A summer coach service to Dublin has been introduced from Birmingham and London offering return trips from £47 – including luggage, booking fee and taxes.
Eurolines, Europe’s leading coach company and a sister company of National Express, launched the summer service from Victoria and Birmingham Coach Stations to cater for the Irish community travelling home during the holidays.
The company has introduced modern air-conditioned coaches on the route with extra legroom. For the short hop across the Irish Sea at Holyhead, people travel aboard the luxury Irish Ferries' Ulysses - with onboard facilities including restaurants, lounges, bars and shops.
The coach departs London at 6:30am, arriving into Birmingham at 9am and Dublin Bus Station at 18:10. There is also a night service so people can travel through the night to wake up in Dublin. This departs at London at 5pm and arrives at 6:30am.
John Gilbert, President of Eurolines said:
The coach will take people from the heart of Birmingham’s Irish Community in Digbeth/ from the centre of London direct to Ireland’s Capital City. Savvy travellers who book seven days in advance will be able to secure return fares for £54 with free luggage - making the journey as affordable and stress free as possible.
Irish Ferries’ Head of Passenger Sales Declan Mescall said:
We have operated a London to Cork service with Eurolines for some time and so we’re delighted to be chosen to operate the London and Birmingham to Dublin route.
Youth/Senior £47 booked up to 24 hours before travel
Adult £53 booked up to 24 hours before travel
Youth Senior £57 booked on day of travel
Standard £64 booked on day of travel
Eurolines is Europe’s leading coach company and people can connect to more than 160 destinations within Ireland from Dublin.
The service can be booked at www.eurolines.co.uk