Ballina to Galway with Expressway Route 52

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Ballina to Galway with Expressway Route 52

Departing from Ballina Bus Station, Expressway Route 52 also passes through Westport, Castlebar and Tuam before arriving at Bus Station off the historical Eyre Square in Galway.

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Services and Stops

With 6 services departing from Ballina and Galway every day, Expressway Route 52 is one of the most convenient ways of travelling between these two beautiful locations at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Departing from Ballina Bus Station, Expressway Route 52 also passes through Foxford, Castlebar and Claremorris before arriving at the Bus Station off the historical Eyre Square in Galway City centre.

Notable stops:

Galway Bus Station

Galway bus Station is located on Station Road, a short stroll from historical Eyre Square. The station is major transport hub, connecting Galway to Ballina via Route 52 well as Galway to Dublin via Route 20/X20 and is fully equipped with waiting areas and a coffee shop for comfort and convenience.

Galway Bus Station is the last stop on Expressway Route 52 from Ballina.

Castlebar

With 6 departures from Ballina for Castlebar and 6 departures to Castlebar from Galway daily, Route 52 provides access to the wealth of restaurants, shops, festivals and sights Castlebar has to offer. Arriving at Stephen Garvey Way in Castlebar town centre, Route 52 drops you off with just a 4-minute walk from Mayo County Peace Park, a thought- provoking can’t miss destination in County Mayo.


Ballina to Galway Journey Time

The journey time from Ballina to Galway is approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes with onboard services including extra-comfortable seats, free 4G Wi-Fi access and charging ports for your comfort and convenience.


Ballina to Galway Coaches

Expressway coaches are a byword for comfort - reclining leather seats, air conditioning, sockets for charging any phones and laptops you might have, free 4G Wi-Fi onboard, and plenty of room for any luggage you may have. Our fleet of luxury coaches will ensure your journey is Way Better.


Arriving in Ballina

Ballina Bus Station is in the heart of the town and is the last stop on Expressway Route 52.

Staying in Ballina

Ballina has a very lively entertainment scene and a variety of restaurants serving Irish, European and Asian cuisine and a number of late bars as well as a number of accommodations such as the picturesque Mount Falcon Estate and the upmarket Ice House Hotel on the River Moy Estuary.

Ballina Activities & Events

Ballina's location on the River Moy favours salmon fishing, and one of the best spots, the Ridge Pool, is situated in the heart of the town.

The Ballina Salmon Festival is held annually in July in the town. The festival includes Heritage Day, where most of the centre of the town is closed to traffic and the streets fill with arts and craft stalls and demonstrations of transport from days gone by. The festival finale is a Mardi Gras followed by a monster fireworks display.

Tourist attractions include two museums in the town, the Jackie Clarke Collection and Belleek Castle Museum.

The town also hosts an annual music festival: Fesant Fest. The festival, held every summer in Emmett's Bar on Hill St., began in 2011, and is organised by a collective of punk/DIY enthusiasts which has been organising gigs in the town since 2000.


Arriving in Galway

The Galway Bus station is located in the heart of the city, just a short stroll from Eyre’s Square.

Visitors to Galway have a host of bars, restaurants and accommodation within walking distance from the station while passengers can also board Expressway buses to other locations direct from the station.

Staying in Galway

Bus Éireann operates a city bus service in Galway that connects the community with hospitals, schools, shopping and tourist attractions.

For more information, please see: www.buseireann.ie/inner.php?id=459

Shopping in Galway

Galway has a wide range of shopping options. Choose from Eyre Square Shopping Centre, Corbett Court Shopping Centre on Williamsgate Street, or Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road.

In addition, you can find an abundance of arts, crafts and artisan food shops in the city centre. The Galway Market in Church Lane by St Nicholas' Church, takes place every Saturday and has been going for hundreds of years. It sells a wide array of fresh locally produced food and crafts items.

Galway Tourist Attractions

Galway City is located right in the middle of the stunning Wild Atlantic Way, which stretches all the way from Donegal in the Northwest to West Cork. The ‘City of Tribes’ offers easy access to the wilds of Connemara and the Aran islands.

In Galway city itself Spanish Arch, a focal point built in 1584 is part of the city wall and is located within the city’s bohemian Latin Quarter abundant with coffee shops, cafes, bars and unique West of Ireland gift shops.

Galway City Museum, which offers a detailed explanation of the city’s history and hosts year-round art exhibitions. It also has a cosy coffee shop.

Galway harbour offers both a tranquil setting, as well as being home to local and international sailing events.

With three swimming pools, an events centre for concerts and shows, a playground for children and a state-of-the-art gym, Leisureland is definitely worth a visit and especially with children. Located in Salthill – a 5-minute drive from Galway City Centre, it is easily accessed from the city centre with Bus Éireann.

Galway Events

Galway Arts Festival: Every July, Galway comes alive as the city is taken over by one of the biggest arts festival’s in the country. Choose from a wide range of visual art, theatre, dance, literature and musical events and expect a fantastic atmosphere throughout the city.

