Route 30, Dublin - Airport - Cavan - Enniskillen - Donegal Town - West Donegal and return effective

  • Revised departure times from Dublin city and Dublin Airport
  • Nine services each way every day serving Dublin Airport and Dublin city
  • Value for money fares, starting from just €23
  • Operating non-stop from Virginia to Dublin Airport and Dublin city

Bus Éireann has announced a new timetable on its Expressway Route 30 commercial service, operating via the M3 motorway, between Donegal, Dublin Airport and Dublin city. The revised Expressway Route 30 service will begin from 14 October 2012.

Route 30 will operate to and from Donegal to Dublin Airport/Dublin city via Ballyshannon, Belleek, Enniskillen, Bellanaleck, Derrylin, Belturbet, Butlersbride, Cavan, Virginia and then non-stop to Dublin.

Customers travelling from Donegal to Dublin should be aware that it costs as little as €23 for an adult single or day return trip and €32 for an adult monthly return. There are also special midweek, student, family and child discounts available. Free Travel Pass holders may also use the service.

The services will depart from Donegal to Dublin at 01:00; 05:00; 07:00; 09:00; 11:00; 13:00; 15:00; 17:00 and 19:00. 

The service will depart from Dublin to Donegal at 07:30, 09:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 17:30, 19:30, 22:00 and 24:00 (midnight).

Services will depart from Dublin Airport to Donegal at 00:20, 07:50, 09:50, 11:50, 13:50, 15:50, 17:50, 19:50 and 22:20.

There will also be revised departure times on local bus services from Donegal to west Donegal on Route 490 and Route 492 to ensure that connections with the Expressway services coming from Dublin are maintained.

Our Expressway services are commercial services that receive no State funding and, as such, must be commercially viable.

From 14 October, the Expressway Route 30 service will no longer serve Swanlinbar, Bawnboy and Ballyconnell due to the low number of customers using the existing service from these stops.

Customers travelling to and from Swanlibar to Enniskillen can use Bus Éireann’s Route 464 service on a Thursday at 11:05 with a return service from Enniskillen to Swanlinbar at 14:50.

Customers travelling to and from Ballyconnell to Cavan can use Bus Éireann’s Route 465 service on a Tuesday at 10:05 with a return service from Cavan to Ballyconnell at 14:40. 

The changes to the Expressway Route 30 have been licensed by the National Transport Authority.

For more details, please visit or contact your local Bus Éireann travel centre in Stranorlar on (074) 9131008.

Friday, 21st September, 2012