How It Works

General Information

This easy access bus service is designed around the needs of people in Clare. We provide services in areas that would otherwise be without public transport and link you to the National Transport Network wherever possible. Community feedback contributes to the way this service develops.
Our services are designed for everyone, including those who don't have transport of their own or need accessible vehicles.
We all know a bus that passes one mile away from a person's home is no service at all if they don't have the means to get to the bus stop. To make this service a real option for people living in rural areas, most services are flexibly routed. Because the bus can divert when necessary, the routes don't always go directly from A to B and may take longer than a taxi. However your journey is important, so we keep travel time on the bus as efficient as possible and reliably meet our scheduled arrival times.
CLARE BUS PROMOTES ALL PUBLIC TRANSPORT - We prioritise people linking into the National Bus or Rail Network wherever possible
PASS THE WORD ON - KEEP THE BUS STRONG!
YOUR SUPPORT ENSURES THE SERVICE IS HERE TO STAY
IT COULDN'T BE EASIER!
INSTANT REGISTRATION ON THE BUS & THE FIRST JOURNEY IS FREE! 

Nice to know

Nearly 6,200 people have registered with Clare Bus since the first bus went out in 2003, with an increasing number of visitors to the area also making great use of Clare's local bus.
We make every effort to ensure the service remains affordable, easy to use and friendly.
■ Get out and about- meet people on the bus
■ Take a break from increasing fuel costs and parking fees in town, the bus is great value!
■ Public Transport is better for our environment
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL TRANSPORT!
Let your friends know:
■ Clare Bus delivers services throughout the county
■ All bus routes can be seen on our website
■ Ring, text or email to book
■ Register easily on the bus
■ The first journey is free!

Get On The Bus!

■ Clare Bus operate bus services in North, South, East and West Clare and parts of South Galway
■ Reliable services linking in to National Bus & Rail services
■ Anything from a trip to the shops to a day at the sea!
■ Comfortable low floor buses (with a wheelchair-friendly access ramp) provide up to 16 seats for easy travel
■ Infant seats provided for all babies and young children.
■ Luggage storage areas
■ Professional Drivers and dispatchers who go that extra mile to make your journey comfortable and reliable
■ Call us on 061 924 375 and we will help you find the services that work for you

Booking The Bus

Booking hours: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 1 pm
Journeys need to be booked in advance to make sure the bus comes to your area and that there is a seat reserved for you on the bus. Turning up at a regular stop without a booking can lead to disappointment!

It's important that people call the office to cancel their journey if they can't travel, as someone else may need the seat. It also avoids drivers making unnecessary journeys, saving time and diesel.


There are many ways to book: 

- Call 061 924 375
- Text* only service 086 818 81 82
- Email* travel@clarebus.ie
- Leave a message on the 061 924 375 voicemail*
*Text, email and voicemail bookings can only be processed during office hours
■ Bookings are best made the day before travel as same day bookings may not always be possible.
■ Drivers cannot take bookings.

Tickets

You need to have a Ticket before you travel.
■ Tickets can be bought from outlets throughout the County, or online at www.clarebus.ie
■ A list of outlets is available from the office or on our ticket page here
■ Free Travel Pass Holders travel for free, so do not need tickets.


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO TRAVEL? 

Registration*: €10 per annum (under5's Free), as your first journey is free the registration fee is great value for money. 

* Tourists and visitors to the area are not required to register and pay the standard fare at all times.
FARES:
Local travel: €2 each way (e.g. Kilbaha to Kilrush, Scariff to Killaloe, Scariff to Tulla)
Fares into Ennis: 

Zone 1: €3 single (e.g. Tulla to Ennis, Kildysart to Ennis)

Zone 2: €4 single (e.g. Scariff to Ennis,  Miltown Malbay to Ennis, Feakle to Ennis)

Combined fare: €6 (e.g. Scariff to Shannon)
Maximum Fare:     Day Rover €10

Under 19's:     Reduced Fare 

Under 5's:      FREE 

FREE TRAVEL PASS HOLDERS:     FREE
Please call 061 924 375