Regional services going east from Galway

Bus and coach services travelling east from Galway

Regional and national bus overview

Service Details


Ten services each day between Galway and Dublin / Dublin airport, stopping in Maynooth, Athlone and Ballinasloe. 


Regular (hourly) express / non-stop services to Dublin city and Dublin airport.

They also run multi-stop and limited stop services on the route, stopping at
Oranmore, Craughwell, Aughrim, Athlone (B&Q, Town Centre & IT), Moate, Killbeggan, Tyrellspass, Rochfordbridge, Miltonpass, Kinnegad, Enfield, Lucan, Liffey Valley and Heuston station.   (The limited services do not stop between Athlone and Dublin).


Regular (hourly) non-stop services to Dublin city and Dublin airport.

Brendan Boyle - The N63 Bus:

Seven day a week service, between: Ballygar, Newbridge, Mountbellew, Moylough, Abbeyknockmoy, Turloughmore, Lackagh and Galway Cathedral

Farrells (previously called BusLink)

Daylink:  Mon-Sat service to/from Athenry, via NUIG / University Hosptial / UHG, Monennageshia / GFSC, Bon Secours Hosptial, ATU (previously GMIT), Merlin Park Hosptial, Galway Clinic.

Nightlink:  Late-night service between Athenry and Galway City on Thurs-Sat nights.


Mon-Sat, services to/from Loughrea, Ashlawn, Clostoken Cross, Ballymana, Craughwell, Coldwood, Moyvilla, Derrydonnell, Oranmore/Orantown - through to Galway, including ATU (previously GMIT), NUIG, Galway Clinic

Midland Bus Co

Fri and Sun services, primarily for students.  To Galway from Athlone via Ballinasloe and Loughrea, and return.

Kearns Transport

Fri-Sat-Sun services to/from Loughrea, Portumna, Birr, Kilcormac, Tullamore, - some are college-term only, while others are year-round.

JJ Kavanagh

Friday service from NUIG/ATU (previously GMIT) to Carlow via Nenagh, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Urlingford, Freshford, Kilkenny, Paulstown, Royal Oak. Sunday - return journey. (Term-time only)

Friday and Sunday student services between Galway and Waterford cities, stopping at Carrick-on-Suir, Clonmel, Cahir, Tipperary, Limerick city and University of Limerick (UL).

South East (SE) Galway IRD - "The Local Bus"

Run a service from the Woodford/ Ballinakill area to Galway City on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Leaves Looscaun Church at 10.20am and Walsh’s Bar, Woodford at 10.30am. Return leaves Galway City at 5pm. Booking essential - contact 090-9741867.

Galway Tour Company

Run a daily Dublin - Galway and return service, aimed at people doing day-tours in Galway, but open to anyone. Same journey time and price as other operators. 7am ex Discover Ireland in Sufolk St, Dublin, and 6:30pm ex Galway Coach Station.

Bus √Čireann:

  • Route 70 Galway - Athlone - Mullingar - Dundalk
    A weekly service during college terms Stopping at: Oranmore, Craughwell, Loughrea, Kilrickle, Aughrim, Ballinasloe, Creagh, Athlone AIT / Bus Station, Drumraney, Ballymore, Killare, Loughnavalley, Ballinea, Moate, Horseleap, Kilbeggan, Tyrellspass, Mullingar, Delvin, Athboy, Navan, Duleek, Drogheda, Dunleer, Castlebellingham, Dundalk


For some destinations in the south east of Ireland, it may be better to change buses at Shannon Airport or Limerick.
  • Bus Eireann list a number of options on their website
  • JJ Kavanagh run a service from Shannon via Birdhill, Nenagh, Toomavara, Moneygall, Roscrea, Borris-in-Ossary, Mountrath, Portloise, Monasterverin and Kildare
  • Dublin Coach run a service from Limerick City to Dublin airport, with stops in Kildare Village and Red Cow.

Picture of a double-deck Bus Eireann bus outside Connolly Station, Dublin
Dublin city-centre bus stop