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.

 The the General manager is Gerard Bartley.

Their office and deport are in Lough Atallia Rd.


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.


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