Galway to Derry with Expressway Route 64

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Galway to Derry with Expressway Route 64

Departing from Galway Bus Station, Expressway Route 64 bus service passes through the Ireland West Airport in Knock, Sligo Regional Hospital and Letterkenny en route, before arriving at the Ulsterbus Depot on Foyle Street in Derry.

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Services and Stops

Not only is the Expressway Route 64 service one of the fastest ways of travelling between Galway and Derry in Ireland, it's also one of the most convenient, with 10 services per day day in both directions.

Departing from Galway Bus Station, Expressway Route 64 bus service passes through the Ireland West Airport in Knock, Sligo Regional Hospital and Letterkenny en route, before arriving at the Ulsterbus Depot on Foyle Street in Derry.

Also, 1 service per day continues on to Magee Campus in Derry and returns from the same location.

Notable stops:

Knock

En route to Derry from Galway, Expressway Route 64 stops at Ballyhaunis Roads (Northbound) and on Knock Main Street opposite Colemans with services running between 07:10 am and 22:20 pm.

Travelling in the opposite direction towards Derry, Route 64 will pick passengers up on the Ballyhaunis Roads (Southbound) and outside Colemans with services starting at 07.10 am. The last service departing Knock for Derry is at 22:20 pm.

Donegal

Expressway Route 64 travelling to Galway picks passengers up at the Abbey Hotel in Donegal 9 times a day – from 08:42 am through to 22:07 pm.

For passengers in Donegal heading towards Galway, we also pick up at the Abbey Hotel. 11 services a day commence at 06:25 am and continue through to 23:00 pm.


Galway to Derry Journey Time

The journey time from Galway to Derry is approximately 5 hours and 35 minutes.

Onboard services include extra-comfortable seats, Wi-Fi access and charging points.


Galway to Derry Coaches

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


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

Travel to Hospitals in Galway

The largest hospital in the region is University Hospital Galway (UHG) located on the Newcastle Road, wile the city and our services also cater to the Merlin University Hospital.

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 five 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.

