Bus Éireann Operating over 700 Daily Services to and from Irish Airports

Holidaymakers can save money and reduce stress even before they take-off with Bus Éireann’s hundreds of daily services from around the country to Ireland’s major airports.

With the year of the Gathering, anyone visiting Ireland this summer should be aware that Bus Éireann provides the most comprehensive network of services to Irish airports with regular services from across the country to Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport, Cork Airport, Ireland West Airport Knock and Kerry Airport.

Bus Éireann offers a range of direct routes to the airports from a wide range of locations, as well as connecting services from around the country via its integrated national network.

The following services are available to and from Irish airports:

Dublin Airport – More than 420 daily services from 18 direct routes or connections from Busáras via Dublin Bus Airlink. These include late night and early morning services to and from destinations such as Galway, Belfast, Donegal, Waterford and Derry.

Services to Dublin Airport include:

The X20 Galway-Dublin Airport-Dublin city provides the fastest coach service from Galway city to Dublin Airport with a journey time of just 2 hours and 50 minutes. From Galway, the X20 serves only Loughrea, Ballinasloe and Athlone, and then goes direct from Athlone to Dublin Airport and Dublin city via the M6 motorway. From Athlone to Dublin Airport the journey time is just 1 hour 20 minutes. It has 13 daily services.

In September 2012, Irish transport providers Bus Éireann and GoBus introduced the GoBé service which operates 126 times a week between Cork city (Parnell Place), Dublin (Busáras) and Dublin Airport. There are no stops in-between. The service takes just 3 hours and 20 minutes from Cork city to Dublin Airport and 3 hours from Cork city to Dublin city.

With early morning services from Cork starting daily at 02.30, 04.30 and 06.30, GoBé provides a great option for people wanting to make early flights from Dublin Airport or business meetings in the capital. With high comfort coaches equipped with free Wi-Fi, toilets and extra legroom, customers can arrive to their destination relaxed and refreshed.

The Route 1 Expressway Dublin city-Dublin Airport-Belfast service, which is the only 24 hour inter-regional service on the island and has a journey time of 2 hours and 25 minutes. Departing from Dublin city, the service operates via Dublin Airport and then goes on the N1 motorway serving Newry, Banbridge Spucefield and Belfast.

Last year, Bus Éireann added four new double-deck vehicles to its Dublin city-Dublin Airport-Belfast service. All double-deck coaches are equipped with free Wi-Fi and selected seats have power sockets and ISOFIX attachment points for child safety making it easier for families to travel.

Route 30 Expressway Donegal-Dublin Airport-Dublin city, operates to and from Donegal to Dublin Airport/Dublin city via Ballyshannon, Belleek, Enniskillen, Bellanaleck, Derrylin, Belturbet, Butlersbride, Cavan, Virginia and then non-stop to Dublin. This service includes a 1am service ex Donegal for customers catching early morning flights.

Cork Airport – More than 100 daily services including a frequent direct coach service between Cork Airport and Cork city centre (Parnell Place), which can be used to connect to the integrated network to travel to the rest of Cork and country.  Bus Éireann’s bus service to Cork Airport (Route 226/226A) operates to/from Cork Airport via the South Link Road and serves Kent Railway Station.

Shannon Airport – More than 130 daily services with all services on the Galway/Limerick/Cork corridor passing through the Airport. Customers can also avail of frequent services between Shannon Airport and Ennis or the direct 343 coach service between Shannon Airport and Limerick city.

Ireland West Airport Knock – 24 services a day to the Airport – 14 daily services. Ireland West Knock has direct connections to Galway and Sligo, where customers can also avail of the Bus Éireann integrated network.

Kerry Airport – 20 services a day to Kerry Airport from locations such as Tralee, Killarney, Cork, Waterford, Rosslare Harbour, Limerick and Castleisland. Customers can connect to the company’s entire integrated network at Cork and Limerick bus stations.

“Travelling by Bus Éireann to or from an Irish Airport is the most cost effective way to begin or end your holiday this summer. Customers can sit back, relax and enjoy the comfort and convenience of travelling without the worry and hassle of toll charges, car parking fees, expensive fuel costs or the need for overnight hotel accommodation. Bus Éireann offers a wide range of either direct or connecting services to all Irish Airports, and with our high-quality vehicles we want to encourage people to see the benefits of using the bus,” said Andrew McLindon, PR and Media Manager, Bus Éireann.

Monday, 1st July, 2013