Enhanced Galway-Athlone-Dublin bus service announced

Bus Eireann Expressway has announced the introduction of a new and improved timetable on the Route 20/X20 from Galway -Athlone-Dublin City-Dublin Airport. The service came into effect on Sunday, July 29.

The improvements on Expressway Route 20/X20 service will deliver a more direct route from Galway/Loughrea/Ballinasloe and Athlone to Dublin City and Dublin Airport. The new timetable offers increased frequency across the route with value fares and a more direct timetable to cater for the demands of the vast majority of customers using this corridor.

The Expressway X20 offers a non-stop service between Athlone and Dublin City/Dublin Airport and this is now enhanced by an additional 4 services daily, with an additional 5 services daily operating non-stop between Dublin Airport/Dublin City and Athlone.

Service improvements for the Expressway Route 20/X20 include an additional two services in each direction Monday to Friday, an additional nine limited stop X20 services connecting Galway/Loughrea/Ballinasloe/Athlone & Dublin city, an additional four non-stop services between Athlone and Dublin city and an additional five non-stop services between Dublin city and Athlone.

Customers travelling to the airport can avoid fuel, parking, and toll costs and instead enjoy extra comfort seats and charging points, with stress free travel and free on-board WiFi. Tickets are available to purchase on board but a five percent discount is applied to online bookings at www.expressway.ie "The new Expressway Route 20/X20 is being introduced in response to customer demand for a dedicated high frequency route between Dublin City and Dublin Airport to Athlone and Galway,” said Seán Forde, Expressway Product Manager.

Expressway services are wholly commercial services and receive no State funding and the new timetable was approved by the National Transport Authority. A new timetable for the Expressway Route 20/X20, Galway–Athlone–Dublin City–Dublin Airport was approved by the National Transport Authority.

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