Travel from Dublin to Ballina on Expressway Route 22

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Travel from Dublin to Ballina on Expressway Route 22

Departing from Busáras Bus Station in Dublin's city centre, and with daily services to and from Dublin Airport, the Expressway Route 22 service travels via the M4 motorway to Ballina in Co Mayo and back. It passes through Maynooth, Mullingar, Longford and Charlestown en route, arriving in Ballina, Co Mayo at the Ballina Bus Station on Kevin Barry Street.

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Services and Stops

Not only is the Expressway Route 22 bus service one of the fastest ways of travelling between Dublin and Ballina, it's also one of the most convenient, with seven services leaving from Dublin and eight from Ballina per day.

Departing from the Busáras Bus Station in Dublin's city centre, and with three services per day also leaving from Dublin Airport, the Expressway Route 22 service travels via the M4 motorway to Ballina in Co Mayo and back. It passes through Maynooth, Mullingar, Longford and Charlestown en route, arriving in Ballina, Co Mayo at the Ballina Bus Station on Kevin Barry Street.

Notable stops:

Dublin Airport

Route 22 operates 7 services a-day to Dublin Airport and 3 services a-day picking up from Dublin Airport.

Departures from Ballina start at 01:00 am, and end at 17.15 pm. For Dublin Airport users travelling back, the service operates three times a day at 12:30 pm, 15:30 pm and 18:00 pm.

With Expressway Route 22, passengers are dropped right outside the terminal at Dublin Airport.

For more information on our airport services, click here.

For more information on Dublin Airport, click here.

Maynooth

Expressway route 22 to Ballina departs from the 67A Terminus in Maynooth 7 times a day from 07:50 am with the last service departing at 23:50 pm.

Heading for Dublin, the service commences at 04:05 am with the last service departing Maynooth at 21:30 pm.

Mullingar

Expressway route 22 to Ballina departs Mullingar from three locations at the ESSO service station on the N4, from Castle Street and opposite Mullingar Regional Hospital.

Please note that this service does not go to Mullingar on the return trip from Ballina to Dublin.


Dublin to Ballina Journey Time

The journey time is approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes when the bus leaves from Busáras, and 4 hours and 15 minutes when the bus leaves from Dublin Airport.

Onboard services include extra-comfortable seats, Wi-Fi access and charging points.


Dublin to Ballina Coaches

Expressway coaches are a byword for comfort - reclining leather seats, air conditioning, sockets for charging any phones and laptops you might have, free Wi-Fi onboard, and plenty of room for any luggage you may have. Our fleet of brand new coaches will ensure your journey is Way Better.


Arriving in Ballina

Ballina Bus Station is in the heart of the town and is the last stop on Expressway Route 22.

Staying in Ballina

Ballina has a very lively entertainment scene and a variety of restaurants serving Irish, European and Asian cuisine and a number of late bars as well as a number of accommodations such as the picturesque Mount Falcon Estate and the upmarket Ice House Hotel on the River Moy Estuary.

Ballina Activities & Events

Ballina's location on the River Moy favours salmon fishing, and one of the best spots, the Ridge Pool, is situated in the heart of the town.

The Ballina Salmon Festival is held annually in July in the town. The festival includes Heritage Day, where most of the centre of the town is closed to traffic and the streets fill with arts and craft stalls and demonstrations of transport from days gone by. The festival finale is a Mardi Gras followed by a monster fireworks display.

Tourist attractions include two museums in the town, the Jackie Clarke Collection and Belleek Castle Museum.

The town also hosts an annual music festival: Fesant Fest. The festival, held every summer in Emmett's Bar on Hill St., began in 2011, and is organised by a collective of punk/DIY enthusiasts which has been organising gigs in the town since 2000.


Arriving in Dublin

Stepping off in our city’s capital opens up the entire island of Ireland for any prospective passengers travelling on, with our extensive services from Dublin giving you unparalleled access to the island of Ireland. See our list of related routes for details.

Dublin Shopping

If you’re heading to Dublin for a day out, you’re absolutely spoilt for choice. From high street shopping in Grafton Street, to some of Ireland’s best bars and restaurants, Dublin dwellers are spoilt for choice.

Tourist Attractions in Dublin

If you’re looking for a good day out, you could do worse than to spoil yourself with the historic delights of the Capital.

From the Book of Kells in the glorious surroundings of Trinity College , to the National Museum and Gallery, some of Ireland’s most storied sculptures and artefacts are just a 5 minute walk from Busáras.

If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, why not head North to Glasnevin, and learn about the heroes of Ireland’s revolutionary past in Glasnevin Cemetery.

A trip to the northside is never complete without a visit to the GAA’s home of Croke Park – in the museum you can learn all about the heritage and history of our national sports.

