For the bus part of your question here is the timetable:
The bus station is located on the Donore Road just opposite McDonald's.
Hope you enjoy your visit.
You dont! (If you take the 14.45 bus from Drogheda to Bru Na Boinne) That is, unless you are prepared to walk, phone a taxi or hope that a local takes pity on you and offers you a lift. If you go out on the morning bus, you have to get back in on the 15.10 one. If you go on the 14.45 one - its hard luck as far as Bus Eireann is concerned. Considering that one requires a minimum of 3 hours to "experience" Newgrange and the tour it certainly is stupid. Bus Eireann pulled services a few years ago because of lack of custom, cutbacks, or whatever the buzz word was to suit them at the time.
Subdi - in relation to your query regarding the price of a taxi - it would work out at around €15 each way.
Are you staying in Drogheda? If staying in Dublin you might consider taking one of the organised trips from there. It may be more cost effective and at least you would be guaranteed entry to the tomb. You could land off the morning bus, and dependant on the day may not get a tour, or indeed the bus back to Drogheda in the afternoon should you be lucky enough to get a later tour. Mary Gibbons Tours organise trips from the city which always seem to get good reviews http://newgrangetours.com/
If you do consider taking a taxi from Drogheda, I am happy to give you telephone numbers of local reputable taxi companies if you wish. :-)
Thank you everybody.
My intention is to take a taxi and return by bus 11.40 am).
Then I want to take a bus to the airport to come back to Spain.
Little Pumpkin, I hope, if it's posible, phone numbers of local reputable taxi companies, please.
I've sent you a message with some taxi numbers and additional information. Just thought I'd highlight it to you here as it's almost impossible to see with the new format on this site that one has a new message!
Sorry for dragging up an old thread. I've three nights in Belfast and was hoping to day a day trip to Drogheda to visit both the Battle of the Boyne centre and Newgrange if possible. I will travel by train to & from Drogheda (I'm lucky to get a free pass so might as well use it) but public transport from there looks paltry to say the least.
Are there any tours that operate from Drogheda? I am taxiphobic but could hire a bycycle if needs must.
bus 163 leaves Drogheda Bus Station at 2:45pm and arrives around 3:13 pm. seems to be the only one. probably taxi then. you can google rates and get names of taxis that go there.