Getting from A to NUIG

How to get to Galway

Here is a list of services that offer bus/rail services to Galway City.

Private Bus Companies

Bus Eireann


Irish Rail

How to get around Galway City and get to NUIG

Here is a list of service for getting around Galway City and getting to NUIG

Galway City Service Bus Eireann

Bus Eireann City Service Map

Galway City Service City Direct

Student Buses to NUIG

CocaCola Zero Bikes – This is a by-the-hour membership based bicycle rental scheme.   Bikes are not booked. They are checked out using your membership details from on-street stations.  See their webiste for station and membership information.

Other Travel Information

We sell tickets for all national routes in the Students’ Union office. We are open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm.

We sell Student Leapcards which offers travel discounts for students. We take your photo and print the card in the office. For more information please check

Irish Rail and Bus Eireann will only recognise the NUI Galway Student ID for 3 years from date of issue. They take the first two digits from your student number as the date of issue. If your card is more than 3 years old or you are a returning student and are using your original student number you will need to purchase a Student Leapcard in order to get discounted travel with Irish Rail and Bus Eireann.

An Mheitheal Rothar offer two open workshops everyweek where anyone can come in with their bicycle which is in need of repair or just for a regular check up and maintenance. They opperate out of The Ecospace, which is shared with the NUI Galway Bike Gang Society (BG Soc). It is based in the city centre, beside Fisheries fields.

The Students’ Union offer free High Vis Jackets at various times throughout the year.

Bike Safety

All bikes all have unique serial numbers. Most bicycles have their serial number engraved beneath their bottom bracket, but sometimes serial numbers are found in other places. It is important to keep a copy of this serial number in case your bike is stolen so that you can identify your bike if it is found.  If you have the original sales receipt from a bike shop, it usually will include the correct serial number.