Bus companies in Galway City

There are two companies currently running city bus services in Galway City.


City Direct Bus Company

Previously known as Joyces, City Direct is a private company running frequent (every 15 minute) servcies in the north of Knocknacarra, and also services in the Salthill / Barna area, and a daily commuter service from Moycullen.

 The the General manager is Gerard Bartley.

Their office and deport are in Rahoon

Contact details:

Telephone: 091 860 814
Facimile: 091 860 815
Email: info@citydirect.ie


Bus Èireann

A state-owned company, and part of the CIÉ group, Bus Éireann run city-bus services in most other areas of the city, including the south of Knocknacarra.

Locally, their service are headed by Regional Manager Brian Connolly, supported by Services Manager Ray McDonagh.

Contact Details

Customer / passenger services are provided by Galway Bus Station / Galway Travel Centre, in Ceannt Station.

Telephone: (091) 562-000

Bus Éireann do not have a local email service, but their head office can be contacted through their website or Facebook page.   Their central customer-services phone number is 01 836-6111.


photo of Bus Eireann and City Direct double-decker city buses in Eyre Square, outside the Galway Advertiser offices