Bus Éireann News

Bus Éireann introduces additional Expressway services seven days a week from Sunday 9 August

From Sunday, 9 August 2020, Bus Éireann will run two additional Expressway 51 services from Cork to Limerick and Galway, serving Shannon Airport and Ennis, seven days a week. These coaches will depart Cork at 12:25 and 14:25 (2.25pm) daily and Galway at 07:05 and 09:05 each morning.

Friday, 7th August, 2020


Bus Éireann advises of capacity pressures on certain Expressway routes ahead of August Bank Holiday

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, is advising people intending to travel this weekend on its intercity Expressway routes to avoid peak times, as currently some services are unable to satisfy passenger demand.

Thursday, 30th July, 2020


Some Expressway intercity coach services experiencing demand in excess of 50% capacity

Wednesday, 8 July 2020. Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, is advising people to undertake only necessary journeys and to avoid, where possible, peak travel times on Expressway routes. Bus Éireann is providing live service updates on its Twitter feeds to assist passengers plan travel.

Friday, 10th July, 2020


Passengers are increasingly complying with mandatory face coverings on Bus Éireann services

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, has observed a substantial increase in the number of passengers using face coverings, ranging from 50 to 90 per cent on most routes on the first day they became mandatory. Bus Éireann welcomed the Government’s decision last week as part of the Phase 3 Roadmap to enable increased capacity on public transport to 50 per cent and the mandatory wearing of face coverings, and has updated its Terms and Conditions of Carriage accordingly.

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020


Bus Éireann launch “Keeping Ireland Connected” Campaign this week

Bus Éireann are proud to launch the Keeping Ireland Connected campaign which will focus on sharing a positive message across the country and in communities around Ireland.

Tuesday, 16th June, 2020


Bus Éireann timetables to revert to a ‘weekday schedule’ from Monday, June 08

Social distancing requirements mean capacity will remain very limited and should only be used for essential journeys

Saturday, 6th June, 2020


Bus Éireann proud travel partners to Aldi Community Games

As official travel partner to Aldi Community Games, Bus Éireann were proud to sponsor the Creative Writing and Scríobhnóireacht competitions as part of the 'Creative Communities’ events.

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020


A message from our Chief Executive, Stephen Kent

Please see the safety measures we are taking during Covid-19 and a message from our Chief Executive, Stephen Kent. We ask you to stay at home and only travel if it is absolutely essential to help us protect you, our customer, and our staff.

Monday, 20th April, 2020


Bus Éireann to move to a ‘Saturday Plus’ schedule from Wednesday, April 1st

New timetable will be based on the current Saturday schedule, augmented by additional services

Friday, 27th March, 2020


Bus Éireann celebrates International Women’s Day in Limerick with career workshop for female staff

To mark International Women’s day, Bus Éireann, Ireland’s largest public transport operator outside of Dublin, hosted a coffee morning for female staff in the Bus Éireann Boardroom in Limerick this week. Similar events were also held in Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, Cork and Sligo.

Thursday, 12th March, 2020


Bus Éireann celebrates International Women’s Day in Dundalk with career workshop for female staff

To mark International Women’s day, Bus Éireann, Ireland’s largest public transport operator outside of Dublin, hosted a coffee morning for female staff in Dundalk’s Crowne Plaza this week. Similar events were also held in Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Cork and Sligo.

Wednesday, 11th March, 2020


Bus Éireann celebrates a record 1.3 million additional customer journeys on Route 220

This month marks the first year anniversary of Cork’s first ever 24 hour city bus service, Route 220 (Ovens (EMC) - Ballincollig - City Centre - Maryborough Hill - Carrigaline (Liosbourne & Ferney Road) that came into operation in conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA) on the 13th of January 2019.

Thursday, 30th January, 2020


2019 a milestone year for Bus Éireann with highest passenger numbers in a decade

2019 was a milestone year for Bus Éireann, as it introduced a wide range of customer focused initiatives, which has contributed to over 88 million customer journeys in 2019, an increase of over 5 million compared to 2018.

Friday, 27th December, 2019


Bus Éireann boost Drogheda local economy by €4.5 million in 2019

In conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA), Bus Éireann boosted its service offering to customers in Drogheda in 2019 with the introduction of new and enhanced services. Drogheda customer usage on town services is well ahead of expectation while demand on the commuter route to Dublin is also performing strongly.

Monday, 23rd December, 2019


Bus Éireann boost Co. Galway economy by €40m in 2019

Bus Éireann boosted its service offering to customers in Galway in 2019 with the introduction of new and additional services. Galway city passenger numbers have grown by over 20% to a whopping 5.6m passenger journeys. There is also a 56% increase in passengers using their Leap Card on all trips in Galway.

Tuesday, 17th December, 2019