Reduced bus fares on routes in Sligo
Bus Eireann has reduced fares on its inner city bus service in Sligo.
Since last Saturday, as part of the annual fares revision determined by the National Transport Authority (NTA), new reduced rate ‘outer zone’ town single fares will be introduced on the Bus Éireann Sligo City service S2. This will reflect the growing Sligo townland area.
The new outer zone fares will be applied on Route S2 to all point-to-point fare stages - outside the core city centre zone, where the standard fares (€2 cash or €1.40 with a Leap Card) will apply.
The introduction of the new outer town zone means that adult cash single fares from Strandhill and Rosses Point to Sligo will be reduced downwards. Adult cash single fare will be reduced from €4.00 to €2.40, and the cross-town Strandhill to Rosses Point Adult cash single fare will be reduced from €6.00 to €2.40. This represents a saving of 40% on the former, and 60% on the latter.
Further savings may be made by purchasing single fares with Leap Card, where a further 30% discount on cash fares will apply.
Child fares will also be reduced from €2.30 to €1.40 and €3.50 (outer town) to €1.40 respectively. A Child Leap Card can reduce it to €0.98.
Bus Éireann Operations Manager West, Brian Connolly, said these reduced fares are a great incentive for people to take the bus:
“Cash fares have been slashed for outer town journeys, and there is even more value to be had by using a Leap Card.
The Sligo town network was revised in recent years to provide increased frequency, improved timetables and direct services between Strandhill and Rosses Point.
“We believe that has delivered for our Sligo customers and these fare reductions – determined by the NTA – should further incentivise people to take the bus for trips to Sligo town, or its beautiful beach hinterlands.”
Pay zone agents in Sligo include the Centra shop opposite the bus station, Conways in Tesco Arcade and the Student Union shop in Sligo IT.