • Good Friday: Normal Friday service.
  • Easter Saturday: Normal Saturday service
  • Easter Sunday and Monday: Normal Sunday service.

CityLink (Dublin, Cork and Clifden)

Services that usually run only on Sunday will run on Monday instead.

Feda O'Donnail (Galway / Sligo / Donegal)

Some reduced services during Easter weekend. Details are available here.

GoBus (Dublin)

Have announced that they will run
  • Regular Sunday timetable on Easter Sunday, except the 7:45pm Galway / Dublin bus, which will not operate.
  • Sunday timetable applies on Easter Monday

Healy Bus (Loughrea and Mayo)

Have announced that:
  • Holy Thursday: no service to Castlebar
  • Good Friday: Galway to Castlebar services from Galway cathedral at 1 & 5pm only. Return Castlebar to Galway service at 3 & 6:20pm
  • Monday: 8pm from Castlebar to Galway via Balla and Ballinrobe.

Kearns Transport (Birr / Portumna)

  • Good Friday - Normal timetable
  • Easter Saturday - Normal timetable
  • Easter Sunday - No service
  • Easter Monday - Reduced service: One bus from Birr at 7:45pm. See their website for more details.

Other bus companies

Have not issued information about their Easter timetables. Check with individual companies for details.


There are major changes to train services over the weekend.   For full details of the changes, see Irish Rail's announcement