Bus Éireann News

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


Travelling Home for Christmas Has Never Been Easier - As Bus Éireann Unveils Festive Timetable

Bus Éireann today alongside popular travel and lifestyle blogger Lauren Arthurs, announced its timetables for Christmas and New Year, confirming details of services nationwide over the festive season. Buses will run every day across the Christmas holiday period - apart from December 25 - with services operating standard timetables with some slight exceptions.

Wednesday, 11th December, 2019


Record breaking customer journeys in 2019 on Waterford city services

2019 has been a landmark year for Bus Éireann with a massive 72% increase in Customer journeys on the Waterford city network this year, according to preliminary figures released today. The total number of passenger journeys undertaken in Waterford city in the last 12 months has increased following the introduction of a greatly enhanced City network in December 2018. These services are all operated under contract to the National Transport Authority (NTA).

Tuesday, 10th December, 2019


Bus Éireann announce Christmas & New Year service schedule

Bus Éireann wishes to advise customers of its timetables for the Christmas and New Year period, with some extra services over the festive season. Buses will run every day across the Christmas holiday period - apart from December 25th - with services operating standard timetables with some slight exceptions.

Thursday, 5th December, 2019


Bus Éireann awarded new five-year Direct Award contract with the National Transport Authority (NTA)

Bus Éireann has signed a new five-year Direct Award contract with the National Transport Authority (NTA) for the delivery of public transport services across Ireland. The contract is worth in excess of €800 million and includes the delivery of services for 218 routes nationwide.

Friday, 29th November, 2019


New Improved Route 424 between Galway, Carraroe, Lettermullen, Carna

Bus Éireann, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority are pleased to announce a new improved Route 424 service between Galway, Carraroe, Lettermullen and Carna. There will be a 33% increase in service frequency, which is good news for customers and will include the following new services:

Friday, 29th November, 2019


New Route 225 between Cork Airport & Haulbowline and Enhanced Route 216

Bus Éireann, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA) are pleased to announce the introduction of a new bus service Route 225 linking Haulbowline – Ringaskiddy – Carrigaline and Cork Airport.

Thursday, 31st October, 2019


Back #InTheDrivingSeat with the launch of low-floor accessible buses from Donegal to Sligo

Today Bus Éireann, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA) launched two low-entry accessible vehicles on the Route 480 between Ballyshannon and Sligo service with a further 36 accessible vehicles being deployed on Public Services Obligation (PSO) services in Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Clare by the end of this year.

Friday, 6th September, 2019


Bus Éireann announcement regarding 5% discount for online ticket purchases

Bus Éireann customers are advised that on and from 16 September 2019, the 5% online discount will be removed from all commuter, rural and local Bus Éireann services.

Friday, 6th September, 2019


Back in the #Drivingseat with new state-of-the-art bus for Navan Town

Bus Éireann officially launched its sleek new town bus in Navan this week with the help of driver employee Wayne Murphy.

Friday, 9th August, 2019


New fleet and improved bus services for Drogheda

Bus Éireann in conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA) are pleased to announce the introduction of significant enhancements to services between Drogheda Town and Laytown commencing from Sunday, 11 August 2019.

Tuesday, 6th August, 2019


Special daily direct services to and from Ballybrit Racecourse

Celebrating 150 years, the 2019 Galway Racing Festival will set off to a flying start next Monday, 29 July 29 until Sunday, 4 August at Ballybrit Racecourse.

Wednesday, 24th July, 2019


Deadline for payment for School Transport Scheme next Friday July 26

Parents and guardians of primary/post-primary school students are being reminded that the closing date for payment for the School Transport Scheme is Friday, July 26th.

Monday, 22nd July, 2019