Dublin to Sligo with Expressway Route 23

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Dublin to Sligo with Expressway Route 23

From Busáras Bus Station in Dublin to Sligo via the M4 Motorway and with daily services to and from Dublin Airport, Route 23 passes through Maynooth, Longford, and Carrick-on-Shannon before arriving at Sligo Bus station.

A limited number of services also travel on to Sligo IT. Please view the timetable for specific information.

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Services and Stops

Not only is the Expressway Route 23 service one of the fastest ways of travelling between Dublin and Sligo, it's also one of the most convenient with 6 services per day departing from Dublin and 8 from Sligo.

From the Busáras Bus Station in Dublin to Sligo via the M4 Motorway, Route 23 passes through Dublin Airport, Maynooth, Longford, and Carrick-on-Shannon before arriving at Sligo Bus station.

A limited number of services also travel on to Sligo IT. Please view the timetable for specific information.

Notable stops:

Dublin Airport

Route 23 operates services 6 a-day to Dublin Airport and 6 services a-day picking up from Dublin Airport.

Airport specific services depart from Sligo between 01:00 am and 15.30 pm. There is also a daily service from Dublin Airport to Sligo departing at 07:40 am.

On Expressway Route 23, 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.

Longford

Travelling towards Sligo on Expressway Route 23 departs Longford from St. Joseph’s on the Dublin Road and Longford Rail Station.

On the return journey, we also drop passengers at a 4th stop outside AIB Bank on Longford Main Street.

Services towards Sligo start at 09:57 am and towards Dublin from 02:25 am. Please check the timetable and/or start the booking process for more information.

Carrick-on-Shannon

Travelling towards Sligo on Expressway Route 23 departs Carrick-on-Shannon opposite the landmark hotel 6 times a day from 10:40 am with the last departure at 01:46am.

Travelling towards Dublin, our services run from the Coffee Shop on the main street 8 times a day, departing between the hours of 01:50 am and 19:55 pm.


Dublin to Sligo Journey Time

The journey time is approximately three hours and 45 minutes. Sligo IT is a further 10 minutes away - please make sure you are booking a relevant service if you are travelling to Sligo IT.


Dublin to Sligo 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 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:

Dublin Bus
Luas
DART

Service Number            
             SuX
Dublin Airport (Atrium Rd Zone 11 Stop 2) DEP. 07.40 - - - - -
Dublin (Busáras) 08.00 P 11.00 13.45 17.30 20.00 23.00
Dublin (North Wall Quay 3Arena) | 11.05 P | | 20.05 P 23.05 P
Dublin Airport(Atrium Rd Zone 11 Stop 2) | 11.20 P 14.05 P 17.50 P 20.20 P 23.20 P
Lucan (Spa Hotel) 08.25 P 11.40 P 14.25 P 18.10 P 20.40 P 23.40 P
Maynooth (67A Terminus) | 11.50 A | | 20.50 A |
Mullingar (Castle Street) 09.17 12.32 15.17 | 21.32 00.28
Mullingar (Opposite Regional Hospital) 09.20 12.35 15.20 | 21.35 00.31
Ballinalack (Mulligans) 09.34 12.49 15.34 19.04 21.49 00.45
Rathowen (Garda Station) 09.38 12.53 15.38 19.08 21.53 00.49
Edgeworthstown (Pound St Westbound) 09.45 13.00 15.45 19.15 22.00 00.56
Longford (Dublin Road, St Josephs) 09.57 13.12 15.57 19.27 22.12 01.08
Longford (Rail Station) ARR. 10.00 13.15 16.00 19.30 | |
Longford (Rail Station) DEP. 10.05 13.20 16.05 19.35 | |
Longford (Courthouse − Main Street) | | | | 22.15 01.11
Newtownforbes (The Castle Inn) 10.15 13.30 16.15 19.45 22.25 01.21
Rooskey (Opposite Reynolds’) | | | 19.55 | |
Dromod (Notleys) | | | 19.58 | |
Annaduff Church (Opposite Church) 10.32 13.47 16.32 20.07 22.42 01.38
Carrick−on−Shannon (Opp Landmark Hotel) 10.40 13.55 16.40 20.15 22.50 01.46
Boyle (King House − Military Road) 10.55 14.10 16.55 | 23.05 02.01
Castlebaldwin (Morrisons Grocery) 11.09 14.24 17.09 20.39 | |
Drumfin (Morrison Memorial) 11.16 14.31 17.16 20.46 | |
Collooney (Opposite Quigley’s) | | 17.21 D 20.51 D | |
Ballisodare (Sally Gardens) | | 17.24 D 20.56 D | |
Sligo (Bus Station) 11.33 14.48 17.38 21.03 23.40 02.35
Sligo It (Ash Lane Bus Stop) ARR. 11.50 - - - 23.50 -
Service Number                
     SuX  SuO  SuX      SuX  SuO
Sligo It (Ash Lane Bus Stop) DEP. - - - - 12.00 .... 18.15 18.45
Sligo (Bus Station) 01.00 06.30 06.30 08.00 12.15 15.30 18.30 19.00
Ballisodare (Clancy Grocery) 01.09 | | 08.09 | | 18.39 19.09
Collooney (Quigley’s) 01.12 | | 08.12 | | 18.43 19.13
Drumfin (Opp Morrison Memorial) | | | 08.17 | | | |
Castlebaldwin (Opp Morrisons Grocery) 01.24 06.45 06.45 08.24 12.30 15.45 18.54 19.24
Boyle (King House − Military Road) 01.35 | | 08.40 12.50 16.05 19.10 19.40
Carrick−on−Shannon (Coffee Shop) 01.50 07.15 07.15 08.55 13.05 16.20 19.25 19.55
Annaduff Church 01.58 07.23 07.23 09.03 13.13 16.28 19.33 20.03
Dromod (Opposite Notleys) | 07.32 07.32 | | | | |
Rooskey (Reynolds) | 07.35 07.35 | | | | |
Newtownforbes (Little Saigon) 02.15 07.45 07.45 09.20 13.30 16.45 19.50 20.20
Longford (Aib Bank − Main St) | 07.55 07.55 | | | | |
Longford (Rail Station) ARR. 02.25 | | 09.30 13.40 16.55 20.00 20.30
Longford (Rail Station) DEP. 02.25 | | 09.35 13.45 17.00 20.05 20.35
Longford (Dublin Road − Topaz) 02.28 07.58 07.58 09.38 13.48 17.03 20.08 20.38
Edgeworthstown (Pound St Eastbound) 02.40 08.10 08.10 09.50 14.00 17.15 20.20 20.50
Rathowen (Opp Garda Station) 02.47 08.17 08.17 09.57 14.07 17.22 20.27 20.57
Ballinalack (Opp Mulligans) 02.51 08.21 08.21 10.01 14.11 17.26 20.31 21.01
Mullingar Regional Hospital 03.05 | 08.35 10.15 14.25 17.40 20.45 21.15
Mullingar (Austin Friar Street) 03.08 | 08.38 10.18 14.28 17.43 20.48 21.18
Maynooth (67A Terminus) 03.50 | | | | | 21.30 D 22.00 D
Lucan (Opp Spa Hotel) ARR. 04.00 D 09.15 D 09.25 D 11.05 D 15.15 D 18.30 D 21.40 D 22.10 D
Liffey Valley (Opp Shopping Centre) ARR. 04.05 D 09.20 D 09.30 D 11.10 D 15.20 D 18.35 D 21.45 D 22.15 D
Dublin (Heuston Station) ARR. | | | | | | 21.55 D 22.25 D
Dublin (Eden Quay) ARR. | | | | | | 21.58 D 22.28 D
Dublin Airport (Atrium Rd Zone 11 Stop 2) ARR 04.20 D 09.40 D 09.50 D 11.30 D 15.35 D 18.50 D | |
Dublin (East Wall Rd Opp 3Arena) ARR. 04.35 D | | | | 19.05 D | |
Dublin (Busáras) ARR. 04.40 10.00 10.10 11.50 15.55 19.10 22.00 22.30

