A new Eurolines coach service, using Irish Ferries sailings from Holyhead, will link London, Birmingham and Dublin this summer, with the first departure on Friday 16 July.
The new service operates until 5 September, providing travellers with comfortable reclining seats and plenty of leg-room in Eurolines’ luxury air-conditioned coaches.
Leaving London Victoria at 06:30hrs every Monday to Friday, the coach picks up in Birmingham at 09:00hrs, drives straight to Holyhead and onto the ship, arriving into Dublin Central Bus Station at 18:10hrs.
During the crossing on Irish Ferries’ Ulysses – the world’s largest car ferry – passengers can stroll on deck, relax in the lounge, enjoy a drink in the bar, a meal in the restaurant, shop or even watch a film in the cinema.
Return fares start at £61 per person, for city-centre to city-centre travel and a free luggage allowance of two medium-sized cases.
“We have operated a London to Cork service with Eurolines for some time,” says Irish Ferries’ head of passenger sales Declan Mescall, “And we’re delighted to be chosen to operate the popular Dublin route.”
“The Coach/Ship journey is not only great value but – with its daytime travel – a civilised experience. It is also a greener journey: travelling by coach and ship like this produces six times less carbon emissions than flying.”