Expressway Eurolines returns following pandemic
Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company, has announced the return of the Expressway Eurolines service linking Dublin with London and Birmingham from 7 July.
The Expressway Eurolines service is currently being operated by a contractor on behalf of Expressway, with two return services operating each week. The vehicle currently in use is a new 53-seater Mercedes-Benz Tourismo registered in January 2022.
They make the overnight sea crossing using Irish Ferries’ services.
Pre-pandemic, more than 15,000 passengers used the service between Ireland and Britain each year.
Tickets cost just €39 one-way, or €70 return. The service operates on Thursdays and Saturday with customers checking in in Ireland during the evening and arriving into Victoria Coach station the following morning at 8am.
The baggage allowances include a free first suitcase.
“For people who are unable to, or don’t want to fly…these services provide an essential alternative, travelling on our top end new coaches with extra comfortable seating” – Andrew Yates, Head of Expressway, Bus Éireann
Andrew Yates, Head of Expressway, Bus Éireann, said: “Bus Éireann is pleased to relaunch our Expressway Eurolines service connecting Dublin with Birmingham and London. We’re especially pleased to reinstate the service for those passengers who we know rely exclusively on Expressway Eurolines for travel between Ireland and the UK.
“For people who are unable to, or don’t want to fly, whether for environmental, financial, medical or other reasons, these services provide an essential alternative, travelling on our top end new coaches with extra comfortable seating.
“With fares from just €39 one way or €70 return, passengers can travel direct to the heart of London and Birmingham, without the hassle of getting to the airport or long security queues – while making sustainable travel choices and working together to reduce our carbon footprint and energy consumption.”