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Christmas 2021 / New Year 2022 bus and train services in Galway

A summary of  bus and train services in Galway city and county 

for the

2021 Christmas and 2022 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:

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

(This article will be updated as more public-transport companies announce their holiday timetables.)




Whole period / before 24 December:


CityLink's
Ballinasloe Monday - Friday express buses will not run between Monday 20 December and - Friday 7 January 2022 inclusive.

Burkes: From 20th-23rd December, these buses will not run
  • 7:30am Tuam to Galway
  • 6:05pm Galway toTuam
  • All GMIT Services

Park-and-ride from Ballyrit to the city-centre, runs from 11-24 December.   More info ...



Friday 24 December

City Buses

  • Bus √Čireann will run a regular Friday service in Galway City - except that buses due to depart after 9pm will not not run.
  • CityDirect:   
    • Routes 411, 412 and 414:  to be advised - based on last year, likely they will run a Saturday timetable until the last bus from Eyre Square at 6:15pm.

Regional buses   

  • Aircoach - to be advised
  • Burkes: reduced service, last bus from Tuam at 3:10pm, last bus from Galway at 5:40pm
  • Bus Feda - reduced service (only 2 buses to Galway)
  • Bus4U - normal service
  • Farrells: to be advised - based on last year, likely to be 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
  • CityLink:  Normal services, except the 6pm Galway to Cork and 9:30pm Cork to Galway are cancelled
  • GoBus:   to be advised 

Trains




Saturday 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. 

Sunday 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: 

  • Aircoach - to be advised
  • Burkes - very limited service
  • Bus Eireann - regular Sunday timetable:  first bus on route 52 at 7am from Galway, but the 10am bus will not run.
  • Bus Feda - No service  
  • Bus4U - Sunday service
  • Farrells -  to be advised 
  • CityLink:  regular service, except the 12:30am Dublin airport to Galway service will not run
  • GoBus - to be advised
  • Healy Bus - no service
  • LocalLink - to be advised

Trains

  • No trains will run


Monday 27 December

City buses

  • Bus Eireann have advertised that they will run a regular weekday service in Galway City - but check this closer to the date, as many business will be observing the public holiday, and it may be an error
  • CityDirect -  to be advised, likely no service on route 410, Sunday service on all other routes 

Regional buses   

  • Aircoach - to be advised
  • Burkes - very limited service
  • Bus Eireann - Weekday service on all regional routes - but see the note above under city buses for today.
  • Bus Feda - reduced service
  • Bus4U - Sunday service
  • Farrells - to be advised
  • CityLink:   Normal services
  • GoBus - to be advised
  • Healy Bus - no service
  • LocalLink - to be advised

Trains



Tuesday 28 December

City buses

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

Regional buses   

  • Aircoach - to be advised
  • Burkes - very limited service
  • Bus Eireann - Saturday service on all regional routes
  • Bus Feda - regular service
  • Bus4U - Sunday service
  • Farrells - to be advised
  • CityLink:   Normal services
  • GoBus - to be advised - based on last year, likely to be a normal service
  • Healy Bus - no service
  • LocalLink - to be advised


Trains



    Wednesday 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   

    • Aircoach - to be advised
    • Burkes - reduced service
    • Bus Eireann - weekday service 
    • Bus Feda - regular service
    • Bus4U - reduced service
    • Farrells - to be advised - based on last year, likely to be a regular service
    • CityLink:   Normal services
    • GoBus - to be advised - based on last year, likely to be a normal service
    • Healy Bus - limited service
    • LocalLink - to be advised


    Trains



    Thursday 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   

    • Aircoach - to be advised
    • Burkes - reduced service
    • Bus Eireann - weekday service 
    • Bus Feda - regular service
    • Bus4U - reduced service
    • Farrells - to be advised - based on last year, likely to be a regular service
    • CityLink:  regular service
    • GoBus - to be advised - based on last year, likely to be a normal service
    • Healy Bus - limited service
    • LocalLink - to be advised


    Trains



    Friday 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   

    • Aircoach - to be advised
    • Burkes - reduced service, last bus from Tuam at 3:10pm, last bus from Galway at 5:40pm
    • Bus Eireann - weekday service 
    • Bus Feda - reduced service
    • Bus4U - reduced service
    • Farrells - to be advised - based on last year, likely to be a regular service
    • CityLink:  regular service
    • GoBus - to be advised - based on last year, likely to be a normal service
    • Healy Bus - limited service
    • LocalLink - to be advised


    Trains



    Saturday 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   

    • Aircoach - to be advised
    • Burkes - reduced Sunday service
    • Bus Eireann - Sunday service on all regional routes
    • Bus Feda - very limited service
    • Bus4U - Sunday service
    • Farrells - to be advised - based on last year, likely to be a regular service from 12-noon
    • CityLink:  regular Sunday service
    • GoBus - to be advised - based on last year, likely to be a normal service
    • Healy Bus - no service
    • LocalLink - to be advised

    Trains



    Sunday 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   

    • Aircoach - to be advised
    • Burkes - normal Sunday service 
    • Bus Eireann - regular Sunday / bank-holiday service on all regional routes
    • Bus Feda - reduced service
    • Bus4U - Sunday service
    • Farrells - to be advised 
    • CityLink:  regular service
    • GoBus - to be advised - based on last year, likely to be a normal service 
    • Healy Bus - no service
    • LocalLink - to be advised

    Trains



    Monday 3 January

    City Buses

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

    Regional buses   

    • Aircoach - to be advised
    • Burkes - Sunday today onward
    • Bus Eireann - regular Bank Holiday / Sunday service on all regional routes
    • Bus Feda - regular service
    • Bus4U - Sunday service
    • Farrells - to be advised 
    • CityLink:  regular service
    • GoBus - to be advised - based on last year, likely to be a normal service
    • Healy Bus - no service
    • LocalLink - to be advised

    Trains



    Tuesday 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.

    Regional buses   

    • Aircoach - to be advised
    • Burkes - normal service from today onward
    • Bus Eireann - regular service on all regional routes
    • Bus Feda - regular service
    • Bus4U - regular service
    • Farrells - to be advised - based on last year, likely to be a regular service
    • CityLink:  regular service
    • GoBus - to be advised - based on last year, likely to be a 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