                                   
        SuX     SuX       M   FSuO   FO FO   FSuO
Galway (Bus Station) DEP. - - - 06.00 - 08.45 10.30 - - 12.00 14.10 - 16.00 16.00 18.10 - 18.10 20.15
Dublin Rd (GMIT) - - - | - | 10.37 P - - 12.07 P | - | 16.07 P | - | 20.22 P
Claregalway (Cois Chlair Arches Hotel) - - - 06.13 - 08.58 10.47 - - 12.17 14.23 - | 16.17 | - 18.23 20.32
Tuam (Vicar Street Florist) - - - 06.32 - 09.17 11.06 - - 12.36 14.42 - | 16.36 | - 18.42 20.47
Dunmore (Post Office) - - - | - 09.30 | - - | 14.55 - | 16.50 | - | 21.01
Cloonfad (Church) - - - | - 09.40 | - - | 15.05 - | 17.00 | - | 21.10
Ballyhaunis (Supermacs Main St) - - - | - 09.55 | - - | 15.20 - | 17.15 | - | 21.25
Milltown (Glymns Hardware) - - - 06.44 - | 11.18 - - 12.48 | - 16.48 | 18.58 - 18.54 |
Ballindine (Main Street Opps Vals) - - - 06.52 - | 11.26 - - 12.56 | - 16.56 | 19.06 - 19.02 |
Castlemacgarrett (Opp Esso Garage) - - - 06.55 - | 11.30 - - 13.00 | - 17.00 | 19.10 - 19.06 |
Claremorris (Dalton St Hair Salon) - - - 07.00 - | 11.35 - - 13.05 | - | | | - 19.11 |
Knock (Ballyhaunis Rd Northbound) - - - | - 10.05 | - - | 15.30 - | 17.25 | - | 21.35
Knock (Main St Opp Colemans) - - - 07.10 - | 11.45 - - 13.15 | - | | | - 19.21 |
Kilkelly (Jctn Bridge Street) - - - 07.20 - 10.15 11.55 - - 13.25 15.40 - 17.20 17.35 19.30 - 19.31 21.45
Ireland West Airport (Knock) - - - 07.30 - 10.25 12.05 - - 13.35 15.50 - | 17.45 | - | |
Charlestown (Market Square - Garveys) - - - 07.40 - 10.35 12.15 - - 13.45 16.00 - 17.30 17.55 19.40 - 19.41 21.55
Curry (Bypass Northbound) - - - 07.45 - 10.40 12.20 - - 13.50 16.05 - 17.35 18.00 19.45 - 19.46 22.00
Tubbercurry (Teeling St May Queen) - - - 07.55 - 10.50 12.30 - - 14.00 16.15 - 17.45 18.10 19.55 - 19.56 22.10
Ballinacarrow (Opp Fallons) - - - 08.07 - 11.02 12.42 - - 14.12 16.27 - | 18.22 | - 20.08 22.22
Collooney (Opposite Quigley’s) - - - | - 11.10 12.50 - - 14.20 16.35 - | 18.30 | - 20.16 22.30 D
Ballisodare (Sally Gardens) - - - | - 11.15 12.55 - - 14.25 16.40 M - | 18.35 | - 20.21 22.35 D
Sligo (Bus Station) ARR. - - - 08.25 - 11.30 13.10 - - 14.40 16.55 - 18.15 18.50 20.25 - 20.35 22.50
Sligo (Bus Station) DEP. - - 07.35 08.35 - 11.45 - - 13.30 15.00 - 17.10 - 19.05 - 21.00 - -
Drumcliffe (N15 Northbound) - - 07.45 08.45 - 11.55 - - 13.40 15.10 - 17.20 - 19.15 - 21.10 - -
Grange (Langs Main Street) - - 07.54 08.54 - 12.04 - - 13.49 15.19 - 17.29 - 19.24 - 21.19 - -
Cliffoney (Community Centre) - - 08.00 09.00 - 12.10 - - 13.55 15.25 - 17.35 - 19.30 - 21.25 - -
Tullaghan Cross (Opp Fuel Station) - - 08.07 09.07 - | - - | | - | - | - | - -
Bundoran (West) (Playground) - - 08.12 09.12 - 12.22 - - 14.07 15.37 - 17.47 - 19.42 - 21.37 - -
Bundoran (East) (Scenic View B&B) - - 08.14 09.14 - 12.24 - - 14.09 15.39 - 17.49 - 19.44 - 21.39 - -
Finner (Finner Camp) - - 08.18 09.18 - 12.28 - - 14.13 15.43 - 17.53 - 19.48 - 21.43 - -
Ballyshannon (Opp Bus Station) - - 08.22 09.22 - 12.32 - - 14.17 15.47 - 17.57 - 19.52 - 21.47 - -
Donegal (Abbey Hotel) - - 08.42 09.42 - 12.52 - 13.30 14.37 16.07 - 18.17 - 20.12 - 22.07 - -
Ballybofey (Main Street Butt Hall) - - 09.07 10.07 - 13.17 - 13.55 15.02 16.32 - 18.42 - 20.37 - 22.32 - -
Letterkenny (Port Rd Opp LYIT) - - 09.23 10.23 - 13.33 - 14.13 15.20 16.50 - 19.00 - 20.55 - 22.50 - -
Letterkenny (Bus Station) 06.35 08.10 09.30 10.30 - 13.40 - 14.15 15.25 16.55 - 19.05 - 21.00 - 22.55 - -
Letterkenny (Port Rd LYIT) 06.37 08.12 09.32 10.32 - 13.42 - - 15.27 16.57 - 19.07 - 21.02 - 22.57 - -
Manorcunningham (N13 Northbound) 06.45 08.20 09.40 10.40 - 13.50 - - | 17.05 - 19.15 - 21.10 - 23.05 D - -
Newtowncunningham (Cemetery) 06.55 08.30 09.50 10.50 - 14.00 - - 15.45 17.15 - 19.25 - 21.20 - 23.15 D - -
Killea (Opp Border Stores) 07.04 08.39 09.59 10.59 - 14.09 - - | 17.24 - 19.34 - 21.29 - 23.24 D - -
Derry (Ulsterbus Depot Foyle St) 07.15 08.55 10.10 11.10 - 14.20 - - 16.05 17.35 - 19.45 - 21.40 - 23.35 - -
Derry (Magee Campus Strand Rd) ARR. - 09.00 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
                                       
