Shuttle it to the Galway Races in Style

The 2017 Galway Racing Festival kicks off at Ballybrit next Monday, 31 July  and Bus Éireann are back with a Special Shuttle Service to and from the racecourse, throughout the week long event.

The direct service, which will run from the heart of the city at Eyre Square to Ballybrit Racecourse and back, starts on Monday, 31 July and operates through to Sunday, 6 August 2017.

For the evening race meetings on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, buses will depart from 14.00 at Eyre Square West to Ballybrit – every 15 minutes – up until 19.00. Buses will depart from the racecourse on demand, up until 21.30.

On Wednesday, 2 August, Thursday, 3 August, Saturday, 5 and Sunday, 6 August shuttles will depart Eyre Square West from 11.00 until 16.45 every 15 minutes or as required, and will return immediately after the races, up until 20.30. All buses will be routed through the tunnel entrance, dropping customers off within 50 yards of the buzzing Ballybrit course.

Adult tickets for the Bus Éireann Special Shuttle Service are priced at €6 single, and €9 return. Tickets for children are priced at €3 single and €5 return. No reservations are necessary, just pay on the day.

Customers should be aware that all city services will operate as normal during the Racing festival with the exception of Route 403 and Route 409, which will terminate at Briarhill Junction on the following dates/times:

  • Between 15.00 and 17.00 on Monday, 31 July and Tuesday, 1 August
  • Between 12.30 and 16.00 on Wednesday, 2 August
  • Between 11.30 and 15.30 on Thursday, 3 August
  • Between 16.00 and 18.00 on Friday, 4 August

On the 2 and 3  August the 17.45 from Galway to Castlerea (Route 429) will be deferred to 18.00. The 16.25, Galway to Longford service (Route 425) will be deferred to depart at 17.15.

“The Galway Races is Ireland’s biggest and most famous racing festival that attracts hundreds of thousands of customers from all over Ireland and abroad”, said Bus Éireann Regional Manager West, Brian Connolly..

“We are once again delighted to work with all stakeholders and play our part in helping race-goers experience the fun, craic and excitement by offering a reliable, high frequency shuttle service to & from the festival. Customers can sit back, relax, enjoy the journey and forget about the hassle, stress and cost of taking the car.”

Monday, 31st July, 2017