More buses for a more convenient journey
Bus Éireann is delighted to announce that we have increased our bus frequency in the Northeast covering parts of the midlands, including Drogheda, Dundalk, Mullingar, and Athlone across Routes 167, 190 and 466. These improvements to our services will enhance the connection for people living in these areas to their local public transport network. Some routes will see an increase in the number of buses across all days of the week, new regional connections, and on/off peak services. As well as that, additional stops have been added along specific routes to improve connectivity in that area.
And with fares cheaper than ever, you can also save 30% on single fares with a TFI Leap Card, while Students and Young Adults can save 50% on single fares with a Young Adult or Student TFI Leap Card. Make sure to download the TFI Go App today for a more convenient way to pay and travel.
Route 167: Mullingar ↔ Dundalk
This route serves counties Westmeath, Meath, and Louth, and will now operate on a Sunday. Service levels will see a significant increase, from 84 trips per week Monday to Saturday to 196 trips per week Monday to Sunday. This will provide a regional service between the midlands and the northeast, as there is no regular public transport service between Mullingar and Dundalk.
You can also save 30% on single fares with a TFI Leap Card, while Students and Young Adults can save 50% on single fares when with a Young Adult or Student TFI Leap Card.
Stops include Mullingar (Rail Station) - Mullingar (Austin Friar St) - Delvin - Clonmellon - Kells - Carlanstown - Ardee (Sliabh Breagh) - Ardee (Church of the Nativity) - Ardee (Fair Green) Tallanstown Cross - Mullacrew Cross - Louth Village - Knockbridge Cross - Dundalk (Ardee Rd Garda Station) - Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk)
- Bus service operates Monday to Sunday
- A peak time service for commuters to Dundalk, Ardee and Mullingar
- A new regional connection in the midlands between Mullingar, and in the northeast in Kells and Dundalk.
- Connectivity to regional bus and rail services from Dundalk, Ardee, Kells and Mullingar
- Convenient set down locations in Dundalk, Kells and Mullingar Towns for key locations
Route 190: Athlone ↔ Drogheda
This route serves counties Westmeath, Meath and Louth. An improvement to the existing route will see a daily return service between Athlone and Drogheda every two hours, via an extension via Mullingar to Athlone. This amounts to 9 daily return services. The current hourly frequency between Trim and Drogheda will remain as is. This will provide a new regional connection between the midlands and the northeast. This service will provide a consistent level of service in both directions for a range of trips and later in the evening.
You can also save 30% on single fares with a TFI Leap Card, while Students and Young Adults can save 50% on single fares with a Young Adult or Student TFI Leap Card oboard.
Stops include Athlone - Golden Island - Athlone AIT - Moate - Mullingar (Austin Friar St) - Mullingar (Opp Pettiswood Manor) - Mullingar (Imperial Tobacco) - Killucan - Raharney - Ballivor - Trim Castle St - Trim (Boyne Bridge Bypass) - Connell's Cross - Balreask Village - Navan - Slane - Drogheda (M1 Retail Park) - Drogheda Hospital (NorthGate East) - Bothar Brugha - Drogheda (Bus Station)
- Bus service operating Monday to Sunday
- A peak time service for commuters to Drogheda, Athlone, and Trim
- A new regional connection between Athlone and Mullingar in the midlands and Navan and Drogheda in the northeast
- Connectivity to Regional Bus and Rail services from Athlone, Mullingar, Navan, and Drogheda
- Convenient set down locations in Athlone, Mullingar, Navan, and Drogheda Towns for key locations
Route 466: Athlone - Longford - Cavan
This route serves counties Westmeath, Longford, and Cavan. Notable improvements will be made across this bus corridor, such as the provision of peak time services which do not currently exist. These services will travel in both directions to and from Cavan, Longford and Athlone. In addition, there are multiple off peak and evening services which do not currently exist for passengers.
You can also save 30% on single fares with a TFI Leap Card, and Students and Young Adults can save 50% on single fares with a Young Adult or Student TFI Leap Card onboard.
Stops include Cavan (Bus Station- Farnham St) - Ballinagh - Granard - Edgeworthstown - Longford Station - Keenagh - Ballymahon - Glasson - Athlone (Bus Station)
- Peak time services in both directions to and from Cavan, Longford and Athlone
- Multiple opportunities to connect with rail services at Longford and Athlone
- A substantial uplift in frequency to 6 per direction per day
Whatever you have planned, be it big or small, we hope you enjoy your journey with us and we look forward to welcoming you on board soon.
These improvements are brought to you as part of the Connecting Ireland programme.
Friday, 21st October, 2022