New bus service connecting Derry with two major airports has just launched


January 23, 2023 at 2:40pm


The Aircoach North West has hit the road

A new bus service connecting Derry with two major airports has launched on Monday, January 23. The new 705X service will connect Derry with Belfast International Airport, Dublin Airport and Dublin City Centre.

This launch follows the acquisition of well-known North West-based passenger transport company, Airporter by Aircoach last year.

The acquisition includes the original Airporter base at Derry's Springtown Industrial Estate, and a transfer of the Airporter drivers and operational staff to Aircoach to service the new timetable and route.

The details of the new service are as follows:

  • Routes running seven days a week
  • Service will begin each day at 01:05am
  • Stops at Foyleside Coach Park, Drumahoe Park and Ride, Belfast International Airport, Belfast City Centre, Dublin Airport and O’Connell Street.
  • Reduced fares between Derry and Belfast International Airport by up to £13 based on a return fare.
  •  Contactless payment alongside free Wi-Fi onboard

Tickets can be booked online ahead of time or on board using the contactless payment option. The timetable of the new service will allow passengers travelling to Dublin Airport for early morning flights to the likes of key European destinations and major US cities.

Dervla McKay, Managing Director of Aircoach has said:

“We are thrilled to launch the new service today that will further improve airport connectivity for those in the North West, reducing fares for passengers and enabling them to avail of early morning flights at the two main airports on the island of Ireland. It will be a game changer for passengers travelling to and from the region.”

“Since our acquisition announcement last year, we have been blown away with the response from local people and are excited to now finally see our iconic blue and orange Aircoach on North West roads.”

“Aircoach is fully committed to this region, and we look forward to ensuring that it is connected to major travel hubs, improving the attractiveness of the area as a place in which to visit, work and invest.”


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