Bus Éireann Revises Cork-Dublin X8 Expressway Service

  • 3hrs 45 mins from city to city
  • 4hrs 10 mins from Cork to Dublin Airport
  • Non-stop from Cashel to Newlands Cross

Following customer feedback, Bus Éireann has revised its Cork city-Dublin city-Dublin Airport X8 Expressway service to provide a city to city journey time of 3 hours 45 minutes. 

The revised X8, which comes into effect from 15 September 2013, will have a journey time of 4 hours 10 minutes from Cork to Dublin Airport, and 3 hours 45 minutes from Cork city to Dublin city. All services will operate to and from Cork via the M8 and there will be no stops between Cashel and Newlands Cross. 

The revised X8 will operate six times a day in each direction. It will serve Cork (Parnell Bus Station), Fermoy, Mitchelstown, Cahir, Cashel, Newlands Cross, Heuston Station, Eden Quay, Busaras and Dublin Airport.
From 15 September 2013, the X8 will operate from Cork at 0800, 1000, 1200, 1400, 1600 and 1800.
From 15 September 2013, the X8 will operate from Dublin Airport at 0730, 0930, 1130, 1330, 1530 and 1730. Services will operate from Busaras at 0800, 1000, 1200, 1400, 1600 and 1800.
From 15 September 2013, the X8 will no longer serve Portlaoise or Urlingford. Bus Éireann continues to provide 12 services a day in each direction from Portlaoise to Dublin city on its Expressway Route 12 and 12X services with 10 of these services in each direction also operating to Dublin Airport. In addition, other rail and coach alternatives are available from Portlaoise.
The National Transport Authority will provide a replacement bus service from Portlaoise to Urlingford and Cashel and is finalising the details of that service.  Customers using the new NTA service could then connect to a range of coach and rail services to and from Dublin city in Portlaoise. 
Bus Éireann would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused by these changes.
New 63-seater coaches will be operating on Route X8 with improved customer facilities including free Wi-Fi, power sockets at selected seats, ISOFIX attachment points for child safety seats, and extra comfort seating.   

“Following customer feedback, we have made these changes to Route X8 to ensure that we continue to meet the customer demand for reduced journey times and services to Dublin Airport by having a limited number of stops and making greater use of the M8,” said Andrew McLindon, PR Manager, Bus Éireann. 

Thursday, 22nd August, 2013