Bus Éireann News


The National Transport Authority (NTA) in conjunction with Bus Éireann has today unveiled three new hydrogen-fuel-cell-electric double-deck buses that will initially be used on commuter services in the Greater Dublin Area.

Tuesday, 13th July, 2021

Expressway late Galway-Limerick service reinstated

Bus Éireann, the national bus company, is pleased to confirm that from this Friday 25 June, the last daily departure from Galway to Limerick on Expressway Route 51 will be at 7.05pm. This service had been temporarily suspended from 15 May 2021.

Friday, 25th June, 2021

Bus Éireann invests €16 million in Expressway: 30 new coaches and new ticketing technology

Bus Éireann, the national bus company, has invested €16 million in its commercial Expressway inter-regional coach service. This includes 30 Expressway coaches for use nationwide – the first of which will enter into passenger service in Waterford today. Expressway is the largest commercial bus operator in the country, carrying six million passengers in 2019.

Tuesday, 15th June, 2021

Minister Naughton welcomes commencement of delivery of Bus Éireann electric hybrid fleet to Galway

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton TD, today marked the entry into service of the first of Bus Éireann’s electric hybrid vehicles to its Galway city fleet – a first for Ireland’s national bus company. Funded by the National Transport Authority, and carrying the new, distinctive Transport for Ireland green and yellow livery, these buses mean reduced emissions and improved air quality. Twenty six buses will enter service over the next number of weeks, with a further batch being delivered towards the end of 2021 to complete the transition of the Galway City bus network to low emission electric hybrid buses.

Monday, 24th May, 2021

Bus Éireann commits to halving Green House Gas emissions by 2030

First sustainability strategy encompasses targets for climate, waste, cities and communities, education, equality and decent, safe work

Thursday, 20th May, 2021

Updated travel advice as capacity doubles to 50% and inter-county travel returns on Monday 10 May

As capacity on public transport increases to 50% from tomorrow as part of the phased reopening of the country, Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, is advising customers to travel outside of peak times, to book a guaranteed seat for inter-regional Expressway travel and to be prepared for greater demand on some services, especially during periods of fine weather, at weekends and morning/evening commute times.

Monday, 10th May, 2021

Bus Éireann begins first COVID-19 vaccination shuttle service in Waterford

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA) announces a new shuttle bus service to make travel easier for COVID-19 vaccination appointments at the Waterford Vaccination Centre at the WIT Arena.

Wednesday, 28th April, 2021

Bus Éireann announce commencement of redevelopment works at Roxboro bus depot & maintenance facilit

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, has today announced the commencement of its redevelopment of Roxboro bus depot and maintenance facility at Roxboro Road in Limerick.

Thursday, 22nd April, 2021

Bus Éireann proud to be supporting Aldi Community Games 2021

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, for the second-year running is proud travel partner of the Aldi Community Games 2021. Bus Éireann is advising families interested in supporting these games to register their children at www.mycommunitygames.com by the closing date of 5 May 2021.

Wednesday, 21st April, 2021

Bus Éireann issues travel guidance from Monday 12 April

With changes to travel restrictions and the full resumption of education on Monday 12 April, Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, advises passengers to plan their essential journeys and to be aware of the continuing 25% capacity limit on all public transport.

Monday, 12th April, 2021

Bus Éireann confirms January 29 as last day of operation for the X12 Dublin/Limerick Route

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, is today confirming that its X12 Expressway service between Dublin and Limerick will cease operation this month, with Friday, 29 January 2021 as the last day of operation.

Wednesday, 20th January, 2021

Bus Éireann announces details of most significant single enhancement of services in 15 years

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, is today announcing details of what is its most significant single enhancement of services in more than 15 years. Funded by the National Transport Authority through the Government’s July Stimulus, it includes both new services and increased frequency on existing services, that when combined will contribute to Bus Éireann providing an additional three million kilometres of journeys per year nationwide.

Monday, 14th December, 2020

Bus Éireann announces improved services and timetables

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, is pleased to announce significantly enhanced services and timetables which come into effect today, Sunday 22 November 2020. In conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA), Bus Éireann will offer customers improved services across the country in counties Galway, Kerry, Louth and Mayo. The new jobs are based at Ballina, Dundalk and Tralee.

Sunday, 22nd November, 2020

Bus Éireann proud to support new anti-racism campaign

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, is proud to support a new anti-racism campaign by Transport for Ireland (TFI) and the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI) which launched this week.

Friday, 23rd October, 2020

Bus Éireann and Expressway issue Level 5 travel advice for all services nationwide

Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, is advising customers of updated guidelines under Level 5 of Ireland’s Plan for Living with Covid-19 which will come into effect from midnight tomorrow, Wednesday, 21 October 2020.

Tuesday, 20th October, 2020