Suspension of Services due to COVID-19
In the current environment, we all have to be fully aware of our responsibilities in relation to public health and wellbeing. Given the ever changing environment, it is impossible for anyone to predict the immediate effects and what changes the situation may bring.
As the safety and the wellbeing of our loyal customers and staff is our main priority, we will suspend the operation of all services effective immediately from tonight (March 16th) @ 23:59 until further notice. No services will run from March 17th onwards. On behalf of everyone at Dublin Coach, we are truly sorry for any inconvenience the Covid-19 crisis may be causing you and your family.
For all customers who booked their tickets online and were due to travel in the coming weeks, we have waived our "Change my booking" fees.
It is with a heavy heart we are implementing these measures. However we are confident it is the right decision in order to safeguard our customers’ and drivers’ health, which is of paramount importance to us at these unprecedented and difficult times. Please be careful over the coming weeks and stay safe.
Customers will be updated through our website and social media platforms. Please contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
We hope to see everyone on board again in the near future.
STATUS RED Weather Warning for 29/02/2020: Route 300 M7 Services Affected
Due to the Status Red Weather Warning being issued to Clare, valid from 13:00 – 16:00 on Sat 29th Feb, a number of our M7 services will be affected. Ennis and Bunratty will not be serviced during this time. See full details of affected services.
UPDATE: All services are running normally again. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Services Affected : Route 300 - M7 Service
Departing from Ennis:
- 13:00 will begin at 13:45 in Arthurs Quay. Ennis and Bunratty will not be serviced.
- 14:00 will begin at 14:45 in Arthurs Quay. Ennis and Bunratty will not be serviced.
- 15:00 will begin at 15:45 in Arthurs Quay. Ennis and Bunratty will not be serviced.
- 16:00 will begin at 16:30 in Ennis. Please expect the service to run 30 minutes delayed at all subsequent departure points.
Departing from Dublin:
- 09:45 out of Dublin will terminate in Arthurs Quay at 12:30. Ennis and Bunratty will not be serviced.
- 10:45 out of Dublin will terminate in Arthurs Quay at 13:30. Ennis and Bunratty will not be serviced.
- 11:45 out of Dublin will terminate in Arthurs Quay at 14:30. Ennis and Bunratty will not be serviced.
- 12:45 out of Dublin will terminate in Arthurs Quay at 15:30. Ennis and Bunratty will not be serviced.
Prebooked tickets for these time will be valid on other services.
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. All decisions made have both passenger and driver safety in mind. We are monitoring the weather warning closely and will make amendments if there are any changes.
M1 Service - temporary stop change departing Dublin 28th Dec to 2nd Jan
Due to the New Year festival preparation we will be unable to access Custom House Quay from 28th Dec till 2nd Dec. All services will depart from George’s Quay.
The timetable during this period will not be affected. See our full timetable on our M1 Service page.
Time for our final Festive Friday competition
Christmas is almost here which means we are also in our final week of our Festive Friday competitions!
This weeks prize is a one-night stay for 2 in The Bedford Townhouse & Cafe in Limerick City, a €50 voucher for Kildare Village and 2 Dublin Coach Tickets.
Dublin Coach Christmas Schedule 2019
Dublin Coach would like to advise customers of alterations to services over the Christmas period. Please see our Christmas schedule for full details:
No services will operate on Christmas Day, and there will be alterations to some services on Christmas Eve and St. Stephens Day.
Services on New Years Eve and New Years Day will run as normal.
Dublin Coach would like to wish all our customers a very happy Christmas and we look forward to serving you in 2020!
Time for our third Festive Friday competition
It's the most wonderful time of the year… It's time for Festive Fridays with Dublin Coach! For the FOUR FRIDAYS before Christmas you will have a chance to win some fantastic prizes.
The prize in our third Festive Friday competition is a €50 One4all voucher, €50 voucher for Christmas shopping in Willow & Oak, €50 voucher to enjoy a Christmas movie at SGC Dungarvan and 2 return Dublin Coach tickets!
Turning on of Christmas Lights in Limerick City this Sunday November 17th
Due to the Christmas lights getting switched on in Limerick City this Sunday, our stop at Superdrug on William Street will be inaccessible for buses on the 307 and 308 routes. All 307 and 308 services on Sunday will start from the bus stop at Future Sound and Vision, Upper William Street.
Our stop at Arthur’s Quay will be fully operational all day Sunday for all buses on the M7 Express 300 route. However, please leave extra time for your journey as there will be very heavy traffic, and a lot of pedestrians in Limerick City on Sunday afternoon and evening.
