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Changes to Bus Éireann services in Connemara

Bus Éireann have announced major improvements to the frequency and coverage of two services in the western side of County Galway, effective from Sunday  1 December 2019.

The company announcement about these changes can now be read here.



Route 419 (Galway, Moycullen, Oughterard, Maam Cross, Recess, Clifden)

Changes on this route are:
  • New buses from Galway to Oughterard at 7:15am (Monday - Friday) and 8:15pm and 10:15pm, (seven days a week)
  • New buses from Oughterard to Galway at 9pm and 11pm, - seven days a week

The official announcement about this from Bus Eireann was preceded by unofficial announcements in local social media and newspapers, and the times above are published on their website.


Route 424 (Galway, Carraroe, Lettermullen, Carna)

  • The 7am bus from Carraroe to Galway will now start its journey from Lettermullen at 6:30am, picking up in Carraroe at the slightly earlier time of 6:57am. This bus will now travel via Salthill and Spanish Arch, and no longer goes through to GMIT.
  • The 8:10am bus from Spiddal to Galway will now start its journey from Carraroe at 6:30am, picking up in Spiddal at the slightly earlier time of 6:57am. This bus will now travel via Salthill and Spanish Arch, and no longer goes through to GMIT.
  • There is a new bus from Lettermullen to Galway city at 9:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • Between 10am and 7:30pm, there are now seven buses from Carraroe Monday to Friday, with one every 1.5 hours. This is an increase from the 5 buses per day previously in this time.
  • The first route 424 bus from Galway bus station will leave at 6:55am, Monday to Friday, and travel to Lettermullen.
  • There are new buses from Galway to Carraroe at 10am, 7:30pm, 9pm and 11pm - and the 7:30pm continues through to Lettermullen.
  • The 8:20am bus from from Galway to Carraroe now leaves at 8:30am, and now follows the usual route: it no longer goes via UHG (the hospital) or Taylors Hill (St Annes).
  • The 7:30am Galway to Spiddal Monday to Friday bus is cancelled.
  • On Saturday, the timetable is similar to Monday - Friday (except no 10am Galway to Carraroe bus) - overall this is a major increase in the service.
  • On Sunday, there are two new buses to and from Lettermullen to Galway, and services now run between 8:30am and 8:30pm - overall this is a major increase in the service.
  • There are slight (+/- 10 minutes) departure time changes to some services or intermediate bus stops.


See bus services in the west of Galway for information about all public transport services in the area.