National Express begin operation of Dublin Airport coach services

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Dublin Express commenced operation of three routes on Tuesday 3 March. It will operate a total of 72 services round the clock, operating via Dublin Port Tunnel between Dublin Airport and three city stops at Custom House, Smithfield and Merrion Square at €6 for a single journey.

The contract to run the Dublin Express was awarded to National Express in late 2019 and will be operated on its behalf by Bernard Kavanagh Coaches.

Bernard Kavanagh Coaches are operating the service on behalf of National Express. DUBLIN EXPRESS

John Boughton, Managing Director of National Express Ireland, commented: “We’re excited to see the first vehicles in our state-of-the-art fleet of coaches hit the roads next week.

“Dublin Express will transform what it means to ride an airport service in Dublin with a guaranteed seat with every booking, reclining leather seats, extra legroom, a generous luggage allowance, free WiFi and charging sockets.

“Booking and payment is easy with tap-and-go and contactless ticketing at the airport plus real time information means customers can track their coach.”

A phased expansion of Dublin Express will see additional services being added to increase frequency and connect more locations across the city.

“We have ambitious plans to build on phase one, including developing what other products we can offer our customers. We’re keen to build relationships and are in conversation with many potential partners in the city.”