Travel around the Burren

Travel around the Burren

Driving Guide to Ireland
Driving Guide to Ireland

An Irish native or a welcome visitor, it’s important to know how to negotiate Ireland’s roads! To ensure a safe and enjoyable journey, Liberty Insurance have created a Handy Guide to Driving in Ireland.

National Bus Service: Bus Eireann
Bus Eireann

Bus Eireann logoProvides public bus services to the whole of Ireland.
The main bus station in County Clare is in Ennis town (bus and rail share the same station)

 

Bus Routes in the Burren:

Bus Eireann Route 350 timetable: Galway-Kinvarra-Doolin-Cliffs of Moher-Ennis
Stops at Galway, Dublin Rd, Oranmore, Clarenbridge, Kilcolgan, Ballinderreen, Kinvara, New Quay, Bellharbour, Ballyvaughan, Blackhead Lighthouse, Munough Bridge, Fanore Cross, Ballinalacken Castle, Lisdoonvarna, Doolin, Cliffs of Moher, Liscannor, Lahinch, Ennistymon, Corofin Cross, Inagh, O Neills Cross, Fountain Cross, Ennis

Bus Eireann Route 333 timetable: Ennis-Miltown Malbay-Doonbeg
Stops at Ennis, Fountain Cross, Toonagh, Corofin, Kilnaboy, Lemenagh Castle, Kilfenora, Ennistymon, Lahinch, Hanrahans Cross, Rineen School, Miltown Malbay, Spanish Point, Quilty, Craggaknock, Doonbeg.

For more information on timetables visit Bus Eireann Regional Services by County or tel +353 65 6824177

Non-stop BUS service between Dublin Airport and Galway City
Fast non-stop service between Dublin Airport and Galway city

GoBus
For timetable information visit GoBus Routes or tel: +353 91 564600

City Link
For timetable information visit City Link Routes or tel: +353 91 564163

Clare Bus
Clare Bus

Clare Bus logo

Clare Bus is a non-profit company whose been in service since January 2003. It has 8 low floor buses operating throughout Co. Clare. The Bus drivers are trained through the Minibus Drivers Awareness Scheme and CPC. Their services are designed to support communities and increase options at a local level, while opening up access to the National Transport Network.

Calls are taken through the Travel Centre by our dispatchers and sent to the team of drivers operating throughout the County.

Clare Bus is working closely with several agencies including the Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark to further the County Development Plan in the area of accessible public rural and urban transport services through out the County.

Registration

Clare Bus require registration before you use this service. You can either:

  • Call the Travel Centre and your time and pick up point will be given to you.
  • Registration can be arranged on your first journey and if you are a fare-paying passenger you receive your first trip for free!

Visitors to the area register for free and just pay for their first journey.

Annual registration and renewal is €10. You will receive a membership card and service information in the post.

Booking a ticket

Books of twenty €1, €2, €3, €4 and €5 tickets, Weekly & Rover tickets are available to buy on-line via PayPal or by post from our Travel Centre or from the following outlets:

Spar Shop – Ballyvaughan
Ballvaughan Service Station/Post Office – Ballyvaughan
McGrath’s Xpress Stop – Connolly
O’Callaghans Shop “Daybreak” – Corrofin
Conways Shop – Ennistymon
Fitzpatrick’s Supervalu – Ennistymon
Craggagh Post Office – Fanore
Howley’s Shop – Kilfenora
O’Gormans Shop – Kilfenora
Spar Shop – Lisdoonvarna
Jordans Shop – Lisdoonvarna

Contact Details

+353 61 924 375 / 1890 687 287
Monday – Friday 9am to 5 pm

Email: ourbus@catconnects.ie

The National Park Bus
The Burren National Park Bus

This is a FREE bus service from Corrofin to the Trail heads of each walk in the Burren National Park.
The bus runs daily from May to August. Please contact +353 1 8882000 for more information on the availability of the bus.

Download PDF: Burren National Park Bus Route

Train Information
Train Information

The main train station in County Clare is in Ennis town which offers daily services to Limerick, Cork, Dublin and Galway (bus and rail share the same station)
Tel: +353 65 6840444
Visit Irish Rail for timetables, stations and bookings

Electric Car Charging
Electric Car Charging

ESB have installed electric car charging facilities across Ireland.
For more in formation visit ESB ecars

ESB e-car charging map

This map is not active. To view the active map please visit ESB website Map of electric car charging points

Electric Car charging points in the Burren

It is advisable to ring in advance to check the point is working

BallyvaughanGregans Castle Hotel +353 65 7077005 – GPS: N 53 04.608, W 9 11.057
DoolinDoolin Caravan and Camping Park +353 65 7074458 – GPS: N 53 00.974,  W 9 24.093
DoolinHotel Doolin +353 65 7074111 – GPS: N 53 00.980, W 9 22.591
DoolinSeaview House +353 87 2679617 – GPS: N 53 00.736, W 9 23.090
DoolinStonecutters Kitchen, Cliffs of Moher Road +353 87 283 7118 – GPS: N 52 59.552, W 9 24.144
KilfenoraBoghill Centre +353 65 7074644 – GPS: N 53 00.962, W 9 15.163
Kilshanny Kilshanny House +353 65 7071660  – GPS: N 52 58.909, W 9 17.895
Lahinch – Car Park off Miltown Malby Road – GPS: N 52 55.772, W 9 20.778
LisdoonvarnaHydro Hotel +353 65 707 4005 – GPS: N 53 01.600, W 9 17.424

Cycle hire, Tours & luggage drop
Clare: Cycle hire, Tours & luggage drop
Burren Fine Wine and Foods, Ballyvaughan
John +353 86 3412 875 or Cathleen +353 87 7633 241 ~ info@burrenwine.ie ~ www.burrenwine.ie

E-whizz – Electric Bike Hire
+353 87 6277000 ~ info@e-whizz.com ~ www.e-whizz.com

Hire Only

Ennis: Tierney Cycles and Fishing and Hobbies
+353 (0)65 6829433 ~ enniscycles@eircom.net

Galway: Bikes for hire
+353 65 91 525007 ~ alan@bikehireireland.com ~ www.bikehireireland.com

Galway: West Cycling Ireland
+353 91 588 830 ~ +353 86 385 4822 ~ info@westirelandcycling.com ~ www.westirelandcycling.com

Ferries

Ferries to and from the Aran Islands

Doolin2Aran Ferries
+353 65 707 5949 ~ info@doolin2aranferries.ie

Doolin Ferries
+353 65 707 4455 ~ info@doolinferries.com

O’Brienline Doolin Ferry
+353 65 707 5555 ~ info@obrienline.com

From Tarbert to Killimer

Shannon Ferries
+353 65 9053124 ~ enquiries@shannonferries.com

Journey Planners
National Journey Planner

All transport: visit National Journey Planner. Including trains, buses and cycling route planner.
Download the National Journey Planner App for iPhone or Android

By car only: Discover Ireland have a tool that will give you full directions from a starting point and a destination point visit My Discover Ireland Planner

Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark App

All local transport information: The Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark App
Download the app for iPhone or Android

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