Tourist Travel Pass

Travel with Bus Éireann across the country with our 'Open Road' Tourist Travel pass

Take an epic journey along Ireland’s magnificent Western seaboard or explore the beautiful Ancient East

With our Hop on and Hop off “Open-Road” ticket you’ve got the freedom to explore Ireland the way you want to.

The Wild Atlantic Way - where land and sea collide. Where untamed wild landscape meets pristine sandy beaches. Where unforgettable memories are made. Beginning in the breath-taking northern county of Donegal and ending in the southern rebel county of Cork, this extensive route allows you to witness all the stunning beauty the west coast of Ireland has to offer, from national Irish treasures to local hidden gems.

Kilkenny Castle

Ireland’s Ancient East – embark on a journey of discovery that transports you back to a time when ancient gods and fierce kings ruled the land. Start in Dublin and visit Newgrange Passage Tomb, Trim Castle - the largest Norman Castle in Ireland - Waterford’s Viking Triangle, the Blarney Stone in Cork and more along the way. Captivate your imagination with the remnants of ancient kingdoms nestled in scenic beauty.


Choose to explore Ireland whatever way you want. With an unparalleled network, the Ancient East can be an enjoyable and leisurely journey through time, on Bus Éireann and Expressway services.

For each Open-Road €60 ticket purchased you can avail of 3 days of unlimited travel out of 6 consecutive days.  The pass can be purchased from a ticket vending machine at a Bus Éireann bus station

If you are looking for more details or tips for where to visit, download one of our brochures 

Ancient East Brochure

Wild Atlantic Way Brochure

The “Open-Road” pass is valid for travel on Bus Éireann’s scheduled services in the Republic of Ireland including Expressway, commuter, local city and town services (excluding Waterford City services W1 to W5). With a wide range of services available for every part of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ancient East, planning your journey is simple.

So whether you want to wander through the stunning Keem Strand in Mayo, take in the spectacular Rock of Cashel in Tipperary, or even just relax in a hot Atlantic seaweed bath in Strandhill in Sligo, the Wild Atlantic Way and the Ancient East has it all!

Open Road passes can be bought in the following Bus Éireann Bus Stations:

Bus StationDays OpenOpening Hours
Ballina Monday-Thursday
0900-1300 & 1400-1715
0900-1300 & 1400-1700
Cork Monday-Friday 09:00-17:30
Galway Monday-Friday
0900-1300 & 1400-1700
Killarney Monday-Friday 08.30-13.00 & 13.45 – 16.30
Sligo Monday-Friday 08:30-17:15
Tralee Monday-Friday 08.30-13.00 & 13.45– 16.30
Limerick Monday-Friday 0900-1300 & 1400-1730
Letterkenny Monday-Friday 0900-1345 & 1445-1800


The following Open-Road ticket types can be purchased

3 days travel out of 6 €60.00
4 days travel out of 8 €76.50
5 days travel out of 10 €93.00
6 days travel out of 12 €109.50
7 days travel out of 14 €126.00
8 days travel out of 16 €142.50
9 days travel out of 18 €159.00
10 days travel out of 20 €175.50
11 days travel out of 22 €192.00
12 days travel out of 24 €208.50
13 days travel out of 26 €225.00
14 days travel out of 28 €241.50
15 days travel out of 30 €258.00