Christmas shopping in the capital is a breeze this festive season with Bus Éireann

As we head into the festive season, Bus Éireann is encouraging shoppers heading from Limerick to Dublin to leave the car at home and travel by bus instead. During the Christmas season parking at some of Dublin’s largest shopping centres can lead to driver frustration and traffic congestion.

Customers should note that the Route 12 service provides early morning departure times from Limerick city into the capital. This service will be very convenient for customers wishing to do some Christmas shopping and offers more choice and availability providing customers with a faster, more convenient service from Limerick to Dublin Airport and Dublin city.

Customers can depart Limerick as early as 2.30am to travel to Dublin Airport and 5.30am hrs to travel to Dublin city centre. The Route 12 service is also ideal for customers planning on travelling to Dublin Airport over the Christmas period with more direct services between Dublin Airport and Limerick.

The Route 12 provides customers with the choice of 5 additional services to Dublin Airport from Limerick and 6 return services available from Dublin Airport every day. This service from Limerick operates via, Nenagh, Roscrea, Mountrath and nonstop from Portlaoise to Dublin Airport.

The service from Dublin Airport and Dublin city operates via Portlaoise, Mountrath, Roscrea and Nenagh to Limerick. This service also operates to the Luas Red Cow Stop allowing customers to access the Luas Red Line.

“Customers can easily travel between Limerick and Dublin Airport and Dublin city without having to worry about car parking costs, fuel prices or toll charges. It’s a great opportunity for people who have yet to try Bus Éireann services, to jump on board and see just how easy it is to travel by bus. It is the most cost effective way for you to do your Christmas shopping by sitting back, relaxing and enjoying the journey,” said Miriam Flynn, Regional Manager, South-West, Bus Éireann.

Christmas is not just about shopping; there is a wide range of events taking place across Limerick and the country. All you have to do is hop on a bus and you will be there.

Sunday, 27th November, 2011