  SuX       FO   FO   SuX SuX         SuX     FSuO   SuO
Derry (Magee Campus Strand Rd) DEP. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17.30 - - - - -
Derry (Ulsterbus Depot Foyle St) - - - 07.15 - 09.15 - 11.10 13.15 14.15 - - 15.30 16.10 17.35 18.30 20.30 - 21.40 -
Killea (Border Stores) - - - 07.21 - 09.21 - 11.16 13.21 14.21 - - 15.36 16.16 17.41 18.36 20.36 - 21.46 -
Newtowncunningham (Opp Cemetery) - - - 07.30 - 09.30 - 11.25 13.30 14.30 - - 15.45 16.25 17.50 18.45 20.45 - 21.55 -
Manorcunningham (N13 Southbound) - - - 07.40 - 09.40 - 11.35 13.40 14.40 - - 15.55 16.35 18.00 18.55 20.55 - 22.05 -
Letterkenny (Port Rd Opp LYIT) - - - 07.48 - 09.48 - 11.43 13.48 14.48 - - 16.03 16.43 18.08 19.03 21.03 - 22.08 -
Letterkenny (Bus Station) ARR. - - - 07.55 - 09.55 - 11.50 13.55 14.55 - - 16.10 16.50 18.15 19.10 21.10 - 22.15 -
Letterkenny (Bus Station) DEP. - - - 07.55 - 09.55 - 11.50 13.55 15.05 15.05 - 16.10 - - 19.10 21.10 - - 22.15
Letterkenny (Port Rd LYIT) - - - 07.57 - 09.57 - 11.52 13.57 15.07 P 15.07 P - 16.12 - - 19.12 21.12 - - 22.17
Ballybofey (McElhineys) - - - 08.15 - 10.15 - 12.10 14.15 15.25 15.25 - 16.30 - - 19.30 21.30 - - 22.35
Donegal (Abbey Hotel) - 06.25 - 08.40 - 10.40 - 12.40 14.40 15.50 15.50 - 16.55 - - 19.55 21.55 - - 23.00
Ballyshannon (Bus Station) - 06.45 - 09.00 - 11.00 - 13.00 15.00 - - - 17.15 - - 20.15 - - - 23.20
Finner (Opp Finner Camp) - 06.49 - 09.04 - 11.04 - 13.04 15.04 - - - 17.19 - - 20.19 - - - 23.24
Bundoran (East) (Opp Scenic View B&B) - 06.53 - 09.08 - 11.08 - 13.08 15.08 - - - 17.23 - - 20.23 - - - 23.30
Bundoran (West) (Hire And Sell) - 06.55 - 09.10 - 11.10 - 13.10 15.10 - - - 17.25 - - 20.25 - - - 23.32
Tullaghan (Country Kitchens) - 07.00 - 09.15R - | - | | - - - 17.29 - - | - - - |
Cliffoney (Opp Community Centre) - 07.06 - 09.21 - 11.22 - 13.22 15.22 - - - 17.37 - - 20.37 - - - |
Grange (Opp Langs Main Street) - 07.11 - 09.27 - 11.28 - 13.28 15.28 - - - 17.43 - - 20.43 - - - |
Drumcliffe (Opp Round Tower) - 07.18 - 09.36 - 11.37 - 13.37 15.37 - - - 17.52 - - 20.52 - - - |
Sligo (Bus Station) ARR. - 07.30 - 09.50 - 11.50 - 13.50 15.50 - - - 18.05 - - 21.05 - - - 00.05
Sligo (Bus Station) DEP. 06.00 - 08.00 10.00 12.00 12.00 14.00 14.00 16.00 - - 16.00 18.15 - - - - 21.15 - -
Ballisodare (Clancy Grocery) 06.08 - 08.08 10.08 | 12.08 | | 16.08 - - 16.08 | - - - - 21.23 - -
