Go-Ahead Ireland operate a range of services on the TFI public transport network including:

  • 3 bus routes from Kildare to Dublin city centre; and
  • Over 20 bus routes in the Dublin suburban area.

Dublin to Kildare Routes operated by Go-Ahead Ireland:

Dublin Suburban Routes operated by Go-Ahead Ireland:

Fare structure for the above routes are the same as Dublin Bus services:

Accessibility

Go-Ahead Ireland accepts passengers with assistance dogs. They must wear a harness or a jacket so that the driver is aware that they are an assistance dog. There is no limit to the amount of assistance dogs a driver can allow on board, as long as there is space. It is important that the assistance dog does not block the aisle or seats.

There is space for one wheelchair on the lower floor of all of the buses operating on the Dublin suburban network. Buses operating on the Dublin to Kildare routes do have provision for a wheelchair space, but this should be booked in advance by contacting Go-Ahead Ireland.

Please be advised that if you use a mobility scooter you will need a permit. This is to ensure that the scooter is passed as safe to travel and because not all mobility scooters can be accommodated due to their size.

Go-Ahead Ireland participates in a Travel Assistance Scheme for the Greater Dublin Area which helps you use public transport on your own. An assistant will accompany you the first few times to give advice and help navigate the network. This scheme is available to Go-Ahead Ireland, Dublin Bus, Irish Rail and Luas.

For more information on accessibility, please visit the Go-Ahead Ireland website.

For service and operational updates we recommend following @GoAheadIreland on Twitter.

Real Time Passenger Information

Real time information is currently available via the TFI Journey Planner App. Download for free through the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad devices and the Google Play Store for Android devices. Just select the “departures” section of the Journey Planner App for live real time information.

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Contact Details

Web: www.goaheadireland.ie
Email: customercomment@goaheadireland.ie
Phone: 1850 80 40 71
Address:

12 Ballymount Road Lower,
Ballymount Little,
Dublin,
Dublin 12

Facebook: Go-Ahead Ireland Facebook
Twitter: @GoAheadIreland

FAQs

On Sunday 1st December 2019, Go-Ahead Ireland commenced operation of a number of Dublin Commuter routes previously operated by Bus Éireann:

Route 125 (Newbridge – Naas – Crumlin – Dublin – UCD) PDF

Route 126 (Rathangan – Kildare – Naas – Dublin) PDF

Route 130 (Athy – Kilcullen – Naas – Dublin) PDF

In advance of the change in operator, the NTA and Go-Ahead Ireland reviewed data and carried out surveys across all the routes.

Timetable enhancements will be implemented from commencement as outlined below:

  • 30-minute frequency between Newbridge and Dublin via Naas, Johnstown & Kill every day with additional peak time services
  • Evening services to operate hourly through to last bus at 01:05 from Dublin on Monday to Saturday
  • Additional services from Athy and Kilcullen including new off-peak connecting services to Naas for onward travel on Route 126
  • New services for Rathangan on Saturday and Sunday

Changes to Bus Stops:
Following the Council Safety Audit, we made several changes to bus stops on these routes.

The following stops will no longer be served:

  • 2 x Citywest (inbound and outbound) – N7 route
  • 1 x Blackchurch N7 (inbound) – N7 route
  • Inbound routes will no longer stop at Merrion Row. This stop has been moved to Dawson Street (125) and Merrion Street (130, and some 120 and 126 variants).

Fare Information:

Fares for routes 125, 126 and 130 will remain unchanged. For detailed information for each route, please see below.

125 Fares

126 Fares

130 Fares

From Sunday 19th January 2020, Go-Ahead Ireland will commence operation of a number of Dublin Commuter routes currently operated by Bus Éireann:

Route 120 (Edenderry – Prosperous – Clane – Celbridge – Dublin PDF

Route 120C (Tullamore – Edenderry – Enfield) PDF

(Existing routes currently operated by Bus Éireann are 120, 120C, 123)

In advance of the change in operator, the NTA and Go-Ahead Ireland reviewed data and carried out surveys across all the routes.

