Press Archive - 2016

Passenger journeys up almost 500,000 in 2016 on Bus Éireann services in the Greater Dublin Area

Passenger journeys on the Bus Éireann network in the East of the country grew by an impressive 7% in 2016, according to preliminary figures released today.

Friday, 30th December, 2016


Passenger journeys on Bus Éireann Cork network up by almost 800,000 in 2016

Passenger journeys on the Bus Éireann network in Cork grew by an impressive 6.6% in 2016, according to preliminary figures released today.

Friday, 30th December, 2016


Bus Éireann passenger journeys in Limerick City climb by 73,000 in 2016

The number of passenger journeys taken on Bus Éireann Limerick City services grew by 73,000 in 2016, according to preliminary figures released today.

Thursday, 29th December, 2016


Bus Éireann announces enhanced Christmas services

Bus Éireann today (14 December 2016) launched its timetables for Christmas and New Year, confirming enhanced services nationwide over the festive season.

Thursday, 15th December, 2016


Christmas and New Year Travel Arrangements 2016/2017

We wish to advise our customers of alterations to our services over Christmas and New Year 2016/17

Thursday, 15th December, 2016


Ireland Skills National Competition 2017 awards ceremony

Bus Éireann are proud sponsors of this year’s Ireland Skills National Competition 2017 awards ceremony, which takes place in Croke Park at 14.00 today.

Friday, 9th December, 2016


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Travel safe this holiday season from everyone at Bus Éireann

Tuesday, 6th December, 2016


Cheerful Christmas Offers on Expressway Route 2 travelling in Co. Wexford

Ho ho ho!! Get into the festive season with Expressway and enjoy offers to cheer about on Route 2 services for customers travelling from Wexford to Enniscorthy, Gorey and Arklow.

Monday, 5th December, 2016


Bus Éireann introduces significantly enhanced bus network in Limerick city

Bus Éireann is pleased to announce the introduction of a significantly enhanced bus network in Limerick City. This follows a review of services undertaken by Bus Éireann and the National Transport Authority.

Wednesday, 30th November, 2016


Special €10 Christmas Fares for Bus Éireann’s Galway customers

Special €10 Christmas Fares for Bus Éireann’s Galway customers - Park and Ride also an option for just €3 one way

Monday, 28th November, 2016


Customer Information: Bus Éireann Fares Adjustments

Bus Éireann wishes to advise customers that the National Transport Authority has approved fare adjustments on cash, prepaid and Leap tickets for City, Commuter and Stage Carriage services from 1 December 2016. Fare changes within a range of -9.4% to +7.4% will apply.

Wednesday, 23rd November, 2016


Improved Expressway Route 64, Derry - Letterkenny - Donegal - Sligo - Galway and return

We wish to advise customers of an improved Expressway Route 64, Derry-Letterkenny-Donegal-Sligo-Galway service that came into effect on Sunday, 13 November 2016.

Wednesday, 16th November, 2016


Improved Expressway Route 20/X20, Dublin city - Dublin Airport - Athlone - Ballinasloe – Galway

We wish to advise our customers that we have launched an improved Route 20/X20 Dublin city - Dublin Airport - Athlone - Ballinasloe – Loughrea- Galway service.

Wednesday, 2nd November, 2016


TRANSITION YEAR STUDENTS INVITED TO ‘GO PLACES WITH BUS ÉIREANN’

Bus Éireann has officially launched an exciting new competition for Transition Year students, ‘Go Places with Bus Éireann’, which is running for the first time in the current academic year, 2016/2017.

Monday, 24th October, 2016


Bus Éireann Nightrider Services for the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

Jazz fans attending next weekend’s fantastic festival line-up in Cork, can avail of several Bus Éireann late night services, to travel home from the city centre to major suburbs and beyond.

Friday, 21st October, 2016


Route 202: Apple Campus – Hollyhill – City Centre – Mahon Point Shopping Centre

Bus Éireann in conjunction with the National Transport Authority, introduced service changes to Route 202 during the summer, to improve service delivery and provide a new streamlined improved service to customers.

Wednesday, 19th October, 2016


Bus Éireann eCommerce system is undergoing maintenance

We wish to advise customers that our eCommerce system is currently unavailable while we carry out maintenance. The site will be available again shortly

Thursday, 13th October, 2016


Statement from Chairman of Bus Éireann

The directors of Bus Éireann have a fiduciary duty to ensure the financial sustainability of the company. In doing so, the Board recognised the critical financial situation that exists and in February 2016, mandated the Commercial and Innovation sub-committee of the Board, to develop solutions and liaise with relevant stakeholders.

