Public transport

Buses from Galway’s bus station (also found off Eyre Square) travel to and from virtually every major city in the country. Many of the country’s buses team up with local rail networks to offer unlimited travel passes. For a flat fee, these passes allow unrestrained passage on buses and trains on a set number of days within variable time frames. These can be purchased at bus and train stations.
The Galway city centre is compact enough to tour on foot, and many visitors hire bicycles to assist in getting around. Public buses from Eyre Square circumvent the city and make trips to nearby communities, while taxis hired from Bridge Street or the bus and train stations will take passengers to any area destination. Those who choose to hire a car will need to purchase a parking disc from an area newsagent or the tourist office north of Eyre Square.


In Ireland, we drive on the left hand side of the road and all vehicles are right hand drive. You must bring you driving licence whenever you drive. It is possible to exchange a driving licence issued by an EU member state or an EEA member state (Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland) for an Irish driving licence. It is also possible to exchange a driving licence issued by certain recognised states for an Irish driving licence.