Bus Services for Third Level Students

Information about bus services that are specifically for tertiary students, and staff of third-level educational facilities.

A number of Galway city bus services are mainly for university, IT (institute of technology) and other 3rd level students.  However if they operate as public services, they are listed on the City Bus Details page.

Services which run from other counties/towns either daily, or at weekends only for students who travel weekly are listed on the Regional Bus Services page, since they are open to the general public.   Many regional morning and evening services run to or from the  ATU (ex GMIT) or NUIG campuses during term-time.

Dunaras Student Village Shuttle

Contracted service for resident students, between the village and NUIG, and sometimes the Cathedral - details.

Corrib Village Shuttle

Bus Éireann run a shuttle bus Friday afternoons and Sunday evenings - details.

Dangan Carpark Shuttle

NUIG provide a shuttle bus between the Dangan car-park and the main Newcastle campus (Orbsen Building terminus).
  • Mornings:  A bus from leaving from every 10-15 minutes between 8:15 - 11:01am
  • Lunchtime:  1:05pm from the Orbsen Building, 1:55pm from the Dangan car park
  • Afternoon:  A bus leaves the Orbsen Building every 10-15 minutes between 4:15pm and 7:05pm
  • Night:  Three trips from the Orbsen Building to the Dangan car park:  the first leaves at at 10:20pm.
Bus stops are at:
  • Orbsen Building (terminus)
  • Arts/Science Building (at the Student Carpark near the Sports Centre)
  • Áras Cairnes
  • Corrib Village
The services is free for staff, students and visitors to the university campus.
    See here for full details.

    Gleann an Ri, Tir na gCapaill and Cuirt na Rasai

    These apartment-based ATU (previously GMIT) student accommodation complexes are on the 401-Ballybrit bus-route.  See the Ballybrit neighbourhood map for details

    Cuirt Na Coiribe/Gort na Coiribe and Centre Point/Menlo Apartments.

    BusLink started provided a shuttle service between these estates and the NUIG campus in 2014.   No details on-line as yet - contact them for more information.

    Related links

    NUIG Campus Map

    City Bus Details - route maps and timetable links for Galway City services
    Regional Bus Services - for services to and from Galway City
    Galway Street Maps - detailed guides to Galway city streets and residental estates

    Dunaras student village shuttle bus vehicle