Tuesday, 27th September, 2016


Bus Driver Vacancies Athlone

We have a number of vacancies for fully qualified Drivers in our Athlone Bus Depot.

Friday, 23rd September, 2016


European Car Free Day Galway

Forsters St., Williamsgate St. and Eglington St. will be closed to all traffic with the exception of buses, taxis, hackneys and bicycles from 10:00 to 16:00 on Thursday 22/09/16 to celebrate European Car Free Day. Traffic diversions will be in place in the city centre but all bus routes will operate as normal.

Wednesday, 21st September, 2016


Galway Bay Marathon

The Galway Bay 10K, Half Marathon and Full Marathon take place in Galway city on Saturday 01/10/16. Routes 401 and 424 will divert from Lower Salthill to Devon Park, Dr. Mannix Road and Threadneedle Road from 08:30 to 14:30 due to road closures. Salthill Village and Dalysfort Road will be without service outbound during these times as a result. Inbound service on these routes will operate as normal.

Wednesday, 21st September, 2016


Bus Eireann Statement

Bus Éireann cannot afford a pay increase. The company incurred a €5.6 million loss in 2015 and is forecasting a similar loss for 2016, mainly due to losses on our commercial Expressway services.

Wednesday, 21st September, 2016


Save time and travel with Bus Éireann to the National Ploughing Championships

Bus Éireann is exhibiting at the National Ploughing Championships for the first time this year and visitors to the event are invited to visit their marquee to meet with ‘Big Red’ and Bus Éireann staff, to enter a competition for up to €2,500 worth of free travel, and to enjoy performances from political satirist Oliver Callan.

Monday, 19th September, 2016


Bus Éireann services will operate as normal on Thursday, 8 September and Friday, 9 September 2016

Bus Éireann services will operate as normal on Thursday, 8 September and Friday, 9 September 2016

Wednesday, 7th September, 2016


Vacancies - Heavy Vehicle Mechanics

We have a number of vacancies for Heavy Vehicle Mechanics in our Broadstone Bus Depot.

Monday, 5th September, 2016


Bus Tickets to Electric Picnic from Dublin are no longer available online

Bus tickets to Electric Picnic from Dublin are no longer available to purchase online. You may still buy Bus Tickets for Electric Picnic directly from your local Ticket Master agent.

Thursday, 1st September, 2016


Get direct to Electric Picnic on Bus Éireann coaches from Dublin, Cork and Galway

The boutique music and arts festival of the year is back once again, with Stradbally set to host 55,000 revellers at next week’s Electric Picnic.

Wednesday, 24th August, 2016


Festival mode for Electric Picnic kicks off with Bus Éireann services from Eyre Square

Anticipation has been building and the countdown is on for the sell-out music and arts festival of the year, which is almost upon us. Electric Picnic, one of Ireland’s top boutique festivals, takes place from Friday, 2 September to Sunday, 4 September at Stradbally Estate, Co. Laois and Bus Éireann will operate a return service to the event from the Bus Station in Eyre Square.

Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016


Festival mode for Electric Picnic kicks off with Bus Éireann services from Parnell Place Bus Station

Anticipation has been building and the countdown is on for the sell-out music and arts festival of the year, is almost upon us. Electric Picnic, one of Ireland’s top boutique festivals, takes place from Friday, 2 September to Sunday, 4 September 2016 at Stradbally Estate, Co. Laois.

Tuesday, 23rd August, 2016


Bus Éireann boost services to Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Ennis 2016

The melodies of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann will continue to fill the air in Ennis this weekend, with the eight day festival attracting up to 450,000 people.

Wednesday, 17th August, 2016


Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Ennis – affecting Routes 51, 333, 336, 343 and 350

We wish to notify our customers that due to Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2016, there will be a traffic management plan consisting of a one-way system in Ennis town, coming into effect from 18.00 on Friday, 12 August until 08.00 on Tuesday, 23 August 2016.

Thursday, 11th August, 2016


Bus Éireann boost services to Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Ennis 2016

The melodies of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann are set to fill the air in Ennis from this weekend, with the eight day festival attracting up to 450,000 people.

Thursday, 11th August, 2016


Travel from just €9.99 from Cork to Dublin with GoBé and avail of new morning services

Take the hassle out of travel this summer on GoBé coaches connecting Dublin city, Dublin Airport and Cork city. With new early morning services at 06.30am and 07.30am - ideal for customers catching flights at Dublin Airport - or travelling to the capital for some summer fun, shopping or socialising.

