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Friday, December 10, 2021

Christmas Park and Ride - Galway city 2021

Park and Ride bus on Parkmore Road at night

A park-and-ride service will run in Galway City for the Christmas 2021 shopping period.

It will run daily between Saturday 11 - Friday 24 December, and is being operated by Callanan Coaches, on behalf of Galway City Council.

Hours of operation

Buses run every 15 minutes:
  • Monday - Saturday:  Between 9:30am to 9.15pm,   (last departure from Ballybrit at 9:15pm)
  • Sunday:   Between 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, in previous years, it has been 5:30pm.

Parking area and city-centre bus stop

Parking is provided at Ballybrit Racecourse -  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 arrangement for cars to be left at Ballybrit overnight:   cars which are left there are at the owner's risk.


The fare is €1 each way per adult,  This includes all-day parking

Children under age 16 travel for free.  

Free Travel pass is accepted.  Galway City daily, weekly and monthly tickets are not accepted.


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