Regional Services by County

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Our Regional Services are of three types:


Commuter services

Bus Éireann’s Commuter Services offer a sensible and cost-effective alternative to driving into city and town centres to get into work. With Bus Éireann’s peak-time Commuter Services customers can relax with their own seat on our high-quality vehicles and avoid congestion, toll charges, parking charges and fuel costs. Traffic control systems and Quality Bus Corridors/Green Routes mean that our Commuter Service coaches regularly make the journey into major centres more quickly than private cars so you can arrive home or to work rested and relaxed.

Bus Éireann’s Commuter Services serve city centres destinations in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford, as well as significant business facilities around the country.

Great value commuter tickets can be bought at any Bus Éireann ticket office. They are not transferable & can only be used in conjunction with a valid CIÉ Photo ID Card on the routes specified. 

Full Conditions of Carriage.

Regional Services by County routes are highlighted in red on the Network Map.



There are four categories of commuter tickets issued by Bus Éireann in the Cork Area, as follows:        

Cork City Buses
valid on Cork City bus routes only

Cork City & Suburban Buses
valid on Cork City bus routes and on other routes up to the following boundary stages:

  • Cloghroe (Healy’s)
  • Cork Airport
  • Inniscarra
  • Greenfield Cross
  • Sallybrook
  • Brook Lodge
  • Bury’s Bridge
  • Fountainstown
  • Haulbowline

Cork City & Suburban Buses & Cork /Cobh rail
valid on Cork City and suburban bus routes as above and on Cork/Cobh rail services.

Cork City & Suburban Buses & Cork /Midleton Rail
valid on Cork City and suburban bus routes as above and on Cork/Midleton rail services.

  Adult Student
Weekly City Ticket €19.70 €17.30
Monthly City Ticket €69.50 €61.50
Monthly City & Suburban €86.00 €71.50
Monthly City/Suburban & Cobh Rail €114.50 €98.50
Monthly City & Midleton Rail €131.50 €110.00



Commuter Tickets issued in Galway are valid on Galway City Bus Services only**.

  Adult Student
Weekly City Ticket €19.00 €17.30
Monthly City Ticket €61.50 €53.00

**City Weekly, Monthly and Day Saver tickets are valid for travel only as far as the Galway Clinic on route 410 (Eyre Square/Oranmore via Galway Clinic)


Commuter Tickets issued in Limerick are valid on Limerick City Bus Services only.  Special Weekly Tickets are also issued for travel on services to and from Shannon Airport. These are valid for one journey each way daily for five or six days as indicated on ticket.

  Adult Student
Weekly City Ticket €19.00 €17.30
Monthly City Ticket €61.50 €52.50



Commuter Tickets issued in Sligo are valid on Sligo City Bus Services only.

  Adult Student
Weekly City Ticket €8.50 €8.00



Commuter Tickets issued in Waterford are valid on Waterford City Bus Services and scheduled services on the Waterford/Tramore route (Service No 360).

  Adult Student
Weekly City Ticket €16.50 €13.80
Monthly City Ticket €55.50 €44.50


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Town to Town

  • They are regular daily services and provide the only public transport link in many rural areas.
  • They serve all points on their route and stop on request when and where required.
  • Despite rising car ownership we recognise the social value of these services and strive to maintain them.
  • Where possible, Town to Town services link up with Expressway routes.


Rural Services

  • These services operate one day a week to market towns from a hinterland catchment area.
  • We work closely with a range of rural community development groups to identify and meet transport requirements.
  • In association with local community groups, we have introduced almost 40 rural services around the country in the last four years.
  • These innovative transport projects are closely integrated with school transport.
  • They are geared to provide basic services on one day per week on a low-cost basis.

It is not necessary to purchase tickets in advance on our Town to Town or Rural services & tickets can be purchased on the bus.

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