About GoBus

About Us

GoBus is Ireland’s innovative, intercity luxury coach service with fast, flexible and reliable routes that keep our customers on-the-move in comfort and style. With up to 20 daily return services for as little as €13 one way, we pride ourselves offering the very best in comfort and safety onboard our state-of-the-art fleet of Volvo coaches. Our passengers enjoy the ultimate coach experience with air conditioning, reclining seats, free WIFI, on-board charging facilities for phones and laptops, toilet facilities and CCTV aboard one of the youngest coach fleets on Irish roads today.

Established in Galway in 2009, GoBus is locally owned and operated by Jim Burke and his family. Jim, a former EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, is joined by his sons Dara in the role of Transport Manager and Donal as Fleet Engineer. They are supported by a highly experienced and service-oriented team of coach drivers and customer experience professionals to deliver the award-winning coach experience intercity commuters enjoy and trust.

GoBus prides itself on offering flexibility, choice and personal service to our customers, striving to offer the best in comfort and safety on-board our Volvo 9700 coaches. This is evident in our 3 million fleet upgrade with the arrival of 10 new 171 Volvo coaches which has ensured that GoBus maintains one of the youngest fleets on Irish roads today.

This of course allows commuters the ultimate travel experience with air conditioning, on-board toilet facilities, reclinable seats, access to power sockets and free WIFI for all mobile devices.

Award-winning service

GoBus is proud to have achieved local and national recognition for its commitment to customer experience, safety and innovation with the following awards:
  • Intercity Coach of the Year 2020
  • Social Media Awards – Winner 2019
  • Best of Galway Awards – Finalist 2018
  • EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist 2017
  • Galway Chamber – Best Customer Service Winner 2017
  • Winner of the Best Service Provider in the Best of Galway Awards – 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013
  • Best of Galway Awards – Overall Winner 2017
  • ILTA Passenger Transport Company of the Year – Finalist 2017
  • Intercity Coach Operator of the Year 2016

Commitment to safety

GoBus is renowned for its robust safety culture which is underpinned by continuous investment in a top-of-the-line fleet, the latest safety equipment, ongoing training and stringent hygiene practices.

We continue to invest in our modern fleet of Volvo 9700 coaches every year – compared to an industry average of every six and a half years – which ensures the latest technology and comforts to passengers and essential support systems to our drivers. Each of our coaches now includes Volvo’s Driver Support System (DSS) as standard includes AEBS (forward collision warning and advanced emergency braking systems), LKS (lane keeping support) and ACC (adaptive cruise control). Always first to break new ground in driver and passenger safety innovations, GoBus was proud to be part of the DSS testing process while the system was under development. In addition, all our drivers undergo continuous training to maintain a high degree of professional competency.

Now more than ever, hygiene is especially important and GoBus takes every precaution to ensure a safe and sanitary environment for its passengers. Read our COVID-19 policy here.