- Organising a tour-group
- Making a trip with a group of people, or
- Need to travel on a route that is not directly serviced by any of the city buses or regional/national coach services,
then it may be cheaper and more convenient to hire a private minibus or coach.
Another alternative for smaller groups is a taxi-van - contact taxi-companies for details of these services.
Companies offering buses and mini-buses for hire in Galway City and CountyCallinan Coaches
Claddagh Coach Hire
Costello Bus Hire - based in Corofin
Donoghue's of Galway
Executive Travel Solutions
Farrell Travel - based in Athenry
Galway Bay Executive Travel
Galway Bus Hire (Spirit of Ireland Executive Travel)
Gerry Fahy Bus Hire
Hartmann Coach Hire
John King Bus Hire - based in Tuam
Midnight Limo - stretch limosuines
Paul Nash Travel
Reaney's of Galway
Western Shuttle - taxi / minivans
Hire-charges vary widely, depending on the length of the hire, and the type of vehicle that you need: this is determined by both number of seats and style, which can range from luxury executive coach to retired school-bus. Getting three quotes is recommended.
In general, companies that do not run scheduled bus services offer better hire rates, but there are exceptions for the smaller companies.
Other companiesThe list above may not be complete.
Companies which would like to be added can email editor@galwayTransport.info with their contact details.