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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Christmas 2022 / New Year 2023 bus and train services in Galway

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

for the

2022 Christmas and 2023 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



Before 24 December


CityLink route 763:
7:35am Kinnegad to Galway and 7:45am Ballinasloe to Galway will not run until 3 January 2023.

Park-and-ride from Ballyrit to the city-centre, runs from 10-24 December.   More info ...



Saturday 24 December

City Buses

  • Bus √Čireann will run a regular Saturday service in Galway City - except that buses due to depart after 9pm will not not run.
  • CityDirect:   
    • Routes 411, 412 and 414:  Saturday timetable, last bus  from Eyre Square at 8:45pm.

Regional buses   

  • Aircoach - normal service
  • 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 Saturday service
  • Farrells:  last Daylink bus from Athenry at 2pm, and from Galway at 4pm. Nitelink buses will not operate
  • Healy Bus - Saturday timetable, with extra buses from Loughrea at 8am 11am 2pm, and Galway at 1:10pm and 6:10pm
  • LocalLink - normal services
  • Bus Eireann will run regular Saturday services until approx 9pm
  • CityLink: 
    07:35am Kinnegad to Galway and 07:45 Ballinasloe to Galway will not run.
    Otherwise normal service until the last Galway to Dublin airport service at 7:15pm.   Then no further services.
  • GoBus:   
    Dublin:  Normal services until the last bus from Galway at 2:45PM and the last bus from Dublin Airport / City at 7:45 / 8:15PM.  
    Ballina - normal services.

Trains

  • Normal Saturday service 



Sunday 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. 

Monday 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 - Sunday timetable

Regional buses: 

  • Aircoach - normal service
  • Burkes - very limited service
  • Bus Eireann - regular Sunday timetable, with some alternations - see their website for details
  • Bus Feda - No service  
  • Bus4U - Sunday service
  • Farrells -  Normal Sunday timetable, with 12pm and 2pm buses departing from Tesco (formerly Joyces) due to the Athenry 10K Road Race.  Full Nitelink service will run.
  • CityLink:  normal service, except the 12:30am Dublin airport to Galway service will not run
  • GoBus -
    Dublin:  normal services except the 1215am
    Ballina:  no services
  • Healy Bus - no service
  • LocalLink - no services

Trains

  • No trains will run


Tuesday 27 December

City buses

  • Bus Eireann - regular weekday service
  • CityDirect - Sunday timetable

Regional buses   

  • Aircoach - normal service
  • Burkes - reduced service
  • Bus Eireann - Weekday service on all regional routes
  • Bus Feda - reduced service
  • Bus4U - Sunday service
  • Farrells - Sunday timetable, with full Nitelink service running
  • CityLink:   Normal services
  • GoBus - Normal services
  • Healy Bus - no service
  • LocalLink - normal services

Trains



Wednesday 28 December

City buses

  • Bus Eireann will run a regular weekday service
  • CityDirect -  normal weekday timetable

Regional buses   

  • Aircoach -normal service
  • Burkes - normal service
  • Bus Eireann - Saturday service on all regional routes
  • Bus Feda - regular service
  • Bus4U - Sunday service
  • Farrells - No 7am or 9am buses, otherwise normal weekday service
  • CityLink:   Normal services
  • GoBus - Normal services
  • Healy Bus - buses from Loughrea at 8am 11am 2pm, and Galway at 1:10pm and 6:10pm
  • LocalLink - normal services


Trains



    Thursday 29 December

    City buses

    • Bus Eireann will run a regular weekday service 
    • CityDirect -  normal weekday timetable

    Regional buses   

    • Aircoach - normal service
    • Burkes - normal service
    • Bus Eireann - weekday service 
    • Bus Feda - regular service
    • Bus4U - reduced service
    • Farrells - No 7am or 9am buses, otherwise normal weekday service
    • CityLink:   Normal services
    • GoBus - Normal services
    • Healy Bus - buses from Loughrea at 8am 11am 2pm, and Galway at 1:10pm and 6:10pm
    • LocalLink - normal services


    Trains



    Friday 30 December

    City buses

    • Bus Eireann will run a regular weekday service
    • CityDirect -normal weekday timetable

    Regional buses   

    • Aircoach - normal service
    • Burkes - normal service
    • Bus Eireann - weekday service 
    • Bus Feda - regular service
    • Bus4U - reduced service
    • Farrells - No 7am or 9am buses, otherwise normal weekday service
    • CityLink:  Normal service
    • GoBus - Normal services
    • Healy Bus - buses from Loughrea at 8am 11am 2pm, and Galway at 1:10pm and 6:10pm
    • LocalLink - normal services


    Trains



    Saturday 31 December - New Year's Eve

    City Buses

    • Bus √Čireann will run a regular weekday service in Galway City.  This may end in the middle of the evening:  exact time to be announced
    • CityDirect - regular Saturday service, until the last bus at 6:45pm

    Regional buses   

    • Aircoach - normal service
    • Burkes - reduced service, last bus from Tuam at 3:10pm, last bus from Galway at 5:40pm
    • Bus Eireann - Saturday service 
    • Bus Feda - reduced service
    • Bus4U - reduced service
    • Farrells - Normal Saturday service
    • CityLink:  Normal service
    • GoBus - Normal services
    • Healy Bus - buses from Loughrea at 8am 11am 2pm, and Galway at 1:10pm and 6:10pm
    • LocalLink - normal services


    Trains



    Sunday 1 January - New Year's Day

    City Buses

    • Bus Eireann will run a regular Sunday service
    • CityDirect - regular Sunday service

    Regional buses   

    • Aircoach - normal service
    • Burkes - Sunday service
    • Bus Eireann - Sunday service on all regional routes
    • Bus Feda - very limited service
    • Bus4U - Sunday service
    • Farrells - Normal Sunday Daylink Service, full Nitelink services runs
    • CityLink:  Normal Sunday service
    • GoBus - Normal services
    • Healy Bus - no service
    • LocalLink - No services

    Trains



    Monday 2 January - Day after New Year's

    City Buses

    • Bus Eireann will run a regular Sunday service 
    • CityDirect - regular Sunday servcie 

    Regional buses   

    • Aircoach - normal service
    • Burkes - normal Sunday service 
    • Bus Eireann - regular Sunday / bank-holiday service on all regional routes
    • Bus Feda - reduced service
    • Bus4U - Sunday service
    • Farrells - Normal Bank Holiday service
    • CityLink:  Normal service
    • GoBus - Dublin: Sunday service.    Ballina:   Normal service.
    • Healy Bus - no service
    • LocalLink - normal services

    Trains



    Tuesday 3 January onwards

    City Buses

    • Bus Eireann will run regular services in Galway City
    • CityDirect -  normal timetables from today onwards

    Regional buses   

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

    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