Bus Travel in Ireland

Bus Travel in Ireland
Ireland offers bus services for both city and country routes, day and night travel, and guided tours. Traveling on a bus in Ireland can be a straightforward and inexpensive way to see the Emerald Isle.

Airport Services

Depart from, or arrive at, the international airports in Dublin, Cork or Shannon on Bus Éireann. Purchase tickets to your destination or buy an Open Road pass for unlimited travel within a time frame.

Guided Tours

Take a scheduled tour or hire an entire coach for a group outing with the CIE group. See Dublin for its music and art on the Rock 'n' Rock Bus Tour.


Ride between major towns and cities, including Northern Ireland locations, on a Bus Éireann Expressway service. Routes between Dublin and Belfast, Galway or Limerick leave hourly.

Local Services

Use a Bus Éireann Stage-Carriage service when traveling to a rural destination. Access to some hinterlands may be limited to one day per week.

Late-Night Bus

Stay awake for the Bus Éireann Nightrider routes through Dublin on Fridays and Saturdays after a night touring Dublin's pubs.

Article Written By Matt Becht

Matt Becht is a freelance filmmaker from Cleveland, Ohio. Becht’s college curriculum included courses in English composition, creative writing, and scriptwriting. He began writing professionally in 2009, and has been published in eHow, Trails.com, Travels.com and Golflink.com. Becht holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University.

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