Bus Éireann announces improved services and timetables on Route S2, Strandhill to Rosses Point

Enhanced route S2 coming into effect Sunday 17th of December

12 December 2023

Bus Éireann, is pleased to announce significantly enhanced services and timetables on Route S2, Strandhill to Rosses Point which will come into effect on Sunday, 17th December.

Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan Connecting Ireland Logo (300x154)

The significantly enhanced Route S2 is part of the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan, which is a major national public transport initiative developed and funded by the National Transport Authority (NTA) as part of the Transport for Ireland (TFI) Network.

Doubling the current route frequency

Route S2, Strandhill to Rosses Point will offer passengers double the current route frequency, providing thirty one daily round trips Monday to Friday, with twenty nine return trips on a Saturday and twenty six on a Sunday. The improved route offers expanded hours of service which will operate every 30 minutes Monday to Friday. The enhanced service will provide passengers with increased connectivity with ATU Sligo, Sligo University Hospital and rail services.

Bus Éireann Route S2 will serve Strandhill, Buenos Ayres Drive, Kilbrone Drive, Mannionstown, Sligo GAA, Second Sea Road, Sea Road, Strandhill Road, Sligo, Connaughton Road, Sligo University Hospital, ATU Sligo, Clarion Road, Ballytivnan Road, Rosses Point Road, Balllincar, Creggs Corner and Rosses Point.

New stops added on Buenos Ayres Drive and near Kilbrone Drive

The S2 will be rerouted in the Strandhill area to operate in both directions via Buenos Ayres Drive. The existing stop on Burmah Road towards Sligo & Rosses Point will no longer be served, with new stops added on Buenos Ayres Drive and near Kilbrone Drive.

Enhanced routes creating over 58 new jobs

        “Bus Éireann is delighted to introduce these significant enhancements to Route S2, Strandhill to Rosses Point, doubling the daily services for our passengers Monday to Sunday, providing expanded hours of operation across the route,” said Brian Connolly, Bus Éireann, Senior Operations Manager, West. “Thanks to the National Transport Authority, through the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan, we have added almost 1.8 million kilometres to our network this month, creating over 58 new jobs. Demand for our services in the West is higher now than pre-pandemic, passenger numbers nationally are 20-30% higher than they were in 2019, this enhanced service will enable us to connect our growing number of customers with who and what matters to them.”

Additional Information

Updated service details and timetables are available at buseireann.ie.