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Christmas 2020 / New Year 2021 bus and train services in Galway

A summary of  bus and train services 

in Galway city and county 

for the

2020 Christmas and 2021 New Year period.


This is based on information published by the bus companies, and may change.
  Always check the services you want to use with the bus company.




Bus Company Announcements

Christmas timetable announcements from the major public transport companies in Galway (links will be added as more announcements are made):


Burkes -- Bus4U --  Bus √Čireann  -- Bus Feda --  City Direct  --  CityLink / Eireagle -- Farrells  --  GoBus  --  Healy Bus -- LocalLink

Irish Rail:  24-30 December,  and  31 December - 1 January





Public transport and Covid-19 restrictions

From 1 December 2020, Government advice is to avoid using public transport, unless you are travelling for essential purposes, which includes work, food and medical purposes. This is to support public health and also to help the transport companies to provide space for those who need to travel, including essential frontline workers. Each service is restricted to carrying only 50% of the people who it has space. for.

It is possible that the restriction level will be changed again before New Year - this page will be updated if this happens.

Pre-booking is required on all inter-city trains between 18 December - 6 January.   However seats will be unassigned.   Read more ...



Christmas Park and Ride

There is no Christmas Park and Ride service operating in Galway this year.



Thursday 24 December 

City Buses

  • Bus √Čireann will run a regular Thursday service in Galway City - except that buses due to depart after 9pm will not not run.
  • CityDirect:   
    • Routes 411, 412 and 414:  no announcement has been made yet, but based on last year they will likely run a Saturday timetable until the last bus from Eyre Square at 6:15pm.

Regional buses   

  • Burkes: no service
  • Bus Feda - reduced service (only 2 buses to Galway)
  • Bus4U - to be advised
  • Farrells: last service at 4pm - nitelink buses will not operate
  • Healy Bus - last bus from Loughrea at 2pm, last bus from Galway at 5:10pm
  • LocalLink - to be advised
  • Bus Eireann will run regular weekday services until approx 9pm:  the last route 20 in either direction is at 8pm. 
  • CityLink:  Normal services
  • GoBus:   Limited services until the last bus from Galway at 2:45pm, last bus from Dublin Airport at 7:45pm and Dublin City at 8:15pm.

Trains




Friday 25 December - Christmas Day

  • The 12:30am Citylink bus from Dublin Airport to Galway will run
  • Some taxi companies will offer a limited service - but many will be closed.
  • All other services - trains and city and regional buses - are cancelled. 

Saturday 26 December - St Steven's Day

City Buses

  • Bus Eireann will run a regular Sunday service on all routes in Galway City - but with no services before 9am
  • CityDirect - to be advised

Regional buses: 

  • Burkes - no service
  • Bus Eireann - regular Sunday timetable, with a few cancellations - check their website.
  • Bus Feda - No service  
  • Bus4U - Sunday service 
  • Farrells -  no service
  • CityLink:  regular service, except the 12:30am Dublin airport to Galway service will not run
  • GoBus - no service
  • Healy Bus - no service
  • LocalLink - to be advised

Trains

  • No trains will run


Sunday 27 December

City buses

  • Bus Eireann will run a regular Sunday service in Galway City
  • CityDirect -  to be advised, likely no service on route 410, Sunday service on all other routes 

Regional buses   

  • Burkes - no service
  • Bus Eireann - Sunday service on all regional routes
  • Bus Feda - reduced service
  • Bus4U - Sunday service 
  • Farrells - Sunday service
  • CityLink:   Normal services
  • GoBus - normal service
  • Healy Bus - no service
  • LocalLink - to be advised

Trains



Monday 28 December

City buses

  • Bus Eireann will run a regular Sunday service in Galway City
  • CityDirect -  to be advised, likely no service on route 410, Sunday service on all other routes

Regional buses   

  • Burkes - no service
  • Bus Eireann - Saturday service on all regional routes
  • Bus Feda - regular service
  • Bus4U - Sunday service 
  • Farrells - regular service
  • CityLink:   Normal services
  • GoBus - normal service
  • Healy Bus - no service
  • LocalLink - to be advised