      • Timetable enhancements will be implemented from commencement as outlined below:
      • Earlier morning services from Edenderry, Prosperous and Clane
      • Hourly evening service to Edenderry on Monday to Saturday
      • Off peak and Saturday services every 30 minutes from Prosperous and Clane
      • New connecting service every day on Route 120C from Tullamore to Edenderry and extended to Enfield for onward bus and rail journeys
      • New Saturday service on Route 120B from Newbridge via Milltown, Kilmeague and Robertstown

On Sunday 1st December 2019, timetables changed on a number of routes in order to add extra journeys to increase capacity, improve punctuality and reliability. The changes were based on journey data that was collected by the buses in service, in addition to customer feedback.

The routes which will be changing are:

In most cases, the time the bus leaves the first stop is different to how it is in the current timetable. Running time for every trip has been analysed and adjusted, with running time added or removed as necessary.

In addition to the above, route specific changes are summarised below

18 – Palmerstown to Sandymount

  • An extra morning trip from Palmerstown to Sandymount has been added
  • An extra late afternoon trip has been added from Palmerstown
  • An extra evening peak trip has been added from Sandymount. Departures now leave every 15 minutes between 17:00 and 18:00 instead of every 20 minutes

75/75A – Tallaght to Dún Laoghare

  • Changes are limited to running time changes and also changes to the time the bus leaves the first stop

76/76A Tallaght to Chapelizod (and Blanchardstown)

  • On Mondays to Fridays and on Saturdays the evening frequency has been increased to every 20 minutes
  • All journeys now run the full length of the route, none terminate at Ballyfermot

175 UCD to Citywest

  • An extra evening trip has been added from UCD to Citywest Monday to Friday
  • Evening departures from UCD are slightly later than the current timetable

236/236A Blanchardstown to Damastown

  • The 06:55 236 journey from Blanchardstown will now leave at 06:50
  • The 07:25 236A journey from Damastown will now leave at 07:30

How can I pay for these Go-Ahead Ireland routes?

The following can be used on all Go-Ahead Ireland bus services; cash (exact change only), TFI Leap Card, Dublin Bus Rambler, Annual & Monthly TaxSaver tickets and the Free Travel Pass.

Can Go-Ahead Ireland tickets be honoured on Dublin Bus services in the event of a breakdown or disruption in service?

No, Dublin Bus will not accept your Go-Ahead Ireland ticket. Should such a situation occur, the customer is advised to contact Go-Ahead Ireland to get a refund. Details are on the Go-Ahead Ireland website.

Who sets bus fares?

All bus fares are set and approved by the NTA/Transport for Ireland.

What is Go-Ahead Ireland responsible for?

Go-Ahead Ireland (GAI) is a private bus operator. On Sunday 9th September 2018, it launched its first Dublin operation, on the NTA’s new TFI Route 175 between Citywest and UCD.

Why is Go-Ahead Ireland operating these routes?

In 2017, the National Transport Authority (NTA) awarded Go-Ahead Ireland the tender to operate approximately 10% of the current bus network in Dublin consisting of the ODMA (Outer Dublin Metropolitan Area) Public Service Obligation (PSO) bus routes.

Bus Livery

The new bus livery, which was designed by the NTA following public consultation is blue, white and green with a yellow front. The Transport for Ireland brand logo together with the operators’ logo will be on the sides of the buses. This new livery reflects the broadening of the number of operators in the Irish marketplace.

Bus Stops

On routes where Go-Ahead Ireland takes over Dublin Bus routes, the flag or head-plate of the bus stop will have blue and white TFI Bus livery. Existing bus stops will over time be rebranded as Transport for Ireland stops and upgraded to provide a larger rectangular flag with details of routes serving the stop and a stainless steel pole. During this upgrade process there will be some occasions a new style Transport for Ireland bus stop will be close to a Dublin Bus one.

What is the NTA responsible for?

The National Transport Authority (NTA) is responsible for determining the bus routes required to service the needs of the public. We also develop and manage all aspects of the Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI), set routes, fares, destinations and timetables; developing all collateral – across all platforms – intended to inform the general public. 

What is TFI responsible for?

Transport for Ireland (TFI) is the NTA’s consumer brand for public transport services in Ireland. It is the integrated brand that helps the travelling public to plan their journeys across Ireland on all modes of transport, via our website, TFI Journey Planner App and TFI Real Time (RTI) App.

The National Journey Planner App is both very up to date and easy to use. Just select the “departures” section of the Journey Planner App for live real time information.

Download through below links