Bus and coach services travelling north from Galway

Bus and coach services travelling north from Galway

Regional and National bus service overview

Service Details


Route 431 - Claremorris to Carna / Carrarow
Route 438 - Galway to Tuam, via Annaghdown, Corrundulla, Belcare

Burkes Buses

Daily services between Galway and:
  • Tuam (via Cloonflush, Cloonmore, Claretuam, Caherhugh, Caherlea, Cummer, Corofin X, Anbally, Currandrum, Knockdoe, Loughgeorge, Claregalway)
  • Dunmore, Milltown, Headford - Shrule - Kilmaine - Ballinrobe (via Wakefield, Horsevally, Cloughanover, Grange, Corrandulla X, Cloonboo, Ballindooley)
During term-time, morning services continue on to NUIG and ATU (previously GMIT).

Bus Feda (aka Feda O'Donaill)

Daily services to Sligo and Donegal.
Via Tuam, Claremorris, Knock, Charlestown, Tubbercurry, Ballinacarrow, Collooney, Sligo, Grange, Bundoran, Ballyshannon, Donegal Town, Ballybofey, Letterkenny, Kilmacrennan, Creeslough, Dunfanaghy, Falcarragh, Gortahork, Gweedore, Crolly

Sunday 8pm service leaves from Eyre Square, stop 8, opposite O'Connell's pub. All others leave from Galway Cathedral.


Weekend services between Galway and  Castlebar – Westport, via Neale, Ballinrobe and Ballintubber, Ballyheane, Partry, Headford, or via  Balla, Claremorris, Tuam).  Targeted to 3rd level students - open to anyone.

Corduff Travel

Various Fri and Sun services, and some mid-week, between Galway (NUIG, ATU (previously GMIT), Gort na Coirbe) and Belmullet, Castlebar, Westport.
Also run student services from Co Mayo to Limerick which pick-up/drop-off in Oranmore.
Most services are term-time only - see their website for details, phone to confirm.


Running Sept - May. Service from Monaghan / Clones / Cavan to Galway (NUIG and ATU (previously GMIT)) on Sunday evening, return service on Friday afternoon.

WestLink Coaches   

(previously called McGowans)
Run student services (Fri / Sun) between Galway (ATU (previously GMIT)and NUIG/Cathedral) and Drumshanbo, serving Castlerea, Boyle, Elphin, Carrick-on-Shannon, Mohill and Ballinamore


Run student services to/from Ballina - Sunday and Friday only.   (No website, contact them at (096)22563 for details

Roscommon Coaches

May run student services to/from County Roscommon.   Contact them for details

Geraghty Travel

Run services during NUIG and ATU (previously GMIT) term times on Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
  • From Ballymote via Gurteen, Ballaghaderreen, Loughglynn, Castlerea, Williamstown and Dunmore
  • From Ballinamore via Mohill, Carrick on Shannon, Boyle, Frenchpark, Ballinagare, Castlerea, Williamstown and; Dunmore
  • From Carrigallen, via Arvagh, Drumlish, Longford, Edgeworthstown, Ballymahon, Glasson and Athlone IT.

Bus Eireann

  • Route 52 - Ballina - Westport - Castlebar - Galway.
    Stopping at: Ballina, Foxford, Straide, Ballyvary, Swinford, Kiltimagh, Knock, Knockmore, Pontoon, Westport, Castlebar, Breaffy, Balla, Claremorris, Ballindine, Milltown, Tuam, Partry Barracks, Ballinrobe, Kilmaine, Shrule, Headford, Claregalway
  • Route 64: Galway - Knock - Sligo - Letterkenny - Derry.
    Stopping at: G.M.I.T. Claregalway, Tuam, Dunmore, Cloonfad, Ballyhaunis, Milltown, Ballindine, Castlemacgarrett, Claremorris, Knock, Kilkelly, Ireland West Airport Knock, Charlestown, Curry, Tubbercurry, Ballinacarrow, Collooney, Ballisodare, Sligo, Drumcliffe, Grange, Cliffoney, Bundoran, Finner Camp, Ballyshannon, Donegal, Ballybofey, Letterkenny, Newtowncunningham, Derry
  • Route 422 Westport – Galway.
    Stopping at: Castlebar, Partry, Ballinrobe, Kilmaine, Shrule, Headford, Breaffy, Balla, Claremorris, Ballindine, Milltown, Tuam, Claregalway
  • Route 425 Galway - Mountbellew - Roscommon - Longford.
    Stopping at Carnmore Cross, Cashla, Cussaun Cross, Monivea, Menlough, Glantane, Castleblakeney, Caltra, Claregalway, Loughgeorge, Turloughmore, Abbeyknockmoy, Horseleap Cross, Moylough, Mountbellew, Ballygar, Four Roads, Athleague, Roscommon, Lanesboro, Killashee
  • Route 429 Galway - Castlerea  
    Stopping at: Claregalway, Loughgeorge, Tuam, Dunmore, Glenamaddy, Williamstown, Ballymoe, Cloonfad, Ballyhaunis, Ballinlough, Castlerea Rail Station, Ballaghaderreen
  • Route 431 - Galway - Mountbellew
    Stopping at Caltra, Castleblakney, Glantane, Menlough, Garbally, Abbey Cross, Monivea Cross, Roundfield, Cussaun Cross, Moor Park Gate, Cashla, Carnmore Cross and Airport, Donnellans Cross
  • Route 456 Galway - Ballinrobe - Westport - Castlebar - Ballina.  
    Stopping at: Foxford, Straide, Ballyvary, Turlough, Knockmore, Pontoon, Castlebar, Westport, Aille, Ballyhean, Partry Barracks, Carnacon, Belcarra, Ballyglass, Hollymount, Roundfort, Sheridan’s Cross, Ballinrobe, Kilmaine, Shrule, Neale, Cong, Cross, Headford, Corrandulla, Loughgeorge, Claregalway, Clonboo

Glencolumbkille, Co Donegal.

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