Travel to the capital over the festive season with Bus Éireann

As we head into the festive season, Bus Éireann is advising customers who are planning on travelling between Mullingar and Dublin city to leave the car at home and travel by bus instead. During the festive season Dublin city experiences a huge increase in traffic which can lead to driver frustration and traffic congestion. For customers wishing to avoid the traffic rush, Bus Éireann is encouraging to plan ahead and take the coach.

Customers should be aware that there are special midweek, student, family and child discounts available.

Customers should note that there are direct services from Mullingar to Dublin city on the Route 23 and Route 22. Services depart Mullingar to Dublin city at 03:05; 03:30; 08:35; 10:15; 14:25; 17:40, 20:45 and 21:15. The service departs from Dublin city to Mullingar at 07:00; 08:00; 10:00; 11:00; 14:00; 17:30; 20:00 and 23:00 (Mon-Sat).

The Route 23 and Route 22 also provide direct services from Mullingar to Dublin Airport which is ideal for relatives and friends coming home for Christmas. The service arrives and departs from Mullingar to Dublin Airport and return 11 times a day providing an excellent value for money alternative so that customers can avoid petrol prices, toll charges and car parking fees.

Relatives and friends travelling from Mullingar to Dublin Airport should note that the services depart at 03:05; 03:30 08:35; 10:15; 14:25 and 17:40. The service departs from Dublin Airport to Mullingar at 08:20; 11:20; 14:20; 17:50; 20:20 and 23:20 (Mon-Sat).

“Travelling by bus is the most cost effective way for customers to do their Christmas shopping this year by sitting back, relaxing and enjoying getting to their destination,” said Rory Leahy, Regional Manager, North-West, Bus Éireann.

Buying your ticket couldn’t be easier, purchase from your local travel centre, from your local bus driver or online at

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

Friday, 14th December, 2012