Bus Éireann updates
BUS Éireann and Expressway
issue updated travel advice as capacity doubles to 50%
and inter-county travel returns today, Monday, 10th of
Ireland’s national bus company is advising customers to
travel outside of peak times, to book a guaranteed seat
for inter-regional Expressway travel and to be prepared
for greater demand on some services, especially during
periods of fine weather, at weekends and morning/evening
Allen Parker, Chief
Customer Officer, Bus Éireann said: “It is very welcome
that public transport will now be operating at a
capacity of 50% and we look forward to playing our part
in the safe reopening of society. For Bus Éireann that
means carrying between 20 and 30 passengers on board,
depending on vehicle size,” said Allen Parker, Chief
Customer Officer, Bus Éireann.
“As restrictions begin to ease across the country we
anticipate there may be capacity pressures on certain
routes at certain times of the day. Therefore we are
encouraging our customers to ensure their journeys are
carefully planned, to pre-book a guaranteed Expressway
seats online and to travel off-peak – that is, after 9am
and avoiding 4pm - 6pm where possible. Fine weather
increases demand especially for routes to the coast, and
people should keep this in mind too."
Bus Éireann has introduced new services and schedules,
so if you haven’t travelled for some time, check
to plan your trip.
Be sure to book your outbound and return journeys on
so as to guarantee your seat – this is a new facility
not previously available.
The 50% capacity limit relates to seated and standing
passengers. Passengers are asked not to sit in the
marked-off aisle seats and to leave two rows behind the
driver vacant. The 50% capacity limit is clearly marked
The law requires people to wear face masks throughout
their journey. Drivers wear a face mask while passengers
are boarding and alighting. Face masks are available at
vending machines in stations. Hand sanitising units are
available on board and in stations.