Bus Éireann's Eurolines service goes Batting with Irish Ferries

Irish batsman Kevin O’Brien – who notched up the fastest century ever recorded in world cricket cup history and who shortly takes up duties with Gloucestershire – joined with Bus Éireann’s Eurolines to celebrate the recent appointment of Irish Ferries as the preferred carrier for their daily Dublin – London and Dublin - Leeds services.

The current programme sees two coaches depart each evening from Dublin’s Busarás, travelling via Holyhead and onwards to Leeds and London, the latter including stops in Manchester and Birmingham. Shortly, two additional daily departures, also to Leeds and London, will be introduced to cater for extra summer volumes. 

This increase in frequency is a reflection, in part, of the growing popularity of coach travel – an appeal helped by the luxurious nature of modern coach travel with its faster journey times, low fares to London from EUR36 single, no travel tax, a two-bags no charge luggage allowance and the step-on, step-off hassle-free convenience.

Eurolines is delighted to partner with Irish Ferries to provide our customers with a great value and convenient service to the UK. Customers will not only benefit from a free luggage provision and no travel tax, but will be able to enjoy the excellent facilities on-board one of the most modern fleet on the Irish Sea.” commented Rory Leahy, Eurolines Manager, Bus Éireann.

Last year, the numbers carried by Bus Éireann’s Eurolines services grew by 10 percent, excluding the extra carryings boost that came from ash cloud flight disruptions. 

A daily Cork – London Eurolines service already operates via Irish Ferries Rosslare – Pembroke route.

Irish batsman Kevin O’Brien

Friday, 13th May, 2011