Travel to Belfast over the festive season with Bus Éireann

During the festive season, cities all over the country will experience a huge increase in traffic, with parking being particularly challenging. Take the headache of traffic congestion out of the equation and instead relax and enjoy your Christmas shopping, while saving money in comfort and style while travelling on the coach instead.

Bus Éireann’s X1 Expressway coach service has a journey time of only 2 hours and 25 minutes. Travelling by Bus Éireann means that families don’t have to worry about driving early in the morning or late in the evening or about fuel costs, parking or toll charges.

The service operates from Dublin city centre direct to Dublin Airport and then travel on the M1 motorway serving Newry, Banbridge, Sprucefield and Belfast.

Customers should be aware that our coaches depart from Dublin (Busáras) to Belfast at 01.00, 03.00, 05.00 and every hour until 20.00 and then at 22.00 and 23.00. Return coaches from Belfast (Europa Bus Centre) to Dublin depart at 01:00, 03.00, 05.00 and every hour until 21.00 and then at 23.00.

Bus Éireann has a variety of coaches on this route including four top of the range double-deck coaches providing customers with tables, charging points and 20% extra legroom. 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. All coaches are wheelchair accessible and meet the highest EU emission standards.

“Travelling on the X1 is the most cost effective way for customers to do their Christmas shopping by sitting back, relaxing, enjoying and getting to their destination in plenty of time,” said Joe Kenny, Regional Manager, East, Bus Éireann.
Christmas is not just about shopping; there is a wide range of events taking place. All you have to do is hop on our luxury coach and you will be there.

For more information about timetables and Christmas schedules, please check out our website

Wednesday, 10th December, 2014