More Expressway services connecting Galway with Dublin Airport, Cork, Ballina

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Galway Daily news Concerns raised about cut in evening Galway to Gort bus services

Bus Eireann is introducing additional Expressway services connecting Galway with Dublin Airport, Cork, and Ballina from tomorrow.

Additional Expressway bus services across nine different routes around the country are being brought in from Sunday, September 13, including three serving Galway.

Bus Eireann has been steadily increasing the number of Expressway services it has been operating in recent weeks, as intercity services have been overwhelmed.

COVID-19 passenger restrictions have meant that since services resumed after lockdown, expressway buses are often already full leaving the station.

This had a heavy impact on commuters seeking to travel between the other towns along the routes, as they are often unable to board.

From Sunday, additional buses will run on routes X8, X12, 20/X20, 23 , 40 , 51,52 and 100x.

This follows on from a similar expansion of services on routes 2, 4/X4, 22, 30 , 32 , 40 and 64 last Sunday, September 6.

The additional bus services to and from Galway City in effect from tomorrow are:

Route X20

Monday to Friday

15.00hrs        Dublin Airport / Galway
20.00hrs        Galway / Dublin Airport

05.00hrs        Dublin Airport / Galway
10.30hrs        Galway / Dublin Airport

08.30hrs        Galway / Dublin Airport
14.00hrs        Dublin Airport / Galway

Saturday & Sunday

08.00hrs        Dublin Airport / Galway
13.30hrs        Galway / Dublin Airport
08.30hrs        Galway / Dublin Airport
14.00hrs        Dublin Airport / Galway
10.30hrs        Galway / Dublin Airport
17.00hrs        Dublin Airport / Galway
16.30hrs        Galway / Dublin Airport
22.30hrs        Dublin Airport / Galway

Route X20 also serves Loughrea, Craughwell, Aughrim, and Ballinasloe towns in Galway.

View updated timetable here.

Route 51

Monday to Sunday

09.25hrs        Cork / Galway
15.05hrs        Galway / Cork

In Galway, Route 51 also stops at Oranmore, Clarinbridge, Kilcolgan, Ardrahan, Labane, and Gort.

View updated timetable here.

Route 52

17.00hrs        Ballina / Galway
21.00hrs        Galway / Ballina
07.00hrs        Galway / Ballina
11.35hrs        Ballina / Galway

Route 52 also serves Claregalway, Tuam, and Milltown in Galway.

View updated timetable here.