Dublin Public Transport

When you’re in Dublin, the best way to get around is by public transport. Here are a number of suggestions available to you:

When you’re in Dublin, the best way to get around is either with:

Dublin Bus
Luas
DART

Service Number
            SuO  
Dublin Airport (Atrium Rd Zone 11 Stop 2) DEP. .... .... 12.30 15.30 18.00 .... ....
Dublin (Busáras) 07.00 10.00 13.00 P 16.00 P 18.30 P 21.00 23.00
Dublin (North Wall Quay 3Arena) 07.05 P 10.05 P | | | | 23.05 P
Dublin Airport (Atrium Rd Zone 11 Stop 2) 07.20 P 10.20 P | | | | 23.20 P
Dublin (Opp Heuston Station) | | 13.05 P 16.05 P 18.35 P 21.05 P |
Liffey Valley (Lucan Road) | | 13.15 P 16.15 P 18.45 P 21.15 P |
Lucan (Spa Hotel) 07.40 P 10.40 P | | | | 23.40 P
Maynooth (67A Terminus) 07.50 A 10.50 A 13.30 A 16.30 A 19.00 A 21.30 P 23.50 A
Mullingar (N4 Service Area − Esso) | | | | | 22.06 D 00.26 D
Mullingar (Castle Street) 08.32 11.32 | | | | |
Mullingar (Opposite Regional Hospital) 08.35 11.35 | | | | |
Ballinalack (Mulligans) 08.49 11.49 14.19 17.19 19.49 22.19 00.39
Rathowen (Garda Station) 08.53 11.53 14.23 17.23 19.53 22.23 00.43
Edgeworthstown (Pound St Westbound) 09.00 12.00 14.30 17.30 20.00 22.30 00.50
Longford (Dublin Road − St Josephs) 09.12 12.12 14.42 17.42 20.12 22.42 01.02
Longford (Rail Station) ARR. 09.15 12.15 14.45 17.45 20.15 | |
Longford (Rail Station) DEP. 09.20 12.20 14.50 17.50 20.20 | |
Longford (Courthouse − Main St) | | | | | 22.45 01.05
Tarmonbarry (Garda Station) 09.30 12.30 15.00 18.00 20.30 22.55 01.15
Strokestown (Percy French Hotel) 09.40 12.40 15.10 18.10 20.40 23.05 01.25
Tulsk (Conways) 09.55 12.55 15.25 18.25 20.55 23.20 01.35
Ballinagare (N5 Westbound Stop) 10.05 13.05 15.35 18.35 21.05 23.30 01.45
Frenchpark (Post Office) 10.09 13.09 15.39 18.39 21.09 23.34 01.49
Ballaghaderreen (Hanleys) 10.19 13.19 15.49 18.49 21.19 23.44 01.59
Carracastle Church | | 16.00 | 21.30 | |
Charlestown (Market Square − Garveys) 10.35 13.35 16.07 19.05 21.37 00.00 02.15 D
Swinford (Cards & Gifts Shop) 10.46 13.46 16.18 19.16 21.48 00.11 02.26 D
Foxford (Browns Monument ) 10.58 13.58 16.30 19.28 22.00 00.23 02.38 D
Ballina (Bus Station) ARR. 11.15 14.15 16.47 19.45 22.17 00.40 02.50
Service Number
          SuO     SuO
Ballina (Bus Station) DEP. 01.00 06.30 09.30 12.30 15.30 15.30 17.15 18.15
Foxford (Opp Browns Monument) 01.15 06.45 09.45 12.45 15.45 15.45 17.30 18.30
Swinford (O'Connor's Hotel) 01.27 06.57 09.57 12.57 15.57 15.57 17.42 18.42
Charlestown (Market Square − Murrays) 01.38 07.08 10.08 13.08 16.08 16.08 17.53 18.53
Carracastle (Opp Church) | | 10.14 | | | | |
Ballaghaderreen (BMW Office) 01.54 07.24 10.26 13.24 | 16.24 18.09 19.09
Frenchpark (Opposite Post Office) 02.04 07.34 10.36 13.34 | 16.34 18.19 19.19
Ballinagare (N5 Eastbound stop) 02.08 07.38 10.40 13.38 | 16.38 18.23 19.23
Tulsk (Opp Conway's) 02.20 07.48 10.50 13.48 | 16.48 18.33 19.33
Strokestown (Bridge St − Arcadia) 02.30 08.03 11.05 14.03 | 17.03 18.48 19.48
Tarmonbarry (Eastbound Stop) 02.40 08.13 11.15 14.13 | 17.13 18.58 19.58
Longford (Rail Station) ARR. 02.50 08.25 11.27 14.25 | 17.25 19.10 20.10
Longford (Rail Station) DEP. 02.50 08.30 11.32 14.30 | 17.30 19.15 20.15
Longford (Dublin Road − Topaz) 02.53 08.33 11.35 14.33 | 17.33 19.18 20.18
Edgeworthstown (Pound St Eastbound) 03.05 08.45 11.47 14.45 | 17.45 19.30 20.30
Rathowen (Opposite Garda Station) 03.12 08.52 11.54 14.52 | 17.52 19.37 20.37
Ballinalack (Opposite Mulligans) 03.16 08.56 11.58 14.56 | 17.56 19.41 20.41
Maynooth (67A Terminus) 04.05 09.45 D 12.47 D 15.45 D | 18.45 A 20.30 A 21.30 D
Lucan (Opposite Spa Hotel) ARR. 04.15 D 09.55 D 12.55 D 15.55 D | | 20.40 D 21.40 D
Liffey Valley (Opp Shopping Centre) ARR. 04.20 D 10.00 D 13.02 D 16.00 D | | 20.45 D 21.45 D
Dublin (Heuston Station) ARR. | 10.10 D 13.12 D 16.10 D | | | 21.55 D
Dublin (Eden Quay) ARR. | 10.15 D 13.17 D 16.15 D | | | |
Dublin (North Wall Quay 3Arena) ARR. | 10.20 D 13.22 D 16.20 D | | | |
Dublin Airport (Atrium Rd Zone 11 Stop 2) ARR. 04.35 D 10.35 13.37 16.35 18.55 D 19.15 D 21.00 D |
Dublin (East Wall Rd Opp 3Arena) ARR. 04.50 D .... .... .... | | | |
Dublin (Busáras) ARR. 04.55 .... .... .... 19.15 19.35 21.20 22.05

