Bus Éireann’s Expressway Route 2
Bus Éireann has announced its Expressway Route 2 will add morning and evening services through Arklow from Tuesday 6th June.
The service has been licensed by the National Transport Authority (NTA) and is subject to final approvals from Wicklow County Council.
Departing Wexford town at 5.50am, the service will pick up in Arklow at 7.00am, arriving at Dublin’s Custom House Quay at 8.10am, and at Dublin Airport at 8.30am. Expressway runs between Arklow and Dublin on an hourly basis between 7.00am and 6.15pm, with the last departure at 8.30pm.The 5.00pm departure from Dublin airport will leave Busáras at 5.30pm and arrive in Arklow at 6.40pm. Expressway services depart Dublin airport for Arklow every hour from 10am to 7.00pm, with the last departure at midnight.
Expressway provides excellent connectivity for Arklow to Dublin and Wexford with 24 services every weekday
“Expressway provides excellent connectivity for Arklow to Dublin and Wexford with 24 services every weekday. With commuter demand it makes sense now to route all journeys through Arklow, bringing this to 26 weekday services,” said Eleanor Farrell, Chief Commercial Officer, Bus Éireann. “We are really pleased to be able to offer people living in Arklow an additional option, particularly for those who are commuting to Dublin to work. We thank our regular customers for travelling with us and look forward to welcoming new passengers on board.
”Expressway is Bus Éireann’s commercial intercity coach business, which does not receive State subvention.”
Passengers now have a range of options to choose from when it comes to public transport serving Arklow, such as:
- Bus services departing Gorey at 6am and 7.10am serving 3 locations in Arklow and multi-stop to Dublin City/ Dublin Airport. (740a)
- Bus services departing Gorey at 6.20am and 6.55am and arriving outside Arklow at Junction 20 at 7.10am and multi-stop to Dublin City/ Dublin Airport. (740)
- Irish Rail services to Dublin at 6.43am from Gorey, then calling at Arklow and Dublin.
To plan your journey check out https://www.transportforireland.ie/plan-a-journey/
Great Value Fares
Between Arklow and Dublin, the standard adult return fare is €22.20 when booked online at expressway.ie. A 10 journey ticket is €73.00, or €14.60 for a return journey.
People aged between 19 and 23 years with a Young Adult and Student Leap Card can buy return tickets online for €11.80.
A Taxsaver monthly pass between Arklow and Dublin costs €210, and includes all travel within the Greater Dublin Area yellow, blue, green and red zones. For customers paying the higher rate of tax, a saving of 52% means that a monthly ticket would effectively cost just €100.80.
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