Wexford Bus is at all times following the public health advice issued by the authorities in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19). As a public transport provider we intend to continue offering this essential service.
Intending passengers are asked to heed the advice of authorities. Public transport is currently for essential journeys only – for the purpose of traveling to work, buying food or medicines, going to medical appointments, and for carers. If travelling please continue to respect our incredible drivers and your fellow passengers while doing so by following the public health advice issued by the authorities, and reading the information below before travel.
Please note we are operating a revised schedule across our services so please check these before making arrangements.
What Customers Need to Know before Travel?
Can I travel with Wexford Bus? Wexford bus is operating a reduced schedule across our network as outlined below. We are continuing to operate core services to ensure all essential journeys of those that rely on public transport can be made. However, intending passengers are asked to heed the public health advice in place and to stay at home apart from the circumstances listed by the authorities.
I have recently returned from overseas can I travel with Wexford Bus? The authorities have stated that all persons entering the State (including Irish nationals) are expected to self-isolate for 14 days on entry into the country. It has been confirmed with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport that all passengers coming into Ireland from another country are not permitted to use public transport thus cannot travel with Wexford Bus during this time.
Social distancing implications: Public transport throughout Ireland has severe capacity restrictions due to social distancing guidelines. For example, a typical Wexford Bus 55 seater coach can now only take 14 passengers. Available seats are allocated throughout the buses and coaches so please only sit in the designated seats.
Please respect the 2m social distancing guidelines when boarding, seating and alighting and give your fellow passengers and the driver as much space as possible. Please take heed of the notices on entering the buses advising where to stand whilst being served and waiting.
Protective screens are in place by the drivers area for everyones protection as customers are boarding and alighting.
Face coverings recommended for passengers : a recommendation has been issued for face coverings to be worn by passengers when travelling on public transport. Please note that drivers may or may not choose to wear face coverings as they are sitting behind protective screens while passengers are boarding and alighting. Please respect the fact that not all passengers can wear face coverings for a variety of reasons.
Hand sanitiser is provided so please use your own or the one provided as you board.
Advance booking recommended: With capacity restrictions in mind we are encouraging all intending passengers to please book and reserve your seat in advance on www.wexfordbus.com or use the monthly ticket holders Seat Reservation System.
How to pay if you cannot booked in advance: contactless payment technology is now available on all coaches on the 740, 740A and 340 routes to enable customers to pay with a bank card, apple pay or google pay. Please present your card directly to the scanner as shown by the driver.
If using a Leap Card or Free Travel pass please present this directly to the ticket machine as shown by the driver. Please note that those with Free Travel Cards or those that want to use their Leap Card can reserve a seat by choosing the “Seat Reservation Only” option when booking on www.wexfordbus.com
If you must use cash please have exact change. If travelling on Wexford Bus Connect services (all local services) and using cash, the exact fare must be put in the new coin drop facilities. The driver will have no change.
Cleaning regime: Wexford Bus is cleaning and disinfecting all buses and coaches after each service paying particular attention to frequently touched surfaces.
Wexford bus has continued to operate an amended core schedule throughout the past number of weeks to ensure all those that are working in frontline services and that rely on public transport can travel. We look forward to increasing the number of services as restrictions are loosened and demand returns. Temporary schedule changes:
Route 740 (Wexford to Dublin City & Airport): Amended schedule from April 30th 2020 see here . Note all Southbound services will commence in Dublin City until further notice.
For passengers intending to travel to/from Gorey or Arklow please review both the 740 & 740A schedules to find the most suitable time.
Route 740A (Wicklow to Dublin City & Airport): Amended schedule from April 4th 2020 see here
Route 340 (Wexford to Waterford): Amended schedule from 22/03/20 see here
Route 376 (Wexford to Carlow) has been suspended until further notice.
Wexford Bus Connect Bridge Loop: the evening services on Fridays and Saturdays from 18.50 to 20.50 have been suspended until further notice.
Wexford Bus Connect WX2 Clonard Loop will operate hourly from 08:20 to 18.20 Monday to Saturday. see amended schedule here
Please bring all your belongings: we ask all customers to kindly avoid leaving any tissues, face coverings or other items behind.
The government’s return to work protocol is being followed by Wexford Bus. On arrival to work all of our team are temperature checked and a health screening is conducted before they report for duty.
Health advice: Wexford Bus is at all times following the public health advice issued by the authorities in relation to the COVID-19. We ask that all intending passengers continue to follow the advice of the authorities also.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding and please stay safe during this difficult time.
Please continue to check in with us for updates as this situation evolves.
Advice from the HSE
This advice from the HSE can also be downloaded here.
Notice correct 16th May 2020