Service Update

Sunday evening services are back!

Depart Tuam 19:10

Depart Galway 21:10

NOTICE – GMIT Service will not operate from 31st June 2021 – September – College term

Click HERE to see Timetables


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* This service operates to NUIG and UCHG each morning

** This service operates only to GMIT during college term.

NOTE: On occassions when funeral masses occur at the Cathedral Grounds, the bus may depart from outside
the Community Centre opposite the Cathedral.


Frequent Reliable Service

Luxury Coaches

Reclining Seats

Luggage space

Friendly helpful staff

We provide a daily bus service from North Galway and South Mayo to and from Galway City. Please take
a look at the map below to see our bus stops and you can view the departure timetable for each of
these bus stop locations by clicking on the map.


Pick up points between Tuam and Galway City

Tuam (Cathedral) – Galway Road (Corrib Oil) – Gilmartin Road – Killaloonty (Topaz) – MG Business Park – N17 Business Park – Cloonfush – Cloonmore – Claretuam – Caherhugh – Rusheens – Moneen – Caherlea – Cummer – Corofin Cross – Tavanaghmore – Anbally – Currandrum – Corbally North & South – Knockdoe – Bawnmore – Knockdoemore – Roscommon Road – Loughgeorge – Claregalway – Cregboy – Cloone – Cloonacuneen – Mc Hughs Pub – Parkmore Road – Ballybrit – Mervue – Wellpark – Eyre Square Galway

Pick up points between Ballinrobe and Galway City:

Ballinrobe – Kilmaine – Shrule – Wakefield Cross – Horsevally – Ballyfruit – Gortnamona – Headford (The Square) – Headford (Opp. Joyces) – Cloughanover – Mausreavagh – Luimneach – Morans Cross – Flahertys Cross – Grange – Corrandulla Cross – Cloonboo – Ballindooley – Eyre Square Galway



We offer a private bus hire service to and from anywhere in Ireland at competitive prices for the following types of events

  • Leisure Tours
  • School Tours
  • Weddings
  • Golfing
  • Swimming
  • Racing
  • Matches – GAA, soccer and rugby matches for teams and supporters
  • Airport Transfers – We are close to Ireland West Airport Knock and Shannon International Airport
  • National Schools, Secondary and Third Level transport Services.
  • Corporate travel and hospitality
  • Theatres and Restaurants

We have a range of buses varying from 14 to 55 seats available for private hire.

All of our buses are modern and well-equipped so you can relax while we take you to your destination.

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Executive Coaches – 57 seats

Iveco Turas

Executive Coaches – 29 seats


Burkesbus Tickets

Your ticket is a record of our agreement to carry you or to arrange for your carriage. The Company will not replace lost, mislaid or stolen tickets. You will be required to purchase a new standard fare ticket to enable you to travel. Your ticket is non-transferable and may only be used for whom it has been bought.You must travel with a valid ticket. If a ticket is spoiled or tampered with, it will be invalidated.

Day Return Tickets

Are valid for one outward journey on date of issue, and for return journey on the same day.

Open Return Tickets

Open returns are flexible tickets. An Open return ticket is not valid on two journeys in the one direction. The ticket is valid from the date of departure printed on the ticket, and you need to make your return journey by the date specified. Tickets are valid for 7 days including the date of issue.

Children fares

Child fares as shown in the fare tables are applicable to those between 2 years and 10 years of age. All children aged 10 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children aged two years and under may travel free when not occupying a seat and they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Children aged ten years and under:

Children aged ten years and under cannot travel alone on any Burke Bros (Coaches) Ltd. service. They MUST travel with a parent or guardian, except when travelling with other children to and from school.

Post primary school student fares:

Children aged ten years and under cannot travel alone on any Burke Bros (Coaches) Ltd. service. They MUST travel with a parent or guardian, except when travelling with other children to and from school.

Free Travel Passes:

If you qualify for free travel, you must carry your pass with you when using Burke Bros. (Coaches) Ltd. Free travel passes are non-transferrable and can only be used by the named person. Passengers presenting a Free Travel Pass are required to have PHOTO ID eg. Driver Licence, Passport etc.

A Free Travel Pass may be confiscated if there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that the pass is being misused.

The Tax Saver scheme:

Burke Bros (Coaches) Ltd. Tax Saver Ticket only applicable to annual tickets.

Seat Belts:

You are required by law, to wear the seatbelt provided at all times whilst seated.

Smoking / Littering:

Electronic cigarettes: the use of electronic cigarettes or any smoking devices is not permitted on our services.

Smoking and littering is prohibited aboard the bus.

Alcohol / Drugs:

Burke Bros. (Coaches) Ltd. reserves the right to refuse to transport a person

a) Under the influence of alcohol or drugs,

b) Who is incapable of taking care of him/herself (this does not apply to persons who are accompanied by an attendant or nurse),

c) Whose conduct is such or likely to be such as to make him or her objectionable to other passengers or prospective passengers,

d) Who refuses to comply with any lawful rule or regulation. Such persons may be removed from the bus at such place along the route as the driver may select. Burke Bros. (Coaches) Ltd. shall not issue any compensation for passengers removed en route.

Luggage/Lost Property:

All luggage must be labelled and is carried at owners risk. Medication, money, travel/identity documents and other valuable items must not be carried in luggage but should be carried on the person at all times.Burke Bros. (Coaches) Ltd. cannot take responsibility for forgotten, lost, damaged, or stolen property during the bus loading/unloading period. If you find any property of any other person on any coach, you must hand it over to the driver. Please note all lost property items are only held for 30 days.

Make sure you are on the correct service:

You are responsible for boarding and getting off the service at the correct destination.


Burke Bros. (Coaches) Ltd. will not be liable for delays caused by accidents, breakdowns, road conditions, weather and other conditions beyond its control. Burke Bros.(Coaches) Ltd. does not guarantee to arrive at or depart from any point as a specific time.

Dogs and other animals:

Guide dogs accompanying passengers who hold a Registered Blind Persons Pass are carried free of charge on Burke Bros. (Coaches) Ltd. services. Apart from the foregoing exception, dogs, cats or any other animals or live fowl of any description WILL NOT be carried.

Effect of late arrival:

Burke Bros. (Coaches) Ltd. shall not be liable to a passenger if s/he misses any service as a result of his/her late arrival, and shall not be obliged to hold up any service to wait for him/her, if passenger misses a service.


Timetable/Fares subject to change without notice, check website regulary for updates.

Passenger Seating:

Please note that the company does not guarantee a seat in the Companys buses or coaches on a paticular service. If a bus full sign is displayed, you may have to wait for the next available departure time on the schedule timetable.

Terms & Conditions of website:

Burke Bros. (Coaches) Ltd. makes every effort to ensure that all information on this site is correct at time of publication and is kept up to date. However, we cannot guarantee that all information detailed is current or completely accurate. All information on this website is copy right of Burke Bros. (Coaches) Ltd.


    Claretuam, Tuam, Co. Galway,

    (093) 55416

    Mon – Fri: 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

    1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m