Thursday, 28th July, 2016


Shuttle it to the Galway Races in Style

The 2016 Galway Racing Festival kicks off at Ballybrit next Monday and Bus Éireann are back with a Special Shuttle Service to and from the racecourse, throughout the week long event.

Friday, 22nd July, 2016


Heavy Vehicle Mechanics Vacancies

Bus Éireann has a number of vacancies for Heavy Vehicle Mechanics in its Broadstone Depot.

Thursday, 14th July, 2016


Explore Galway city this summer with Bus Éireann’s newly improved Galway city network

Visitors to Ireland and staycationers thinking of exploring the sights of Galway city will be happy to know that Bus Éireann has further improved its popular Galway City Network with more buses every day of the week.

Wednesday, 13th July, 2016


Kids Go Free Promotion

As part of the National Transport Authority’s public transport awareness Summer 2016 campaign, there will be two weeks of Kids Go Free travel from Monday, 25 July to Sunday, 7 August 2016 inclusive. All children aged between 4 and 18 years can travel for free on Bus Éireann services (highlighted below) when using a Child Leap card.

Tuesday, 12th July, 2016


Summer Hot Offers on X7 Dublin Airport – Dublin city – Kilkenny - Clonmel

Bus Éireann has introduced reduced fares on its X7 Expressway return service from Dublin Airport- Dublin city-Kilkenny-Clonmel, with sizzling summer offers for our customers to avail of. Take the X7 to some of the stunning Ancient East sites such as Kilkenny Castle.

Friday, 8th July, 2016


Summer Hot Offers on Expressway Route 2 travelling from Wexford to Enniscorthy, Gorey and Arklow

Bus Éireann has introduced reduced fares on its Expressway Route 2 service for customers travelling from Wexford to Enniscorthy, Gorey and Arklow, with sizzling summer offers for our customers to avail of. Take the Route 2 to some of the stunning Ancient East sites such as Enniscorthy Castle or Wicklow Gaol.

Friday, 8th July, 2016


Discover Ireland's Ancient East on board Bus Éireann and Expressway

Bus Éireann and Expressway launch a new brochure of network connections to Ireland's Ancient East

Tuesday, 28th June, 2016


‘Big Red’ makes a giant debut for Expressway

Bus Éireann launches new Expressway advertising campaign fronted by ‘Big Red’ character

Monday, 27th June, 2016


Route 202: Apple Campus – Hollyhill – City Centre – Mahon Point Shopping Centre

Significant service enhancements to Route 202: Apple Campus – Hollyhill – City Centre – Mahon Point Shopping Centre, commenced on Sunday June 26th, 2016

Monday, 27th June, 2016


Free Shuttle Bus for Bus Éireann Customers Travelling to the Sea Sessions Route 30

Bus Éireann are running free shuttle buses for customers on Expressway Route 30 travelling to Bundoran on Friday June 24th and returning on Saturday and Sunday June 26th.

Thursday, 23rd June, 2016


Visit Waterford’s Hidden Treasures with Bus Éireann

Visit Waterford's Viking Triangle and get a 25% discount off entry with a Bus Éireann Expressway ticket.

Wednesday, 22nd June, 2016


Bus Éireann Great Island Cork Harbour Experience Open Top Tour Summer 2016

Explore Cork City, Fota Wildlife and Cobh with Bus Éireann’s open top hop-on hop-off summer service

Tuesday, 14th June, 2016


From Eyre Square to Times Square

Galway and Shannon draw ever closer with launch of year-round, five times daily direct Expressway X51 service

Tuesday, 31st May, 2016


Bus Éireann welcomes Court of Appeal ruling on School Transport Scheme

Bus Éireann welcomes today’s judgement which upheld the previous High Court ruling in relation to the School Transport Scheme.

Friday, 27th May, 2016


Travel to the Euros from just €58 return with Bus Eireann’s Eurolines

Irish Fans Travelling to the Euros can get to London from just €58 return with Bus Eireann’s Eurolines

Wednesday, 25th May, 2016


Explore the Wild Atlantic Way with Bus Éireann’s new enhanced 350 summer service

Route 350 will be extended for a further two months, giving both Irish and international visitors extra time to travel along the rugged, unspoilt west coast of Ireland.

Friday, 6th May, 2016


Mighty May Seat Sale with fares from just €3.99 with Expressway

Bus Éireann have launched a new Expressway offer this month with on-line single seat fares for as little as €3.99.

