Get direct to Electric Picnic on Bus Éireann coaches from Dublin, Cork and Galway

Travel to Electric Picnic with Bus Éireann

The boutique music and arts festival of the year is back once again, with Stradbally set to host 55,000 revellers at next week’s Electric Picnic.

The fun and frolics will kick off on Friday, 2 September next and the festival experience can begin once you board our buses direct to the heart of the action.

With regular services running through the weekend, festival goers can forget about driving and parking, and travel direct to the site.


Services from Dublin depart from Custom House Quay on Friday, 2 September from 07.30 until 18.00, every 30 minutes. 

On Saturday, 3 September and Sunday, 4 September, there will be hourly departures to Stradbally between 10.00 and 13.00. 

Return services to Custom House Quay depart from Stradbally hourly between 23.00 and 01.00 on Saturday, 2 September.

On Sunday, there are return services to Dublin from 20.30 to 02.00, every 30 minutes. 

On Monday, there are return services to Dublin from 05.00 to 13.30, every 30 minutes

Return tickets can be purchased online for €23 at or on the day of service for €25. Advance booking is recommended.  


Special buses will depart from Parnell Place bus station, Cork at 08.00 on Friday, 2 September next and these will service Fermoy, Mitchelstown and Cahir. This service is scheduled to reach Stradbally Hall at 10.45. 

The return service will depart from Stradbally at 12.00 on Monday, September arriving in Parnell Place, Cork at 14.25. 

Return tickets cost €40 and must be purchased in advance from Cork bus station.  A limited number of seats are available.


A third service will operate from Galway to Stradbally to facilitate festival-goers from the west. 

This will depart from Galway bus station in Eyre Square at 12.00 on Friday, 2 September and is scheduled to arrive in Stradbally at 15.00. 

A return service to Galway will depart from Stradbally Hall at 10.00 on Monday, 5 September and will arrive back to Galway at 13.00.  Tickets must be purchased in advance from Galway bus station, and there are a limited number of seats available. 

Sustainability is very much part of the ethos of Electric Picnic, and Bus Éireann are one of the official bus partners, minimising travel impact to the festival.

Our customers will also be dropped at a very accessible point, from which they can enter the festival site, without having to worry about traffic jams and carrying camping gear from car parks. 

"Electric Picnic is a very popular festival and we are delighted to be able to provide a hassle free way to get there, from three locations around the country," said Nicola Cooke, Bus Éireann Media and PR Manager.

"We advise all intending passengers from Dublin to book online if possible.  Those travelling from Cork and Galway should purchase in advance over the next week.  After that, all you need to do is put your wellies up and plan your Picnic.”

Wednesday, 24th August, 2016