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THE annual Park & Ride Christmas Service commenced last Saturday and Sunday 2/3 December.  The service will continue to operate from Thursday December 7-10 and from Thursday December 14 every day right up to Christmas Eve.

The service will operate from Ballybrit Racecourse to the City Centre from 9.30am to 9.30pm on the days of service and from 11.00am to 7.00pm on Sundays. Buses will run every 15 minutes in both directions between the Racecourse and the Coach Station at Fairgreen.

The service is operated by Bus Eireann on behalf of Galway City Council and the fee is €2 per person return with children travelling for free, also included is all-day parking at Ballybrit.

If you are working, shopping or just want to enjoy what Galway City has to offer at Chrstmas time, Park and Ride offers a number of advantages to customers over car travel.  The high frequency of buses, competitive pricing at €2 per person return and the faster journey time using the bus lanes, will make the journey stress-free and reliable.

The terminus at Galway Racecourse is perfectly situated for people travelling to the City along the M6, N6, N17, N18 and Monivea Roads.

Commenting on the Park & Ride service, Brian Connolly, Regional Manager, West, Bus Eireann said they are delighted to be operating this service on behalf of Galway City Council.

“We would encourage the public to avail of this service to help alleviate traffic congestion during this busy period. Travelling by Bus Eireann is the most cost effective way for customers to do their Christmas shopping by sitting back, relaxing and enjoying the festivities that Galway city has to offer.”

Mr. Uinsinn Finn, Senior Engineer, Galway City Council is delighted that Galway City Council are now in the eleventh year of promoting and running this excellent initiative for Christmas shoppers and visitors to the City.

Further details on the Park & Ride service and promotional fares on offer by Iarnnrod Eireann and Bus Eireann can be viewed or downloaded at