Journeys to and from the Aran Islands
If you hold a Free Travel Card and you live permanently on any of the Aran Islands, you may travel for free on Aer Arann services between the islands and Galway city. Aer Arann operates an airline service between the Aran Islands and Aerphort Chonamara at Indreabhan, Co. Galway and also provides a shuttle bus service between Aerphort Chonamara and Galway city.
If you are married, in a civil partnership or cohabiting and hold the correct type of Free Travel Card, your spouse, civil partner or cohabitant may join you for free. If you hold a Free Travel Companion Card, any one person, aged 16 or over, may join you, free of charge.
You can use the Free Travel Card for up to 12 single journeys (or up to 6 return journeys) between the Aran Islands and Galway city each year. You may make unlimited extra journeys at a special reduced rate.
If you hold a Free Travel Card and you live on the mainland, you may travel on Aer Arann’s airline and bus services between Galway city and the Aran Islands at a special reduced rate. Your spouse, civil partner, cohabitant or a companion may join you and also avail of the special reduced rate.
Journeys to and from Tory Island
If you hold a Free Travel Card and you live permanently on Tory Island, Co. Donegal, you can travel free of charge on the helicopter service between the island and Falcarragh on the mainland.
You can use the Free Travel Card for 8 single journeys (or up to 4 return journeys) each year. Your spouse, civil partner, cohabitant or a companion may join you, free of charge.