Christmas coach travel from the UK to Ireland returns for first time since 2019
Irishmen traveling home from the UK for Christmas can avoid airport queues, reduce their carbon footprint and save money by traveling to Dublin city center on the Expressway Eurolines route from London and Birmingham. Expressway Eurolines is operated by Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company.
The service restarted in July 2022 following the Covid pandemic and this is the first Christmas since 2019. UK travelers have the option of traveling to Ireland by bus and ferry for the bank holidays.
Tickets are just £45 one way or £82 return and can be purchased on expressway.ie by booking departure London and destination Dublin (Busáras).
Expressway Eurolines operates top-class coaches and crosses the Irish Sea with Irish Ferries’ Ulysses. Passengers travel in comfort overnight and arrive in Dublin city center early the next morning, without the hassle of airport queues, with convenient connections for any onward coach journey to the rest of Ireland.
The generous baggage allowance includes the first suitcase taken on board free of charge, with a small fee for additional suitcases. Passengers who need to travel with multiple bags, such as Christmas gifts for family and friends, can do so with a minimum of fuss. The last service before Christmas is Friday 23rd December, arriving in Dublin on Christmas Eve morning.
Passengers wishing to travel can book their tickets in advance at: https://www.expressway.ie/journey-search
Eleanor Farrell, Bus Éireann’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We are delighted that our Expressway Eurolines service between the UK and Dublin is available again this Christmas for the first time since before the pandemic in 2019.
“For people who cannot or do not want to fly, whether for environmental, financial or medical reasons – or simply because they have bought too many Christmas gifts to fly home – these services offer an essential alternative to traveling with our Top End car extra comfortable seating.
“With so many people wanting to travel back to Ireland over the Christmas period these services are a lifeline that have not been available for the past two Christmases.
“With fares from just £45 one way or £82 round trip, passengers can travel direct to Busáras in Dublin city center without the hassle of the airport or long security queues – while making sustainable travel choices and working together to reduce our carbon footprint and energy consumption.
“As demand for these services is likely to remain high, we encourage passengers to book their travel well in advance.
“On behalf of all of us at Bus Éireann and Expressway Eurolines I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers a safe journey over the Christmas period and we hope you have a very Merry Christmas.”