Bus Éireann - a great start to your Christmas holiday break
Hundreds of thousands of passengers will journey through Irish airports this Christmas – to join family and friends for festive celebrations, or to jet off on winter breaks – and the holiday starts with Bus Éireann services.
Bus Éireann and Expressway services provide the most comprehensive network of services to and from Irish airports, with regular services from across the country to Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport, Cork Airport, Ireland West Airport Knock and Kerry Airport. These offer plenty of options for both inbound visitors and outbound passengers. Customers even travelling from one of the major Airports home should be aware that Bus Éireann and Expressway services offer the most comprehensive network of services around the island of Ireland.
Bus Éireann and Expressway offer 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 to and from Irish airports include:
Dublin Airport – More than 420 daily services from 18 direct routes. 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 Route 20 and X20 both serve Galway - Dublin - Airport - Dublin City from Galway City to Dublin Airport with a journey time of just 2 hours and 50 minutes. From Galway, the X20’s only stops are Loughrea, Ballinasloe and Athlone, and then the service travels 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 14 daily services in total.
Our GoBÉ service operates a fully direct service 96 times a week between Cork city (Parnell Place), Dublin (Busáras) and Dublin Airport, with no stops. The service takes just 3 hours and 15 minutes from Cork city to Dublin Airport and 3 hours from Cork city to Dublin city.
GoBé provides a great option for people wanting to catch flights from Dublin Airport or for those with 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 X1 Expressway Dublin City-Dublin Airport-Belfast service 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. Bus Éireann travel from Dublin Airport to Belfast in just 2 hours and 5 minutes.
Bus Éireann feature four of its newest double-deck type vehicles on 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 0100 service ex Donegal for customers catching early morning flights.
Cork Airport - More than 70 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 Expressway to or from an Irish Airport this Christmas is the most relaxed and cost effective way to go travel. Customers can sit back, relax and enjoy the comfort and convenience of travelling with us without the worry and expense of taxis, tolls or car parking charges. Expressway offers a wide range of direct coach services to and from Dublin, Shannon & IWAK airports."
“Also watch out for our warm “welcome home” from our customer reps at Dublin Airport this festive season , and you might even receive a little gift, if you’ve been good,” said Sean Forde, Expressway Manager, Bus Éireann.
Tuesday, 16th December, 2014