Around Ireland

Public Transport in Ireland benefits from a modern fleet of vehicles operated by state and private companies.

The National Journey Planner is a handy tool that shows the services that are available. You can use the Journey Planner online, or download the App for android, or iPhone.

The Real Time Ireland App lets you check when your next service is due.

Transport for Ireland have compiled a handy leaflet, Transport options from Dublin Airport to City Centre , you can download and print a summary of it here.

Bus Éireann and Iarnród Éireann offer a range of tourist tickets for travelling around Ireland. Visit for more details.

The main state transport operators are:

  • Irish Rail, Ireland’s national train operator, runs city and commuter services in Dublin and Cork as well as intercity services throughout Ireland.
  • Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national Bus operator, runs town and commuter services as well as intercity services throughout Ireland.
  • Dublin Bus, Dublin’s largest Bus operator, runs services throughout Dublin with some routes running into neighbouring counties.
  • Luas, Dublin’s tram service, runs two tram lines in Dublin.
  • Commercial Bus Operators

There are also a large number of licenced private bus services operating both city and intercity services throughout the island of Ireland.

Some of the bigger operators are listed below though the list is not exhaustive:

If you have a privately held bus licence and would like your information to be included here please contact us.