Originally Posted by **Timbuk2**
Matthews bus do a UCD service now.
Bus leaves Dundalk at 6.30am, going through Drogheda and stopping at City North, and arrives UCD around 8.30am, and leaves in the evening again at 5.15pm (with additional 1.15pm services on Thursday and Friday).
And in relation to the Bus Eireann 10trip tickets, I *think* they're only valid for 5 consecutive days, whereas the Matthews bus tickets don't have an expiry date, it's just 10 trips on any route.
Yea, I have been a frequent Matthews customer for years and they definitely have some advantages over Bus Eireann.
Just doing some research now and its hard to tell exactly what the best service is for me. It would seem that when I am going to the IPA (Lansdowne Road) getting the 100x to say Baggot St Lower and walking the rest of the way would the quickest and cheapest way to do it.
As for when I am in UCD - I could get the 100x out to Wilton Terrace and then just get a Dublin Bus into UCD and again that would be the cheapest method and maybe only slightly longer than the Matthews direct to UCD method.
The fact that the 10 trip from Bus Eireann has to be used within a 7 day period (Matthews does not have this restriction) is annoying but it would not be an issue if I was timetabled for a 5 day week...
100x timetable - http://www.buseireann.ie/pdf/1323684386-100X.pdf
Anyone know off hand which one of these stops would be the shortest walk to Lansdowne road?
Route 100X: Other pick-up points at: Baggot Street Lower, Pembroke St., Leeson Street, Dawson Street, Suffolk Street, Westmoreland St., Eden Quay.