Bus Éireann was founded in 1987 as a subsidiary of Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ) to provide bus transport to Ireland, excluding Dublin City.
Bus Éireann operates city and town bus services in Athlone, Balbriggan, Cork, Drogheda, Dundalk, Galway, Limerick, Navan, Sligo and Waterford.
Bus Éireann Expressway offers direct and regular services on over 22 routes across Ireland. The routes also allow you to travel to major airports around the country without making any changes during your journey.
Bus Éireann services are fully integrated in the TFI National Journey Planner. The TFI National Journey Planner is a door-to-door journey planner that provides service information, directions and time estimates for taking a journey on all licenced public transport providers across Ireland.
You can use the TFI Journey Planner online or download the TFI National Journey Planner App free from the Apple App store or the Google Play store for Android devices.
The TFI Real Time Ireland App lets you check when your next Bus Éireann service is due.
Transport for Ireland is responsible for regulating the fares charged by Bus Éireann and all public transport, including taxis.
- You can purchase tickets by visiting the Bus Éireann website and you can also locate a specific fare by using the Bus Éireann fare finder.
- TFI Leap Card fares are up to 30% cheaper than cash single tickets on Bus Éireann services in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford cities. It’s available from the TFI Leap Card website and TFI Leap Card Ticket Agents. TFI Leap Card can be used on standard Bus Éireann services, excluding Expressway.
- Monthly and annual tickets are available to purchase through employers.
- €60 Hop on and Hop off “Open-Road” tourist travel pass.
- Weekly (10 Journey) tickets available for adult, student and children.
- Cash fare. These tickets are more expensive than using a TFI Leap Card.
- Tickets can be bought at any Bus Éireann Travel Centre.
For more information on fares, please visit the Bus Éireann website.
All city and town services are 100% wheelchair accessible. There is one designated wheelchair space on each service. One occupied buggy or push chair may utilise this space when it is not in use.
The coach fleet that operates Expressway and Regional services is 78% wheelchair accessible. Please see the Bus Éireann website for more information and the full list of wheelchair accessible Public Service Obligation (PSO) routes.
Some mobility scooters may not be permitted on a coach due to the shape and size. It’s important for you to contact the operator with a detailed description of your mobility scooter 24 hours in advance, so that they make check and see if they can store it. Please check the Bus Éireann Accessibility page for further details.
Guide dogs and assistance dogs are allowed to travel on all Bus Éireann vehicles free of charge. They must be clearly identifiable either by coat or harness, so that the driver may be able to identify them.
Phone: 1850 836 611