FAQ

JJ Kavanagh & Sons 100% Irish-owned, Largest privately owned Coach Company in Ireland and provides late night airport services.

Timetable Of Services
While every effort is made by JJ Kavanagh & Sons to ensure the full operation of all bus services advertised by it at all times, JJ Kavanagh & Sons will not be liable for any delay or interruption in any of its services where such delay or interruption is caused by reason of matters beyond its control, including, machine break-down or interruption in supply by others of power, materials or finished goods.

JJ Kavanagh & Sons services may be subject to alteration or cancellation without notice for reasons beyond the control of JJ Kavanagh & Sons. Intending passengers are, therefore, advised to enquire before setting out on their journey for the latest information concerning the services.

On occasions where snow, fog, or other adverse weather conditions prevail, or the state of the roads is unusually difficult or if for any reason whatsoever roads or sections of roads are closed to traffic, it may be necessary to vary the times of JJ Kavanagh & Sons services, or to suspend their operation without notice. JJ Kavanagh & Sons shall not be liable for any loss, damage, delay or expense arising as a result of such circumstances outside the control of JJ Kavanagh & Sons.
Weekly Bus Tickets
1. What is a Weekly Ticket?

A weekly ticket allows a passenger 5 outward and 5 return journeys between the specified destinations within a 7 day period.

2. Can my weekly ticket be valid from Thursday to Thursday? Yes. JJ Kavanagh policy states that weekly tickets are valid for a 7 day period from the day of purchase.

3. Can I use my weekly ticket from a number of stops?

No. Weekly tickets can only be used on one route and between two specific stops. For example, a weekly ticket between Dublin and Kilcullen can not be used to travel from Naas to Dublin.

4. Can I make 6 outward journeys and 4 return journeys?

No. Weekly tickets are valid only for a maximum of 5 journeys in both directions.

5. Where can I purchase a weekly ticket?

Weekly tickets can be purchased both online and from the driver as you board the coach. If you purchase your Weekly tickets online with promo code: JJKav10 you will save 10%.

6. What is the price of a weekly ticket?

Weekly ticket prices vary depending on the destinations. There is a 10% discount by purchasing your ticket online with promo code: JJKav10
Online Seat Sale
How to Redeem Your 10% Off Online:

1. Visit here and use promo code: JJKav10 when paying for your bus ticket.

2. The 10% online seat sale is available on three selected JJ Kavanagh & Sons routes:

- 736 Waterford – Dublin City/Dublin Airport - 717 Clonmel – Dublin City/Dublin Airport - 735 Limerick to Dublin City/Dublin Airport - 736 (A) Naas - Carlow IT - N08 Portlaoise - Maynooth University - N06 Athy - Maynooth University - N12 Kilkenny - Maynooth

3. You will receive your booking confirmation via email. This must be either printed before travel or e-ticket downloaded on your smartphone, and presented on-board to the bus driver before departure.

4. Customers must travel on the date and time specified, and from point of origin selected when purchasing their 10% off online.

Student Travel
Students - Put your ID Card to good use & Take the Bus! We know student lifestyle is expensive, that is why we have great value fares. We offer students some of the best value fares on single and return bus tickets. Students love their space, and you will have plenty on room on board our buses to chat with friends, to do some study and even to catch up on some much needed sleep from the night before, so travel by bus in comfort and style. Students can purchase great value single or return tickets from the bus drivers or online through our 'Buy Tickets' section.

View all of our fantastic student fares here.

Students can avail of these fares by presenting one of the following forms of valid identification: College ID Card or Second Level ID Card
Passenger Ticket Types
Our passenger ticket types are designed to help you choose the right ticket for yourself or your fellow travellers.

Children (0-4) - One child aged 0-4 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket.

Children (5-12) - If travelling with a child, you may be required to show proof of age when buying tickets or at any point during your journey. Failure to do so may result in the child being required to pay the full fare for the journey on that day.

Family Tickets (2 Adults + 2 Children) - We have a new family ticket where you can ONLY purchase online. This ticket is valid for 2 adults and 2 children (0-12). Weekly Ticket A weekly ticket allows a passenger 5 outward and 5 return journeys between the specified destinations within a 7 day period.

To buy your ticket, please click here.
Do your coaches run 24 hours a day?
The majority of our services operate 24 hours a day, especially on our airport routes.
Can I have a map showing all your stops?
Yes, we created six route maps showing all of our Ireland stops and destinations. You can view them by clicking here.
Can I view a route map?
We have produced route maps with nearly 150 destinations. You can view the six route maps here.
How do I get to the coach park from terminals 1 and 2 in Dublin Airport?
Terminals 1 and 2 are very close to the main coach park (Zone 12 & 14) at the centre of the airport. Simply follow the signs to the coach park. Walking time is approximately five minutes from both terminals. View map here.
How long before departure should I arrive at the pick up point?
You must be at the departure point at least 10 minutes prior to the departure time.
Can I buy my ticket from your driver?
Yes, you can purchase your ticket from the driver when getting onto the coach.

On the (736) Waterford – Dublin route , (717) Clonmel - Dublin route and (735) Limerick - Dublin route you have the opinion of booking in advance on the website. You can book a ticket here. If you have any questions on booking your ticket you can call our customer service team on 0818 333 222.
How do you purchase a ticket?
You can pay in advance for your ticket at Rapid Cabs in Parnell Street, Waterford and Deans Shop in Barrack Street, Carlow. You can also purchase one way, day return and open dated return tickets from the driver on the day, subject to seat availability.
What ticket types do you offer?
We offer single, return, family (selected routes), weekly and yearly journey tickets. We also offer taxsaver tickets. See here for more information on how to get a taxsaver ticket. All of these journey tickets except family tickets can be purchased directly from the driver.

**Family tickets are exclusively online only**

Buy your online ticket here.

How much will it cost to buy a ticket?
To view a price of a ticket, you can use the simple journey planner here. If you prefer to call us, we are available 24 hours a day on 0818 333 222.
How long is an open return ticket valid for?
Open dated return tickets are valid for one month from the date of your outward journey.
Are free travel passes accepted on JJ Kavanagh & Sons?
Yes, we accept free travel passes on all services, with the exception of college services.
Do your coaches make toilet stops?
On our main routes, no. However, we toilets on board 90% of our service coaches.
Do your coaches have plug sockets by the seats?
We have plug sockets on board a limited number of vehicles. However, we are looking into the possibility of providing this across our services in the future.
Do we have coaches available for private hire?
From large corporations to small associations, government agencies to sports organizations, schools to social groups, JJ Kavanagh & Sons guarantees to meet your required needs.

Our service is trusted and recognised nationwide which is why we have such a strong client base with readily recognizable names such as the Bank of Ireland, Collette Vacations, Abbey Tours, Warner Brothers, Google, Snowstyle, as well as the Kilkenny, Carlow and Waterford G.A.A. Boards. For further coach hire information or to get a quote, please contact 0818 333 222 or fill in the form here.
Can animals be carried on our coaches?
We do not allow animals on the bus, with the exception of guide dogs.
What is your policy on the use of e-cigarettes?
We do not permit use of e-cigarette on any of our coaches.
What are the age restrictions on your child fares?
We offer child fares to anyone under the age of twelve and children under the age of four travel for free on JJ Kavanagh & Sons.
Where can I get a copy of a timetable?
A selection of our timetables are available in PDF format here. Please use these for reference only, the best way to check times and fares are by using our journey planner.