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Monday, December 11, 2023

2023 Christmas Park-and-Ride in Galway city

A park-and-ride service will run in Galway City for the Christmas 2023 shopping period.

It will every day between Friday 8 December and Sunday 25 December

The service is being operated on behalf of Galway City Council, who commission and fund this service.

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 - 7pm
And every 30 minutes between 7pm and 9pm on Sundays

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 and pensioners (possibly even all Free-travel passholders) travel for free.  

Galway City daily, weekly and monthly tickets are not accepted.


Buses use the most appropriate route between the race-course and the city centre:  Normally this will be the bus lanes. There are no pickup or drop-off points between the city-centre and the race-course.

Wheelchair accessible buses are available (the announcements have not said if they will be used on all services).