Minister Michael Ring launches Bus Ã‰ireannâ€™s new direct services from Ballina to Dublin Airport
Minister Michael Ring launches Bus Éireann’s new direct services from Ballina to Dublin Airport and Dublin City on its Expressway Route 22 service
- Operating 6 direct services from Ballina to Dublin city and Dublin Airport using the M4 motorway
- Enhanced level of service from Dublin Airport to Mullingar, Longford and Ballina
- Route 22 serves Foxford, Swindford and Charlestown.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring TD has today (Friday, 24 May 2013) launched Bus Éireann’s new direct service from Ballina to Dublin Airport and Dublin city at Ballina Bus Station. The revised Expressway Route 22 commercial service came into operation last October and customers using the service are continuously increasing.
The service operates via the M4 motorway, which results in a more direct service between Ballina and Dublin City/Dublin Airport.
The Expressway Route 22 service provides customers with an improved service between Mayo, Longford, Mullingar, Maynooth and Dublin Airport. All services between Ballina and Dublin City/Dublin Airport operate via the M4 Motorway.
The Route 22 operates between Ballina and Dublincity/Dublin Airport via Foxford, Swinford, Charlestown, Ballaghaderreen, Frenchpark, Ballinagare, Tulsk, Strokestown, Tarmonbarry and Longford. After Longford, the service will travel via Edgeworthstown, Rathowen, Ballinalack, Mullingar (some services) and Maynooth to Dublin city and Dublin Airport.
Speaking today Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring TD said: “This new service came into operation last October and I am pleased to hear that passenger numbers are increasing each week. For tourists coming into Ireland (particularly in the year of The Gathering) this new service provides a direct link between Dublin Airport and the West. There is a wonderful fleet of buses operating on the route 22 service, driven by some great tourism ambassadors – the very friendly and helpful drivers.”
Rory Leahy, Regional Manager North-West, Bus Éireann said: “The Route 22 Expressway service is delivering a better travelling experience for the majority of our regular customers. For the people of Mayo, Longford and Westmeath, it is providing them with a convenient, quick and affordable direct coach service to Dublin city and Dublin Airport.”
The services depart from Ballina Bus Station to Dublin City and Dublin Airport (Monday to Sunday) at 01.00, 06.30, 09.30, 12.30, 15.30 and 17.15. The services depart from Dublin Airport to Balllina (Monday to Sunday) at 07.20, 10.20, 12.30, 15.30, 18.00 and 22.50.
Customers travelling from Ballina to Dublin should be aware that it costs as little as €22 for an adult return ticket travelling from Monday-Thursday or €30 return travelling over the weekend. Family Return tickets are €60 allowing up to 2 adults and 3 children under the age of 16 to travel. Customers purchasing tickets online can get a further 5% saving. There are also special midweek, student, family and child discounts available.
Regular commuting customers are advised that they can make savings of up to 52% on their annual and monthly Bus Éireann ticket with the Taxsaver Commuter Ticket. Customers can also avail of a Weekly (10 journey) Ticket, which is valid for 10 journeys as specified from the date of purchase.
For more details, please visit buseireann.ie or contact your local Bus Éireann travel centre in Ballina on (096) 71800.
Monday, 27th May, 2013