Key:

P = Pick-up stop only.

D = Drop-off stop only.

A = Will carry passengers from Dublin Airport to Maynooth, but may not carry passengers from city centre to Maynooth.

SuO = Operates Sundays and Public Holidays only.

Please Note:

During College terms only. the following extra services will operate:

  • Thursday & Friday only 09.30 ex Bailina to Dublin Airport; Friday only 12.30 ex Ballina to Dublin Airport.
  • Thursday & Friday only 15.30 ex Dublin Airport to Ballina: Friday only 18:00 ex Dublin Airport to Ballina: Friday only 1900 ex Maynooth (67A Terminus) to Longford (Rail Station).

No services on Christmas Day. Enquire about St.Stephen's Day services.

For services stopping at Longford Rail Station, there will be a short comfort stop. Toilet facilities are available.

From Dublin to Ballina


Depart:
  • Dublin Airport(Atrium Rd Zone 11 Stop 2) Dur: 4h 17m
     
  • Dublin (Busáras)
     
  • Dublin (North Wall Quay 3Arena)
     
  • Dublin Airport(Atrium Rd Zone 11 Stop 2)
     
  • Dublin (Opp Heuston Station)
     
  • Liffey Valley (Lucan Road)
     
  • Lucan (Spa Hotel)
     
  • Maynooth (67A Terminus)
     
  • Mullingar (N4 Service Area − Esso)
     
  • Mullingar (Castle Street)
     
  • Mullingar (Castle Street)
     
  • Mullingar (Opposite Regional Hospital)
     
  • Ballinalack (Mulligans)
     
  • Rathowen (Garda Station)
     
  • Edgeworthstown (Pound St Westbound)
     
  • Longford (Dublin Road − St Josephs)
     
  • Longford (Rail Station) arr.
     
  • Longford (Rail Station) dep.
     
  • Longford (Courthouse − Main St)
     
  • Tarmonbarry (Garda Station)
     
  • Strokestown (Percy French Hotel)
     
  • Tulsk (Conways)
     
  • Ballinagare (N5 Westbound stop)
     
  • Frenchpark (Post Office)
     
  • Ballaghaderreen (Hanleys)
     
  • Carracastle Church
     
  • Charlestown (Market Square − Garveys)
     
  • Swinford (Cards & Gifts Shop)
     
  • Foxford (Browns Monument )
    Arrive:
  • Ballina (Bus Station)

    From Ballina to Dublin


    Depart:
  • Ballina (Bus Station) Dur: 3h 55m
     
  • Foxford (Opp Browns Monument)
     
  • Swinford (O'Connor's Hotel)
     
  • Charlestown (Market Square − Murrays)
     
  • Carracastle (Opp Church)
     
  • Ballaghaderreen (BMW Office)
     
  • Frenchpark (Opposite Post Office)
     
  • Ballinagare (N5 Eastbound stop)
     
  • Tulsk (Opp Conway's)
     
  • Strokestown (Bridge St − Arcadia)
     
  • Tarmonbarry (eastbound stop)
     
  • Longford (Rail Station)
     
  • Longford (Rail Station)
     
  • Longford (Dublin Road − Topaz)
     
  • Edgeworthstown (Pound St Eastbound)
     
  • Rathowen (Opposite Garda Station)
     
  • Ballinalack (Opposite Mulligans)
     
  • Maynooth (67A Terminus)
     
  • Lucan (Opposite Spa Hotel)
     
  • Liffey Valley (Opp Shopping Centre)
     
  • Dublin (Heuston Station)
     
  • Dublin (Eden Quay)
     
  • Dublin (North Wall Quay 3Arena)
     
  • Dublin Airport(Atrium Rd Zone 11 Stop 2)
     
  • Dublin (East Wall Rd Opp 3Arena)
    Arrive:
  • Dublin Busáras