Galway Film Fleadh: It’s one of the biggest film festivals of the year – and if you’re a film buff - you don’t want to miss the Galway Film Fleadh.

Cúirt International Festival of Literature: The Cúirt International Festival of Literature is one of Ireland’s premier literary events features a host of well-known writers and literary experts from all over the world.

Service Number
Ballina (Bus Station) DEP. 06.00 08.30 11.35 14.30 17.00 19.30
Foxford (Post Office) 06.20 08.50 11.55 14.50 17.20 19.50
Straide (Post Office) 06.30 09.00 12.05 15.00 17.30 20.00
Ballyvary (Dublin Road - N5) 06.35 09.05 12.10 15.05 17.35 20.05
Castlebar (Stephen Garvey Way) 06.50 09.20 12.25 15.20 17.50 20.20
Balla (Main Street) 07.10 09.40 12.45 15.40 18.10 20.40
Claremorris (Dalton Street) 07.25 09.55 13.00 15.55 18.25 20.55
Ballindine (Main Street) 07.35 10.05 13.10 16.05 18.35 21.05
Milltown (Main Street) 07.40 10.10 13.15 16.10 18.40 21.10
Tuam (Vicar Street) 07.55 10.25 13.30 16.25 18.55 21.25
Claregalway (Tuam Road) 08.15 10.45 13.50 16.45 19.15 21.45
Galway (GMIT Dublin Road) ARR. 08.25 10.55 14.00 16.55 19.25 21.55
Galway (Bus Station) ARR. 08.35 11.05 14.10 17.05 19.35 22.05
Service Number            
Galway (Bus Station) DEP. 07.00 10.00 13.00 16.00 18.00 21.00
Galway (GMIT Dublin Road)DEP. 07.10 10.10 13.10 16.10 18.10 21.10
Claregalway (Tuam Road) 07.20 10.20 13.20 16.20 18.20 21.20
Tuam (Vicar Street) 07.40 10.40 13.40 16.40 18.40 21.40
Milltown (Main Street) 07.55 10.55 13.55 16.55 18.55 21.55
Ballindine (Main Street) 08.00 11.00 14.00 17.00 19.00 22.00
Claremorris (Dalton Street) 08.10 11.10 14.10 17.10 19.10 22.10
Balla (Main Street) 08.25 11.25 14.25 17.25 19.25 22.25
Castlebar (Stephen Garvey Way) 08.45 11.45 14.45 17.45 19.45 22.45
Ballyvary (Dublin Road - N5) 09.00 12.00 15.00 18.00 20.00 23.00
Straide (Main Street) 09.05 12.05 15.05 18.05 20.05 23.05
Foxford (Post Office) 09.15 12.15 15.15 18.15 20.15 23.15
Ballina (Bus Station)ARR. 09.35 12.35 15.35 18.35 20.35 23.35

Please Note:

No services on Christmas Day. Enquire about St.Stephen's Day services.

Normal service will operate on other Public Holidays. We advice passengers travelling to Dublin Airport to allow ample time for check-in.

From Ballina to Galway


Depart:
  • Ballina (Bus Station) Dur: 2h 15m
  • Foxford Post Office
  • Straide
  • Ballyvary (New Road)
  • Swinford (Main St)
  • Kiltimagh
  • Knock (St. Anne's, Main St)
  • Knockmore (Church)
  • Pontoon (Hotels)
  • Westport (Mill St)
  • Castlebar (Garvey Way)
  • Breaffy Church
  • Balla
  • Claremorris (Dalton St)
  • Claremorris (Dalton St)
  • Ballindine (Main St)
  • Milltown
  • Tuam (Rail Station)
  • Partry Barracks
  • Ballinrobe (Glebe St)
  • Kilmaine (Walsh's)
  • Shrule (Black River Inn)
  • Headford (Joyce's)
  • Claregalway
    Arrive:
  • Galway (Bus Station)

    From Galway to Ballina


    Depart:
  • Galway (Bus Station) Dur: 2h 15m
  • Claregalway
  • Headford (Joyce's)
  • Glencorrib
  • Cross
  • Cong (Ashford Gates)
  • Neale
  • Shrule (Black River Inn)
  • Kilmaine (Walsh's)
  • Ballinrobe (O'Connor's)
  • Partry Barracks
  • Killawalla (McEvillys')
  • Tuam (Rail Station)
  • Milltown (Flannery's)
  • Ballindine (Main St)
  • Claremorris (Dalton St)
  • Claremorris (Dalton St)
  • Balla
  • Breaffy Church
  • Westport (Mill St)
  • Castlebar (Garvey Way)
  • Westport (Mill St)
  • Turlough
  • Pontoon (Hotels)
  • Knockmore Church
  • Knock (St. Anne's, Main St)
  • Kiltimagh (Mulhern's)
  • Swinford (Main St)
  • Ballyvary (New Road)
  • Straide
  • Foxford Post Office
  • Foxford Bridge
    Arrive:
  • Ballina (Bus Station)