Enhanced Bus Éireann/Expressway services for Knock on August 26

Route 440

Westport- Castlebar- Breaffy- Balla –Claremorris -Knock

  • 06:55hrs service from Westport to Knock only – serving all stops to Knock
  • 06:45hrs service from Athlone to Knock – serving all stops to Knock

Both services to return directly after the event. In relation to return times, once we have more detail on where our buses will drop off/pick up & walking distance to/from the event we will set return departure times & advise these.

Route 421

A 06:05 service will operate from Ballina to Claremorris via Knock returning after the event. Departure times will be set as above once we have more info.


Route 64 will operate additional services at Galway at 06:00 am, Sligo at 06:00am and additional departures from Knock at 13:00 to both locations. Customers can walk from the N17 bus park to the Shrine, roughly 1.5km.

Route 52 will connect to Claremorris train station to the free shuttle.

The 0600 from Ballina & 0700 from Galway will arrive into Claremorris at 07:25 & 08:45 respectively.

Online pre-booking is advised for these services.

Shuttle buses

Shuttle buses are expected to operate from 06.30 to 14.30 from Claremorris train station.

The shuttles will be operated by Bus Éireann and will carry Irish Rail and Expressway customers from Claremorris to Knock – a 15 minute journey. Anyone with a valid Papal ticket can use the shuttles.

For further information please see www.buseireann.ie/popeinireland

For route/stop/fare information see www.expressway.ie or www.buseireann.ie

Our Lo Call customer helpline number is 1850 836611

Updates on the day will be available online and on Twitter @buseireann

Thursday, 2nd August, 2018