M7 Service: Notice Regarding Bus Stop at Kildare Outlet Village
Due to roadworks taking place, our regular bus stop at Kildare Village will be inaccessible each night this week from 8pm until 6am the following morning.
A temporary stop will be in operation during these hours (20:00 - 06:00), 100m from our regular stop closer to Kildare Town.
Temporary Stop Location
From 20:00-06:00 each night, please go to a temporary bus stop which will be located 100 meters from our regular bus stop, closer to Kildare Town.
Please note: The temporary bus stop will only be in place from 20.00-6.00am each night. Outside of these times we will continue to use our regular bus stop.
Clocks changing on Sunday: Note regarding 1.00am services from Ennis and Tralee on Sun 27th Oct
Both the 1.00am service from Tralee and the 1.00am service from Ennis will depart at 1.00am Summer time on Sunday morning.
The clocks will then move back an hour when these two buses are in transit. See the revised times for these two services:
- Ennis: 1.00am (Summer Time)
- Bunratty: 1.20am (Summer Time)
- Arthurs Quay: 1.45am (Summer Time)
- UL: 2.00am (Summer Time)
- Annacotty: 1.05am (Winter Time)
- Kildare Village: 2.35am (Winter Time)
- Tralee: 1.00am (Summer Time)
- Abbeyfeale: 1.35am (Summer Time)
- Newcastlewest: 1.55am (Summer Time)
- Adare: 1.15am (Winter Time)
- Arthurs Quay: 1.45am (Winter Time)
- UL: 2.00am (Winter Time)
- Annacotty: 2.05am (Winter Time)
- Kildare Village: 3.35am (Winter Time)
Limerick Customers: 307 & 308 services will run twice as often from the city centre!
From October 14th, we will depart every 15 minutes from William Street and UL from morning to evening. Also serving Childers Road, Ballysimon Road, Castletroy and Groody Link Road.
Great value service with adult single fares costing just €2! Free Travel Pass is accepted on all Dublin Coach services.
M7 Service: Temporary Stop Change in UL this Sunday 29th September
Please note that our bus stop at The Stables in UL will be closed this Sunday 29/09/2019 between 11:05am and 2:00pm, due to the mini marathon taking place on the grounds of the campus.
During this time on Sunday all buses will use the bus stop located between The Stables and The Flagpoles.
How to get to our Temporary Stop Location
The Stables walk towards The Flagpoles, past the new library building, through the roundabout, and the bus stop is on your right hand side.
M1 Service: Temporary Stop location in Dublin City Friday 20th September
Due to a protest in Dublin City Centre on Friday 20/09/2019, the following services to Belfast will depart from a temporary bus stop located on George's Quay: 11:30am, 12:30pm
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
See our M1 service page for timetable
September Student Competitions at Dublin Coach
We are giving away a 1-month travel pass to 1 lucky student every week for 4 weeks. These passes can be used as often as you like on one of our routes.
Every Wednesday for the month of September we will be giving away a free travel pass for one month on a route of your choice on Facebook.
Valid Student ID for 2019/20 will be required to claim the prize.
N7 Service: Temporary stop closure at Naas Post Office - Saturday 17th
Due to the Naas Community Event, we are unable to service our Naas Post Office Stop between the hours of 10:00am and 18:00pm on Saturday 17th August 2019.
Passengers travelling towards Dublin can use our stops at Naas Fire Station or Naas Cemetery.
Passengers travelling towards Portlaoise can use our stops at Kildare Council Offices or Tara Court.
Dublin Coach apologise for any inconvenience caused.
M9 Service: Use of temporary stop in Cork ends 6pm Friday 16th August
Dublin Coach will continue to use the temporary bus stop on Alfred Street, Cork City until 18.00 on Friday 16/08/2019.
After this time we will revert to using our regular bus stop on St Patrick’s Quay.
Thank you for your cooperation.
To see the location of our regular stop, visit our M9 Route Page and click on the "Cork - St Patricks Quay" stop name
M1 Service: Temporary relocation of Dublin stop this Saturday August 3rd
Dublin/Belfast customers please note, due to the Liffey Swim this Saturday 3rd August 2019, our usual stop in Dublin will not be accessible from 9:00 - 18:00 Sat 3rd.
During this period all Dublin Coach arrivals and departures will be from a temporary bus stop located on George's Quay. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
See our M1 service page for timetable
Win a trip to Belfast for the opening night of Avenue Q with Dublin Coach!
The "Dublin Coach Summer of Getaways & Giveaways" continues with a chance to win a trip for 2 to Belfast on August 7th for the opening night of Avenue Q. in collaboration with the Waterfront Hall and Hilton Belfast.
This fantastic prize includes 2x tickets for Avenue Q at Waterfront Hall on August 7th, 1 night stay for 2 at the Hilton Belfast and 2x Dublin Coach return tickets.