Collooney (Quigley’s) 06.12 - 08.12 10.12 | 12.12 | | 16.12 - - 16.12 | - - - - 21.28 - -
Ballinacarrow (Fallons) 06.20 - 08.20 10.20 | 12.20 | | 16.20 - - 16.20 18.30 - - - - 21.35 - -
Tubbercurry (Wolfe Tone Square) 06.35 - 08.35 10.35 12.30 12.35 14.30 14.30 16.35 - - 16.35 18.45 - - - - 21.50 - -
Curry (Bypass Southbound) 06.40 - 08.40 10.40 12.35 12.40 14.35 14.35 16.40 - - 16.40 18.55 - - - - 21.55 - -
Charlestown (Market Square − Murrays) 06.45 - 08.45 10.45 12.40 12.45 14.40 14.40 16.45 - - 16.45 19.00 - - - - 22.00 - -
Ireland West Airport (Knock) 06.52 D - 08.55 10.55 | 12.55 | 14.50 16.55 - - 16.55 | - - - - | - -
Kilkelly (Opp Jctn Bridge Street) 07.00 - 09.03 11.03 12.50 13.03 14.50 14.58 17.03 - - 17.03 19.10 - - - - 22.10 - -
Knock (Ballyhaunis Road Southbound) 07.10 - 09.13 | | 13.13 | | | - - | 19.20 - - - - | - -
Knock ( Main St Colemans) | - | 11.13 | | | 15.08 17.13 - - 17.13 | - - - - 22.20 - -
Claremorris (Dalton St Leisure Centre) | - | 11.23 | | | 15.18 17.23 - - 17.23 | - - - - 22.30 - -
Castlemacgarrett (Esso Garage) | - | 11.28 13.10 | 15.10 15.23 17.28 - - 17.28 | - - - - 22.35 - -
Ballindine (Main Street Vals) | - | 11.32 13.14 | 15.14 15.27 17.32 - - 17.32 | - - - - 22.39 - -
Milltown (Opp Glynns Hardware) | - | 11.40 13.22 | 15.22 15.35 17.40 - - 17.40 | - - - - 22.47 - -
Ballyhaunis (The Bus Stop Shop) 07.20 - 09.23 | | 13.23 | | | - - | 19.30 - - - - | - -
Cloonfad (Post Office) 07.28 - 09.31 | | 13.31 | | | - - | 19.38 - - - - | - -
Dunmore (Glynns Stores) 07.35 - 09.38 | | 13.38 | | | - - | 19.45 - - - - | - -
Tuam (Galway Rd Opp Topaz Garage) 07.50 D - | | | | | | | - - | | - - - - 22.59 - -
Tuam (Vicar Street Bon Secours) | - 09.55 11.52 | 13.55 | 15.47 17.52 - - 17.52 20.00 - - - - | - -
Claregalway (Opp Cois Chlair) 08.08 - 10.13 12.10 | 14.13 | 16.05 18.10 - - 18.10 20.18 - - - - 23.17 - -
Dublin Rd (Opp GMIT) 08.30 D - 10.35 D 12.33 D | 14.38 D | 16.27 D 18.33 D - - 18.33 D 20.33 D - - - - 23.38 D - -
Galway (Bus Station) ARR. 08.42 - 10.45 12.40 14.15 14.45 16.15 16.35 18.40 - - 18.40 20.40 - - - - 23.45 - -
Newcastle Rd (Opp University Hospital) ARR. 08.50 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Galway (Bus Station) ARR. 09.00 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Key:

