Expressway Route 4: Ready for A Great Summer

Bus Éireann’s commercial Expressway coach travel operates the largest commercial inter-regional coach service in the country. Expressway has 14 routes nationwide and operates 270 daily departures serving more than 80 towns across the island of Ireland.

  • Expressway Route 4 offers 14 daily services from Carlow to Dublin Airport

  • Dublin Airport is ready to delight more than 10 million passengers this summer

Carlow holidaymakers travelling to Dublin Airport this summer are being encouraged to ditch their cars and opt for coach travel, with Expressway Route 4 offering 14 services from Waterford via Carlow to Dublin Airport. 

With services from Carlow to Dublin Airport departing as early as 06:00, Expressway takes the stress out of travelling to the Airport by using the Route 4 (Waterford to Dublin Airport) service.

Expressway services operate seven services per day from Carlow to Dublin Airport, operating at 06:00, 07:59, 10:14, 11:56, 13:56, 15:56, 19:16 and 21:05. From Dublin Airport to Carlow, return services operate at 09:00, 10:50, 13:05, 15:05, 17:30, 19:15 and 22:15.

There are early bird online return fares from as little as €29:50 for adults while those aged 19-25 can avail of the Young Adult return fares of €18.80. Customers also have the option to buy a ten-journey ticket, which has been reduced from €51 to €32 so there hasn’t been a better time to travel with Expressway.

This year Dublin Airport expects more than 10 million passengers between May and August.  As we approach a busy summer period, we would advise customers to book a seat online at to avoid disappointment and benefit from a guaranteed seat on their preferred service and a notification in the event of a service change.

Andrew Yates, Head of Expressway said: “Coach travel is a great option for Carlow holidaymakers travelling to Dublin Airport as we take the stress out of travelling, while you sit back, relax onboard and avoid expensive car parking and toll charges and we take you direct to Dublin Airport”.

Eileen O’Rourke, Chief Executive Officer with Carlow Tourism said: “Over the summer months, Carlow Tourism stands ready to extend a warm welcome to visitors, offering unforgettable experiences and exceptional hospitality in Carlow.”

All of Expressway’s Route 4 services drop-off right outside the front door of Terminal 2 and all return services depart from Zone 13, Stop 10 on the Atrium Road. If your travel plans change you can always amend your ticket online and you can stay up to date, tracking your bus by using Expressway’s Real Time Passenger Information service at:

Tuesday, 28th May, 2024