Trains



    Tuesday 29 December

    City buses

    • Bus Eireann will run a regular weekday service in Galway City
    • CityDirect -  to be advised, probably a Saturday service on all routes, plus a 7am bus from Cappagh Rd

    Regional buses   

    • Burkes - normal service
    • Bus Eireann - Sunday service on all regional routes
    • Bus Feda - reduced service
    • Bus4U - reduced service, four buses each direction 
    • Farrells - regular service
    • CityLink:   Normal services
    • GoBus - normal service
    • Healy Bus - limited service
    • LocalLink - to be advised


    Trains



    Wednesday 30 December

    City buses

    • Bus Eireann will run a regular weekday service in Galway City
    • CityDirect - to be advised, probably a Saturday service on all routes, plus a 7am bus from Cappagh Rd


    Regional buses   

    • Burkes - normal service
    • Bus Eireann - weekday service on all regional routes
    • Bus Feda - reduced service
    • Bus4U - reduced service, four buses each direction 
    • Farrells - regular service
    • CityLink:  regular service
    • GoBus - normal service
    • Healy Bus - limited service
    • LocalLink - to be advised


    Trains



    Thursday 31 December - New Year's Eve

    City Buses

    • Bus √Čireann will run a regular weekday service in Galway City - likely until mid-evening, exact time to be announced
    • CityDirect - to be advised, probably a Saturday service on all routes until approx 7pm, plus a 7am bus from Cappagh Rd

    Regional buses   

    • Burkes - no service
    • Bus Eireann - Sunday service on all regional routes
    • Bus Feda - reduced service
    • Bus4U - reduced service, four buses each direction 
    • Farrells - regular service
    • CityLink:  regular service
    • GoBus - normal service
    • Healy Bus - reduced service
    • LocalLink - to be advised


    Trains



    Friday 1 January - New Year's Day

    City Buses

    • Bus Eireann will run a regular Sunday service in Galway City
    • CityDirect - to be advised, probably no service on route 410, Sunday service on all other routes

    Regional buses   

    • Burkes - no service
    • Bus Eireann - Sunday service on all regional routes
    • Bus Feda - very limited service
    • Bus4U - Sunday service 
    • Farrells - regular service from 12-noon
    • CityLink:  regular Sunday service
    • GoBus - normal service
    • Healy Bus - no service
    • LocalLink - to be advised

    Trains



    Saturday 2 January - Day after New Year's

    City Buses

    • Bus Eireann will run a regular Saturday service in Galway City
    • CityDirect - to be advised - probably Saturday timetable 

    Regional buses   

    • Burkes - normal service from today onward
    • Bus Eireann - regular service on all regional routes
    • Bus Feda - reduced service
    • Bus4U - to be advised
    • Farrells - regular service
    • CityLink:  regular service
    • GoBus - normal service 
    • Healy Bus - normal service again from today
    • LocalLink - to be advised

    Trains



    Sunday 3 January

    City Buses

    • Bus Eireann will run a regular Sunday service in Galway City
    • CityDirect - to be advised, probably  Sunday timetable 

    Regional buses   

    • Burkes - normal service from today onward
    • Bus Eireann - regular service on all regional routes
    • Bus Feda - regular service
    • Bus4U - to be advised
    • Farrells - regular service
    • CityLink:  regular service
    • GoBus - normal service
    • Healy Bus - normal service
    • LocalLink - to be advised

    Trains



    Monday 4 January onwards

    City Buses

    • Bus Eireann will run regular services in Galway City
    • CityDirect -  to be advised - probably Saturday timetable for the rest of this week, plus a 7am bus from Cappagh Rd on Wed-Fri.  Return to regular weekday services from next Monday.

    Regional buses   

    • Burkes - normal service from today onward
    • Bus Eireann - regular service on all regional routes
    • Bus Feda - regular service
    • Bus4U - to be advised
    • Farrells - regular service
    • CityLink:  regular service
    • GoBus - normal service
    • Healy Bus - normal service
    • LocalLink - to be advised

    Trains

    • Regular services from today onwards


    Please note

    This information is for the Galway area only. Changes in other areas are not included.
     See City Bus Details and Regional Bus Details for normal timetables and route maps