National Express and Bus Eireann partner to re-launch cross-country route
For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, National Express customers will be able to make the overnight journey to Dublin from London twice a week, on Fridays and Sundays.
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National Express has announced that it is partnering with Irish coach operator Bus Éireann to re-launch the London – Dublin coach service (via Birmingham) for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Operating on the new Bus Éireann Expressway, customers can now make the overnight journey to the Emerald Isle in comfort. The service operates twice weekly, on Fridays and Sundays, departing from London Victoria Coach Station at 18:00 and arriving into Dublin Busáras Bus Station the following day at 06:30. The journey includes a ferry crossing at Holyhead.
Pre-pandemic, more than 15,000 passengers used the service between Britain and Ireland each year. Once the route launches, customers will be able to travel to the Irish capital easily and affordably by coach, with a generous baggage allowance including a free first suitcase up to 15kg, comfortable seating and on-board wifi.
With bus and ferry transportation emitting significantly less carbon dioxide per passenger kilometre than flying, the return of the Expressway Eurolines service means customers can make a sustainable travel choice and lower their carbon footprint.
John Boughton, Commercial Director at National Express, said: “We’re pleased to be partnering with Bus Éireann to re-launch the popular service connecting London with Dublin. As demand for affordable transport grows, coach travel is a great way to get to Dublin whether you’re visiting friends and family, going on holiday or getting to University. Journeys are comfortable and more reliable, plus it’s easy to travel from central London without the hassle of getting to the airport or enduring long queues.”
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