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Bus Éireann’s Expressway Eurolines service to the UK returns for the first time post pandemic

Coach and ferry service from Dublin to London returns from 7 July for the 15,000 passengers who travelled with Expressway Eurolines each year pre pandemic

Fares from just €39 one way and €70 return

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, has announced the return of the Expressway Eurolines service linking Dublin with London and Birmingham from 7 July. 

The service, which runs twice a week, operates on new Bus Éireann Expressway top-end coaches, which represent a €1 million investment in Eurolines and ‘Ulysses’ operated by Irish Ferries, allowing customers to make the overnight journey in comfort, and arrive into the heart of Birmingham and London city centres.

Pre-pandemic, more than 15,000 passengers used the service between Ireland and Britain each year.

Tickets cost just €39 one-way, or €70 return. The service operates on Thursdays and Saturday with customers checking in from 19:15 at Busáras and at 20:00 and arrives into Victoria Coach station the following morning at 08:00. 

The generous baggage allowances, including a free first suitcase, mean those who need to travel with several bags – for example when moving to or from college at the beginning of term – or bulky equipment – such as sporting or music equipment, can do so easily.

With bus and ferry transportation emitting just a fraction of the amount of carbon dioxide per passenger kilometre than flying, the return of the Expressway Eurolines services means customers can lower their carbon footprint and save money while touring the UK with school or sports clubs, travelling to or from college, or visiting family.

 Andrew Yates, Head of Expressway, Bus Éireann, said: ‘Bus Éireann is pleased to relaunch our Expressway Eurolines service connecting Dublin with Birmingham and London. We’re especially pleased to reinstate the service for those passengers who we know rely exclusively on Expressway Eurolines for travel between Ireland and the UK.

 ‘For people who are unable to, or don’t want to fly, whether for environmental, financial, medical or other reasons, these services provide an essential alternative, travelling on our top end new coaches with extra comfortable seating.

‘With fares from just €39 one way or €70 return, passengers can travel direct to the heart of London and Birmingham, without the hassle of getting to the airport or long security queues – while making sustainable travel choices and working together to reduce our carbon footprint and energy consumption.’

Tuesday, 5th July, 2022