Expressway / Intercity

What is Expressway

Our Expressway/Interregional services operate over 30 routes and link every major town and city in the country, providing direct and regular services making it the quickest way to an unrivalled number of destinations.

Introducing a whole new departure in travel, we are pleased to announce the launch of 28 new vehicles operating on Expressway and intercity routes. The new vehicles all feature Free Wi-Fi, extra comfort seats, and have power sockets. They also include ISOFIX attachment points, allowing child safety seats to be installed on vehicles making it easier to travel with small children.

Among these new coaches are eight double-deckers - the largest vehicles ever included in a Bus Éireann fleet and twenty single-deck coaches.

Why Travel Expressway

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Extra comfort seats
  • Free charging points
  • Hourly services on many main routes
  • Services to major airports around the country
  • Our modern fleet of comfortable coaches offers a cost-effective alternative to the hassle of increasingly restricted car parking, car access in town centres and motorway tolls. 
  • Even better value when booking online

Expressway & Eurolines

Our Eurolines coach service in conjunction with our Expressway service links over 100 towns in Ireland with 1,500 destinations in Britain & Europe.

Students with valid ID can avail of our Student Discount Travel scheme on all Bus Éireann services.

Tickets can also be purchased when boarding any of our Expressway Coaches between the main service centres.

Services in Northern Ireland are operated in tandem with Ulsterbus. 

Expressway routes are highlighted in blue on the network map.

Expressway Timetables

Every care has been taken to ensure accuracy in the compilation of these timetables. It is recommended that these timetables are used in conjunction with the Journey Planner

Services are subject to alteration at public holiday periods, for details please check the Journey Planner or contact your local Bus Éireann Travel Centre.

Timetable No.Route
X1 Dublin - Airport - Newry - Belfast and return
2 Airport - Dublin - Arklow - Gorey - Enniscorthy - Wexford and return
4 Dublin Airport - Dublin - Carlow - Waterford - New Ross and return
X5 Dublin - Dublin Airport - Newry
X8 Dublin Airport - Dublin - Cashel - Fermoy - Cork
X12/12 Dublin Airport - Dublin - Portlaoise - Roscrea - Nenagh - Limerick and return
13 Limerick - Adare - Listowel - Tralee and return
14 Limerick - Kerry Airport - Killarney and return
X20/20 Dublin-Dublin Airport-Athlone-Ballinasloe-Galway and return
22 Dublin - Airport - Mullingar - Longford - Ballina and return 
23 Dublin - Airport - Mullingar - Longford - Sligo and return
30 Dublin - Airport - Cavan - Enniskillen - Donegal Town - West Donegal and return
32 Dublin - Dublin Airport - Monaghan - Letterkenny and return, valid until 26 October 2019
32/X32 Letterkenny - Dublin and Return, revised timetable effective 27 October 2019
40 Rosslare Harbour - Waterford - Cork - Killarney - Kerry Airport - Tralee and return
X51 Limerick - Galway Express
51 Cork - Limerick - Shannon Airport - Ennis - Galway and return
52 Ballina − Castlebar − Galway
55 Limerick - Clonmel - Waterford and return
64 Galway/Ireland West Airport Knock/Sligo/Derry

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