P = Pick-up stop only.

D = Drop-off stop only.

R = Request Stop.

M = Note: This service will notcarry passengers from Ballisodare to Sligo.

FO = Operates Friday only.

SuX = Operates Monday to Saturday only − does not operate on Public Holidays.

SuO = Operates Sundays & Public Holidays only.

Please Note:

A change of coach may be necessary at Sligo. See Table 52 for more Galway/Claremorris/Knock services.

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

From Galway to Derry


Depart:
  • Galway (Bus Station) Dur: 5h 20m
  • Dublin Rd (GMIT)
  • Claregalway (Cois Chlair Arches Hotel)
  • TUAM (Vicar Street Florist)
  • Dunmore (Post Office)
  • Cloonfad (Church)
  • Ballyhaunis (Supermacs Main ST)
  • Milltown (Glymns Hardware)
  • Ballindine (Main Street Opps Vals)
  • Castlemacgarrett (Opp Esso Garage)
  • Claremorris (Dalton ST Hair Salon)
  • Knock (Ballyhaunis Rd Northbound)
  • Knock (Main St Opp Colemans)
  • Kilkelly (Jctn Bridge Street)
  • Ireland (West Airport Knock)
  • Charlestown (Market Square - Garveys)
  • Curry (Bypass Northbound)
  • Tubbercurry (Teeling St May Queen)
  • Ballinacarrow (Opp Fallons)
  • Collooney (Opposite Quigley's)
  • Ballisodare (Sally Gardens)
  • Sligo (Bus Station) ARR
  • Sligo (Bus Station) DEP
  • Drumcliffe (N15 Northbound)
  • Grange (Langs Main Street)
  • Cliffoney (Community Centre)
  • Tullaghan (Cross Opp Fuel Station)
  • Bundoran (West) (Playground)
  • BUNDORAN (EAST) (SCENIC VIEW B&B)
  • FINNER (FINNER CAMP)
  • BALLYSHANNON (OPP BUS STATION)
  • DONEGAL (ABBEY HOTEL)
  • BALLYBOFEY (MAIN STREET BUTT HAL)
  • LETTERKENNY (PORT RD OPP LYIT)
  • LETTERKENNY (BUS STATION)
  • Letterkenny (Port Rd Lyit)
  • Manorcunningham (N13 Northbound)
  • Newtowncunningham (Cemetery)
  • Killea (Opp Border Stores)
  • Derry (Ulsterbus Depot Foyle St)
    Arrive:
  • Derry (Magee Campus Strand Rd) ARR

    From Derry to Galway


    Depart:
  • Magee Campus Strand Rd (Derry) DEP Dur: 5h 20m
  • Ulsterbus Depot Foyle St (Derry)
  • Border Stores (Killea)
  • Opp Cemetery (Newtowncunningham)
  • N13 Southbound (Manorcunningham)
  • Port Rd Opp Lyit (Letterkenny)
  • Bus Station (Letterkenny) ARR
  • Bus Station (Letterkenny) DEP
  • Port Rd Lyit (Letterkenny)
  • Mcelhineys (Ballybofey)
  • Abbey Hotel (Donegal)
  • Bus Station (Ballyshannon)
  • Opp Finner Camp (Finner)
  • Opp Scenic View B&B (Bundoran East)
  • Hire And Sell (Bundoran West)
  • Country Kitchens (Tullaghan)
  • Opp Community Centre (Cliffoney)
  • Opp Langs Main Street (Grange)
  • Opp Round Tower (Drumcliffe)
  • Bus Station (Sligo) ARR
  • Bus Station (Sligo) DEP
  • Clancy Grocery (Ballisodare)
  • Quigley’S (Collooney)
  • Fallons (Ballinacarrow)
  • Wolfe Tone Square (Tubbercurry)
  • Bypass Southbound (Curry)
  • Market Square − Murrays (Charlestown)
  • Knock (Ireland West Airport)
  • Opp Jctn Bridge Street (Kilkelly)
  • Ballyhaunis Road Southbound (Knock)
  • Main St Colemans (Knock)
  • Dalton St Leisure Centre (Claremorris)
  • Esso Garage (Castlemacgarrett)
  • Main Street Vals (Ballindine)
  • Opp Glynns Hardware (Milltown)
  • The Bus Stop Shop (Ballyhaunis)
  • Post Office (Cloonfad)
  • Glynns Stores (Dunmore)
  • Galway Rd Opp Topaz Garage (Tuam)
  • Vicar Street Bon Secours (Tuam)
  • Opp Cois Chlair (Claregalway)
  • Opp Gmit (Dublin Rd)
  • Bus Station (Galway) ARR
  • Opp University Hospital (Newcastle Rd) ARR
    Arrive:
  • Bus Station (Galway)