Bus Éireann News

Bus Éireann reports a return to pre-Covid passenger levels

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, has announced a strong return to pre-Covid passenger levels, achieving 89.5 million passenger journeys for the full year in 2022, despite some pandemic impact in the first two months of the year. In 2021, passenger journeys were 57.5 million.

Wednesday, 28th December, 2022


Bus Éireann announces Christmas and New Year Timetables

With the Christmas period fast approaching, Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, is advising customers to note changes to normal schedules and with demand expected to be high, to book in advance to guarantee a seat on their preferred Expressway intercity service.

Friday, 16th December, 2022


Christmas coach travel to Ireland returns for first time since 2019

Irish people travelling home from the UK for Christmas can avoid airport queues, as well as lower their carbon footprint and save money, by travelling on the Expressway Eurolines route from London and Birmingham to Dublin city centre. Expressway Eurolines is operated by Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company.

Thursday, 15th December, 2022


Smart Ticketing trial for almost 400 pupils using school transport services in Kells, Co. Meath

School Transport is a significant operation managed by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department of Education transporting over 148,000 students each school day. The Department of Education in conjunction with Bus Éireann has recently launched a smart ticketing initiative to improve customer experience for pupils and parents using Bus Éireann school transport services. The trial will run until the end of December.

Wednesday, 7th December, 2022


Bus Éireann announces new and improved services in County Cavan

Passengers travelling from Cavan to Athlone are benefitting from significantly enhanced services and timetables on Route 466 operated by Bus Éireann on behalf of the National Transport Authority. The enhanced Route 466 now includes six daily services between Cavan and Athlone including peak time services for commuters. The new services operate seven days a week and includes improved options for connecting with Irish Rail services at Longford and Athlone.

Tuesday, 6th December, 2022


72% of 19-23 year olds say they use public transport more now than three years ago

72 per cent of young adults say that they are using public transport more now than three years ago, according to an Expressway survey conducted among 19-23 year-olds outside of Dublin. This is a significant increase in the number of young people choosing public transport over private cars. Expressway is Bus Éireann’s commercial intercity service, the largest in the country with 14 national routes.

Tuesday, 6th December, 2022


Bus Éireann launches “Fill-A-Bus” for Mid West Simon Christmas Appeal in Limerick

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company is partnering with Mid West Simon in appealing for contributions for the vulnerable, homeless and those at risk of homelessness in Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary. On Thursday, 8 December Bus Éireann will reserve a bus in Colbert bus station, Parnell Street from 11am to 2pm hoping to fill it from top to bottom with donations from the public.

Tuesday, 6th December, 2022


Bus Éireann announces improved services and times in County Tipperary

Passengers travelling from Cashel to Limerick are benefitting from significantly enhanced services and timetables on Route 332 operated by Bus Éireann on behalf of the National Transport Authority. The enhanced Route 332 now links Cashel with Limerick City for the first time while other improvements include a trebling of services, additional stops in Limerick City as well as an evening service departing Limerick at 20.00pm. Tipperary students are also benefitting from a direct service from Cashel to the University of Limerick.

Thursday, 1st December, 2022


Bus Éireann announces improved services and times in County Cork

Passengers travelling from Mitchelstown to Limerick are benefitting from significantly enhanced services and timetables on Route 328 operated by Bus Éireann on behalf of the National Transport Authority. The enhanced Route 328 now includes improved options for connecting with Irish Rail services as well as local Limerick services. Daily services between Mitchelstown and Limerick have tripled, including peak time services for commuters.

Thursday, 1st December, 2022


Bus Éireann partners with Cork Penny Dinners for Christmas Fill-A-Bus food & toy appeal this Friday

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, is partnering with local community organisation Cork Penny Dinners for its annual Christmas Fill-A-Bus food and toy appeal this Friday, 2 December from 10:00-16:00 at the Bus Éireann bus shelter outside Douglas Court Shopping Centre.

Thursday, 1st December, 2022


72% of 19-23 year olds say they use public transport more now than 3 years ago – Expressway survey

72 per cent of young adults say that they are using public transport more now than three years ago, according to an Expressway survey conducted among 19-23 year-olds outside of Dublin. This is a significant increase in the number of young people choosing public transport over private cars. Expressway is Bus Éireann’s commercial intercity service, the largest in the country with 14 national routes.

Thursday, 24th November, 2022


Bus Éireann to operate between Dunmore East, Waterford and Portlaw

Bus Éireann is pleased that it will operate Public Service Obligation (PSO) services connecting Portlaw, Waterford city and Dunmore East from 1 November 2022, under contract to the National Transport Authority (NTA), and to support the NTA over time in the development and expansion of this route.

Tuesday, 18th October, 2022


Cavan Engineering team recognised for going the extra mile at Bus Éireann’s regional GEM Awards

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, has celebrated its employees’ achievements in 2022 at the regional annual GEM (‘Go the Extra Mile’) Awards, which recognise excellent customer service, community impact, performance and forward-thinking.

Friday, 14th October, 2022


Drogheda Depot and team recognised for going the extra mile at Bus Éireann’s regional GEM Awards

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, has celebrated its employees’ achievements in 2022 at the regional annual GEM (‘Go the Extra Mile’) Awards, which recognise excellent customer service, community impact, performance and forward-thinking.

Friday, 14th October, 2022


Expressway announces fare increase while introducing discounts for online ticket buyers

Expressway, Ireland’s largest coach network, has announced changes to its fare structure aimed at minimising the impact of rising costs on the business and incentivising online ticket purchases. This is the first fare review since 2018.

Friday, 7th October, 2022