Marie King, Bus Éireann Sales and Marketing Manager West, TUS Student Executive Darcy Lawless, Niall Naughton, President TUS Student Union, TUS Student Executives, Natalia Miecznik and Kevin Pakenham.

Bus Éireann announce improved services in Mullingar and surrounds

Passengers are benefitting from significantly enhanced services and timetables on Route 190 which serves Athlone, Moate, Mullingar, Killucan, Raharney, Ballivor, Trim, Navan, Slane and Drogheda.

The enhanced route runs ten services a day, seven days a week, and is particularly help for students attending TUS Athlone.

Meanwhile, Route 466, offers improved options for connecting with Irish Rail services at Longford and Athlone, accessing Athlone, Glassan, Ballymahon, Keenagh, Longford, Edgeworthstown, Granard, Ballinagh and Cavan.

It runs six daily services, seven days a week.

"Bus Éireann was delighted to introduce these new and improved services from last month, significantly increasing services for the people,” said Brian Connolly, Bus Éireann, senior operations manager, west.

“Thanks to the National Transport Authority, through the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan we have added 1.7 million kilometres to our network and are creating almost 50 new jobs.

"Demand for our services in the Midlands is higher now than pre-pandemic, these enhanced services between Athlone and Drogheda/Cavan will enable us to connect more people with who and what matters to them. The new services are proving particularly popular with students, providing them with a direct link between TUS Athlone and Drogheda.”

“The new Bus Éireann route connecting TUS Athlone directly with Drogheda is of huge benefit to the students, enabling a large student population to commute between Athlone, Mullingar and Meath.” said Niall Naughton, President TUS Student Union, “The additional early morning and late services makes life so much easier for students that are commuting long distances.”

Updated service details and timetables are available at