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Bus eireann commences new daily bus services to Ireland West Airport Knock serving towns on the Derry-Sligo-Galway Route 64

Ireland West Airport Knock are delighted to announce the introduction of new daily bus services to Ireland West Airport Knock with Bus Eireann connecting towns on the Derry-Sligo-Galway route 64 with Ireland West Airport Knock.

The new services which started on Sunday 31st January Bus Eireann will operate 14 new coach services on the Derry-Sligo-Galway and Galway-Sligo-Derry route 64 servicing all towns and villages on the routes and Ireland West Airport Knock.

These new services will be a welcome boost to people in these regions and will provide essential access between towns in the wider catchment and Ireland West Airport Knock.

Commenting on this news, Joe Gilmore, Managing Director, Ireland West Airport Knock said: “We are delighted to welcome the introduction of these new bus services with Bus Eireann  People from as far as Donegal, Letterkenny, Ballyshannon and Galway use this airport on a regular basis and they will now have the option of using one of 14 daily services on the Derry–Sligo-Galway, Galway-Sligo-Derry route which will offer great flexibility for passengers travelling on the 20+ destinations to the UK and Europe offered by the airport.  These new services will be the bridge for people travelling to and from the UK on our 9 routes from Birmingham, Bristol, East-Midlands, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds – Bradford, London Stansted, London Luton and London Gatwick and will offer great connectivity to the West and North West regions   We thank Bus Eireann for their commitment to the airport and look forward to working with them to ensure the new services prove to be a huge success’

Liam Scollan, Chairman Ireland West Airport Knock commented ‘We are delighted with the announcement of these new services and thank Bus Eireann for their commitment and support for the airport.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank local representatives, businesses, the media, and the people in the region who supported our campaign to establish bus links to the airport and hope this is the beginning of a long partnership with Bus Eireann which will see further connectivity between the Airport and towns in the West and East of the country being introduced’

Rory Leahy, Spokesperson for Bus Eireann commented ‘Bus Éireann is pleased to be able to offer direct coach services to Ireland West Airport Knock on our Derry/Sligo/Galway route 64, connecting with our nationwide express coach network. Judging by the popularity of our other direct airport services, the travelling public like the convenience of using public transport. Customers have no car parking to worry about, no driving and will have direct access to all the towns along the western seaboard. We look forward to working with the airport staff to make these services a success’

Passengers are reminded that you can save 10% when you purchase your tickets online at’

To view details of the new timetable of services both to and from Ireland West Airport Knock please visit or alternatively visit our website on

Please note also that the route 449 Charlestown/Ireland West Airport Knock feeder bus will be withdrawn on 31st January following commencement of the new services.