Thursday, 5th May, 2016


Bus Éireann awarded Passenger Transport Company of the Year

Bus Éireann has won the prestigious Passenger Transport Company of the Year accolade at the Irish Logistics and Transport Awards.

Friday, 8th April, 2016


Improvements and changes to 103 & 105 bus services on the N2/M2 corridor

Introducing more frequency on the 103 & 105 on the N2/M2 Corridor

Thursday, 7th April, 2016


Bus Éireann announce boost in service frequency for Galway Route 409

Route 409 will increase services to five times an hour Monday to Saturday from 7am to 7pm

Thursday, 31st March, 2016


Easter 2016 - Customer Notice

Service Alterations - 25 to 28 March 2016

Thursday, 24th March, 2016


Customer Notice - Routes 203, 215 & 248

Diversions in place to Routes 203, 215 & 248 in Cork

Friday, 18th March, 2016


Customer Notice - Route 301

Route 301 in Limerick resumes normal service

Wednesday, 16th March, 2016


Customer Notice - Route 215

Diversions to Route 215 in Cork

Tuesday, 15th March, 2016


Customer Notice - Route 214, Route 219

Route 214 and Route 219 in Cork have resumed normal service

Tuesday, 15th March, 2016


Customer Notice - Route 209

Diversions to Route 209 in Cork

Monday, 14th March, 2016


Customer Notice - Route 301

Service change to Route 301 in Limerick

Monday, 14th March, 2016


Bus Éireann announce County Mayo service improvements

Bus Éireann announce County Mayo Route 458 enhanced services

Thursday, 10th March, 2016


Customer notice- Route 237

Route 237 has now resumed normal service and is now serving Rosscarbery.

Wednesday, 9th March, 2016


Customer Notice- Route 214 & 219

Diversions to Route 214 & 219 in Cork

Tuesday, 8th March, 2016


Women of the Rising: Journeys and Learnings

Bus Éireann's 1916 commemorative campaign launched on the eve of International Women’s Day

Monday, 7th March, 2016


Customer Notice St. Patrick's Day – March 17th 2016

Customer information regarding timetables and service changes

Monday, 29th February, 2016


Bus Éireann introduces Route 215A between Cork City Centre & Mahon Point

Bus Éireann introduces Route 215A to double the frequency of services between the City Centre and Mahon Point. In addition Route 208 services from Bishopstown to Lotabeg will be extended to serve Ashmount.

Friday, 26th February, 2016


Customer Notice

Diversion to Route 215

Thursday, 18th February, 2016


Customer Notice

Diversions in place on Routes 203 and 215 services

Tuesday, 16th February, 2016


Customer Notice- Route 40 & 260

Route 40 and Route 260 services resume normal service

Sunday, 14th February, 2016


Limerick Travel Centre phone line out of service

Bus Éireann wishes to advise customers that due to technical issues our Limerick Travel Centre phone line (061 313333) is not in service

Tuesday, 9th February, 2016


Customer Notice- Route 202

Bus Éireann wishes to advise customers that Mulgrave Road and Cathedral Road will be closed from 09.30 on Thursday 4th February, 2016 for approximately six weeks.

Thursday, 4th February, 2016


Bus Éireann statement in relation to the NBRU ballot on Expressway

Bus Éireann Statement

Monday, 1st February, 2016


Customer Notification- Route 174

Diversions to Route 174 due to flooding

Wednesday, 27th January, 2016


Customer Notice - Route 305

St Mary's Park restrictions due to road works

Tuesday, 26th January, 2016


Closure of Glasheen Road, Cork from junction of School Avenue to Tara Lawn junction

Bus Stops affected 21/1/2016

Thursday, 21st January, 2016


Customer Notice - Route 279 & 279A

Notice regarding Bus Stop, Killorglin - Route 279 and 279A

Monday, 18th January, 2016


Bus Éireann launch new €50m fleet of the future

Bus Éireann launch new €50m fleet of the future – over 100 new buses for services nationwide Combined passenger growth of 4% on regional city services

Friday, 15th January, 2016


Customer Notice- Routes 214 & 219

Routes 214 & 219- Re-opening of bus shetler

Wednesday, 13th January, 2016


Disruptions to School Transport Services

School Transport Services- Disruptions due to flooding

Friday, 8th January, 2016


School Transport Services - Potential Disruption due to flooding

Parents/Guardians of children using school transport services are advised that due to flooding a small number of routes in some parts of the country may be subject to disruption, due to circumstances beyond our control.

Wednesday, 6th January, 2016