As people across Northern Ireland prepare to jet off on their summer holidays, something they can afford to leave behind is the stress of driving to the airport.
Translink has announced a number of convenient, frequent bus and coach services and special discount fares to Belfast International, George Best Belfast City and Dublin International Airport, so passengers can start their holiday before they take to the skies and save their cash for when they arrive.
Carol Lundy, Translink Brand Manager – Bus Services, said:
“Travelling should be as stress-free as possible and using the bus to travel to and from the airport is a smart move for several reasons. Not only do bus passengers leave behind the stress of driving, they also avoid the often high costs associated with car parking during a one or two week holiday.
“Translink’s Dublin Airport Goldline coach service has become even more popular as the number of Northern Ireland residents using Dublin as a gateway to international destinations continues to increase:
“Last year, a record 864,000 Northern Ireland residents flew from Dublin Airport, an increase of 52% on the previous year.
“We would urge the many people using Dublin Airport this summer to consider the savings they would make on fuel and parking by using the coach. We also offer a family coach package, bringing a family of two adults and up to three children to Dublin Airport for £58.
“Coaches leave Belfast every hour from 3am – 9pm and then every two hours until 3am, travelling to Dublin Airport at a cost of just £8 for a single ticket, when booked online. Currently anyone using Translink’s Dublin Airport Service can be in with the chance of winning a Kindle Fire – simply click www.translink.co.uk/x1x2/ for details.
“For anyone flying to and from Northern Ireland, Ulsterbus services leave Europa Buscentre for Belfast International Airport every 15 minutes during peak times, with a single ticket costing £7.50 (return £10.50 within a month) – and every 20 minutes for George Best Belfast City Airport at £2.50 for a single ticket.
“Family groups can also make savings going by bus, with an Airport Express 300 Family Ticket to Belfast International Airport costing £25 for two adults and up to three children (under 16 years).
“By making use of our Airport services to Dublin, George Best Belfast City or Belfast International Airport, passengers can sit back, relax and switch to ‘holiday mode’ before they even arrive at check-in!” Carol said.
For further information on Translink’s airport bus and coach services, visit www.translink.co.uk