Galway City in detail

Getting Around


Galway's Coca-Cola Zero bike-share scheme ( has 22 stations around town and 195 bikes. For visitors, €3 (with €150 deposit) gets you a three-day pass. Otherwise, the first 30 minutes of each hire is free; up to two hours costs €1.50.

On Yer Bike offers bike hire, sales and repairs.

West Ireland Cycling rents mountain, electric, racing and touring bikes as well as accessories like child trailers, children's seats and panniers. It also organises seven-day, self-guided bike tours throughout the region (€825 including accommodation).


You can walk to almost everything in Galway, including out to Salthill, but you'll also find frequent buses departing from Eyre Sq. For Salthill, take Bus Éireann bus 401 (€2, 15 minutes).

Car & Motorcycle

Parking on Galway's streets is metered. There are several multistory and pay-and-display car parks around town – look out for 24-hour parking deals. Traffic jams can be lengthy during peak hours.


Taxi ranks are located on Eyre Sq, on Bridge St and next to the bus and train stations. Alternatively, order one from City Taxis.