Bus Eireann to reduce Busses through Millstreet

Bus Eireann have announced that they are reducing the number of scheduled bus stops through Millstreet every day (Route 40 Cork-Tralee). However they will be running a shuttle bus from Macroom to Killarney via Millstreet twice in both directions every day

There will be thirteen departures a day in each direction from Cork to Tralee every day. All services will now operate on the main road via Ballyvourney only. Route 257 will provide a shuttle connection between Macroom/ Killarney and Millstreet/Rathmore. The new timetable changes come into effect from Feb 28th.

Busses passing through Millstreet will be at (Mon-Saturday only):

  • towards Killarney 12:55 & 15:55 &19:40
  • towards Macroom 09:40 & 14:40

Sundays

  • towards Killarney 14:40 19:40
  • towards Macroom 19:05

The old times through Millstreet were

  • Mon – Sat to Tralee: 10:40 14:40 18:40 21:40
  • Sundays to Tralee: 09:40 14:40 18:40 21:40
  • Mon – Sat to Cork:  07:30 10:05 13:05 15:05 19:05
  • Sundays to Cork:  10:05 13:05 15:05 19:05

This means that there are less than half the buses in the day, and that there is little chance of getting to Cork  or Killarney for a day trip. There are no peak time services for students especially (Friday evening & Sunday evening). We can only hope that a private bus company picks up the pieces, or that the trains  give more attractive pricing.

note: times on this page were last updated on August 19th 2010

This is from a Bus Eireann press release today (29th Jan 2010)
The new timetables for route 40 (doesn’t include Millstreet) and also for the new Macroom-Millstreet-Killarney route are available to download from the Bus Eireann website

The old #40 timetable which went through Millstreet is still available to download from the Bus Eireann website

6 thoughts on “Bus Eireann to reduce Busses through Millstreet”

  1. so how do we get the times for killarney and macroom now? approximate from this? ’cause on the Bus Eireann site i think the times aren’t updated

  2. no disrespect to the people living on the route between ballyvourney and glenflesk but i would have thought that there would be a larger population to be served between barraduff – rathmore – millstreet. would it not make a lot more sense to have every 2nd service travel each route every 2nd hour instead of them all going by ballyvourney. there is no extra distance as both routes take around the hour between macroom and killarney. it is a desision that the NTA are solely responsible for and have not given alot of thought to. our public elected reps have been have been quiet about the whole situtation because it does affect them or their travel arrangements. this newly revised shuttle bus service that passes through is now worse than useless and its only a matter of time before it is axed totally, because nobody will use a service that is crap.

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