Bus Eireann and its northern counterpart Translink have launched a new hourly bus service linking Belfast and Dublin. Running from 06.00 to 21.00 seven days a week, the buses will serve the increasing numbers of people travelling to and from Dublin Airport, as well as the towns of Drogheda, Dundalk, Newry, Banbridge, Dromore, Hillsborough and Sprucefield. A promotional fare of 8 (5.50) applies on selected services in both directions to mark the launch. The standard single fare is priced at 12 (8.30), with return fares costing 17 (11.70). Dublin buses leave from Busras terminal in the city centre while the Belfast service originates and terminates at the Europa Bus Centre in the heart of the city. Additional timetable information is available at www.buseireann.ie.