Bus Éireann urges customer support for improved Expressway Route 21

  • Lower fares available on Route 21 during August &September
  • Westport to Knock only €16 return, Athlone to Roscommon €13 return
  • Customers receive a further 5% discount if they book online
  • Expressway Route 21. Use it. Don’t lose it

Bus Éireann has announced an improved service on its Expressway Route 21, Westport/Knock/Roscommon/Athlone IT/Dublin city/Dublin Airport coach service. The extended route now serves Athlone IT, and connections are also available at Athlone Bus Station to/from Dublin Airport and Dublin City.

From now until the end of September next, fares have been significantly reduced, as part of a promotional campaign to travel on this route.

Route 21 is a commercial service that receives no State funding and, as such, must be commercially viable. This is why Bus Éireann is encouraging our loyal customers – and incentivising new ones - to support the service and guarantee its future and growth. A further review of Route 21 is planned for this December, at which time services may be withdrawn or reduced, if the performance has not improved.

The fares for both long and short trips are have been cut and are represent real value. Trips from Ballyhaunis to Westport and Westport to Knock are only €16 for an adult day return until the end of next September. Child day return tickets have also been reduced - including Ballyhaunis to Castlebar - for €8 child day return and the same fare applies to the Ballinlough to Balla service. 

Customers travelling from Roscommon to Athlone can avail of fares from as little as €13 for an adult day return, and €9.50 for a child day return. Customers travelling to Knock and Castlerea can avail of better day trip options now, through a revised timetable for this service. There are plenty more options to choose from on our website at www.buseireann.ie. Free Travel Pass holders can also use the service.

“We are urging customers to support us and use this route. It is great service travelling from the North-West of the country to the East region. Customers can enjoy the comfort and convenience of travelling by superior coaches without the worry and hassle of toll charges, parking fees and fuel costs. With our low fares and high-quality fleet customers can sit back, relax, use Wi-Fi and enjoy being driven to their destination,” said Rory Leahy, Regional Manager, North-West, Bus Éireann.

Details of the improved Route 21 service can be found at www.buseireann.ie or by contacting your local Bus Éireann office.

Wednesday, 6th August, 2014