As well as weekly competitions, we will also share one of our new promo deals every Friday with you on the Dublin Coach Facebook page. Be sure to follow us on Facebook so you don't miss out!
M9 Service: Temporary relocation of Cork stop 19th July - 16th August
Cork customers please note, due to the installation of water pipes at St Patrick’s Quay, Cork, our usual stop in Cork will be inaccessible from Friday 19/07/2019 until Friday 16/08/2019.
During this period, all Dublin Coach services will arrive and depart from a temporary bus stop located on Alfred Street.
M7 Service: Temporary stop relocation in Killarney on Saturday 06/07/2019
Due to the Ring of Kerry cycle taking place tomorrow, 06/07/19, our departure point will be temporarily moved from our regular stop on Mission Road to outside the car park on Lewis Road between 11:30am and 18:30pm.
The below services will be affected:
Use the Free Travel Pass on our M1 Belfast - Dublin services from July 1st
Dublin Coach is delighted to announce that effective from Monday July 1st 2019 we will accept the Free Travel Pass and Dfl Smart Pass on our express M1 Dublin to Belfast route.
Our M1 express service departs from Glengall St. Belfast and Custom Quay, Dublin City Centre, providing 16 non-stop daily services in each direction. So, from July 1st grab your Free Travel Pass and travel in luxury from Dublin to Belfast in under two hours.
We will continue to accept the Free Travel Pass on all of our other routes.
You can now plan a trip with Dublin Coach to Kildare Village, The Waterford Greenway, Limerick, Killarney, Ennis, Kilkenny, Cork, Dublin City or Dublin Airport on presentation of your Free Travel Pass.
Find out more about our services that accept the Free Travel Pass:
Dublin Coach Summer of Getaways & Giveaways
Dublin Coach is very excited to launch the "Dublin Coach Summer of Getaways & Giveaways".
In collaboration with Waterford Council, Dungarvan & West Waterford Chamber Of Commerce, Waterford Chamber of Commerce and many more, we are very excited will bring you some amazing special offers as well as giving away some fantastic summer prizes over the next EIGHT WEEKS!
Temporary change for Dundrum Main Street stop on Sunday 30th June
Due to the Dundrum Arts Festival taking place, Dundrum Main Street is closed next Sunday June 30th between 13:00 and 18:00. Please use our stop at Dundrum Luas or Wyckham Way.
See the timetable and locations for these stops on our Dublin Airport - Dundrum route page:
M7 services: Temporary changes due to Great Limerick Run, Sunday 5th May
As the Great Limerick Run is taking place on the streets of Limerick this Sunday 05/05/2019 Dublin Coach must make some changes to the bus stops used on the day in Limerick.
Alternative pick-up and drop-off points will be in operation as follows:
- Arthurs Quay stop: temporary stop on Dock Road between 08:00 - 16:00
- UL stop: temporary stop next to the Hurlers Pub between 08:30 - 13:00
- Annacotty stop: not affected
See full details of temporary stops here. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Arthurs Quay Stop:
The stop at Arthurs Quay will not be used between 8.00am and approx. 4.00pm on Sunday 05/05/2019.
Any customers wishing to board buses during this time from Limerick City going to Ennis, Tralee, Killarney or Dublin please go to a temporary bus stop which will be in place on the Dock Road near Limerick 95FM studios. Signs will be in place to indicate the temporary bus stop.
We will send updates on social media on Sunday to indicate when the Arthurs’s Quay stop will reopen.
The Stables Stop, University of Limerick:
The stop at The Stables, UL will be closed on Sunday 05/05/2019 from 8.30am to approx. 1.00pm.
Any customers wishing to board buses during this time going to Ennis, Tralee, or Killarney please go to a temporary bus stop which will be located at the bus stop opposite The Hurlers Pub, Dublin Road, Limerick. Signs will be in place to indicate the temporary bus stop.
Any customers wishing to board buses during this time going to Dublin or Kildare Village please go to a temporary bus stop which will be located at the bus stop next to The Hurlers Pub, Dublin Road, Limerick. Signs will be in place to indicate the temporary bus stop.
We will send updates on social media on Sunday to indicate when the UL stop will reopen
Unaffected by Great Limerick Run.
Easter Competition: Win a 50 euro Kildare Village voucher and Dublin Coach tickets
To say thank you to our customers, we are giving away a €50 voucher for Kildare Village and 2 return tickets for any one of our Dublin Coach routes! Click here to find out more...
Go on an Easter Eggspedition with Dublin Coach!
Dublin Coach can get you to where you need to go this Easter. See our top picks for places to visit over the Easter break.