Bus Éireann partner with Achill Tourism on Route 450, Westport to Achill Sound

Four people stand in front of a bus on Achill IslandBus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, has partnered with Achill Tourism to encourage passengers to travel by bus while visiting the scenic locations featured in the Oscar nominated film, The Banshees of Inisherin.

Bus Éireann’s Route 450 Westport to Achill Sound offers seven daily weekday services and six daily weekend services to Achill Island, including two early morning services arriving in Achill before 9:00 and later evening services departing Achill Island at 16.45 and 19.20.

Return tickets from Westport to Achill Sound cost just €14.70 for an Adult and € 7.36 for a Student/Young Adult using a Leap Card or the TFI Go app. 

‘’Bus Éireann are delighted to partner with Achill Tourism to promote our Route 450 Westport to Achill Sound. We want to encourage our customers to consider leaving their car at home,’’ said Brian Connolly, Bus Éireann Senior Operations Manager, West. “Travelling by bus to the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way has never been better value, with a return ticket from Westport to Achill costing just €14.70 using a Leap Card or TFI Go app. Travelling by bus means that visitors can avoid the hassle of car parking and can sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic locations as featured in The Banshees of Inisheerin. We encourage our customers to download the TFI Go app to avail of these great value fares”.

"Achill Tourism are delighted to partner with Bus Eireann, Ireland's national bus company bringing passengers to Ireland's largest Island,” said Chris McCarthy, Manager of Achill Tourism. “We look forward to welcoming our new friends to the Island" 

The TFI Go app allows you to buy tickets directly from your phone, your ticket is downloaded to the app and can be used to travel straight away. There is no need for printing, just activate before each journey and show your driver while boarding.

When using a TFI Leap Card on Bus Éireann PSO services, customers can get a 30% discount on single adult fares. For more information on TFI Leap fares and how to apply for a Student or Young Adult Leap Card visit www.leapcard.ie

For more information on Bus Éireann services in County Mayo visit www.buseireann.ie 

Thursday, 30th March, 2023