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.

SuX = Operates Monday to Saturday only - does not operate on Public Holidays.

Please Note:

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

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

From Dublin to Sligo


Depart:
  • Dublin Airport(Atrium Rd Zone 11 Stop2) Dur: 4h 10m
     
  • Dublin (Busáras)
     
  • Dublin (North Wall Quay Arena)
     
  • Dublin Airport(Atrium Rd Zone 11 Stop 2)
     
  • Lucan (Spa Hotel)
     
  • Maynooth (67A Terminus)
     
  • 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 Street)
     
  • Newtownforbes (The Castle Inn)
     
  • Rooskey (Opposite Reynolds’)
     
  • Dromod (Notleys)
     
  • Annaduff Church (Opposite Church)
     
  • Carrick−on−shannon (Opp Landmark Hotel)
     
  • Boyle (King House − Military Road)
     
  • Castlebaldwin (Morrisons Grocery)
     
  • Drumfin (Morrison Memorial)
     
  • Collooney (Opposite Quigley’s)
     
  • Ballisodare (Sally Gardens)
     
  • Sligo (Bus Station)
    arrive:
  • Sligo It (Ash Lane Bus Stop)

    From Sligo to Dublin


    Depart:
  • Sligo It (Ash Lane Bus Stop) Dur: 3h 55m
     
  • Sligo (Bus Station)
     
  • Ballisodare (Clancy Grocery)
     
  • Collooney (Quigley’s)
     
  • Drumfin (Opp Morrison Memorial)
     
  • Castlebaldwin (Opp Morrisons Grocery)
     
  • Boyle (King House − Military Road)
     
  • Carrick−on−shannon (Coffee Shop)
     
  • Annaduff Church
     
  • Dromod (Opposite Notleys)
     
  • Rooskey (Reynolds)
     
  • Newtownforbes (Little Saigon)
     
  • Longford (Aib Bank − Main St)
     
  • Longford Rail Station ARR
     
  • Longford (Rail Station) Dep.
     
  • Longford (Dublin Road − Topaz)
     
  • Edgeworthstown (Pound St Eastbound)
     
  • Rathowen (Opp Garda Station)
     
  • Ballinalack (Opp Mulligans)
     
  • Mullingar Regional Hospital
     
  • Mullingar (Austin Friar Street)
     
  • Maynooth (67a Terminus)
     
  • Lucan (Opp Spa Hotel) ARR
     
  • Liffey Valley Opp Shopping Centre) Arr.
     
  • Dublin (Heuston Station) Arr.
     
  • Dublin (Eden Quay) Arr.
     
  • Dublin Airport(Atrium Rd Zone 11 Stop2) ARR
     
  • Dublin (East Wall Rd Opp Arena) Arr.
    arrive:
  • Dublin (Busáras)