Public transport is the easiest way to get around during the festive season! And to help you make the most of the Christmas season many operators are putting on late night services so you can do some late night shopping or save some money and get home safely and easily from Christmas nights out.

Save up to 32% versus cash fares with a TFI Leap Card, the hassle free way to pay for public transport on applicable services around the country!

Download our free TFI Journey Planner app to help you get from A to B over the festive period. All you have to do is enter your destination and the Journey Planner will give you fares information, and tell you the best way to get there.

Details of late night services and timetable alterations over Christmas are below. Check back regularly for updates as more are announced.

The Christmas Nitelink service will operate on the following dates in December:

  • Thursday, 5, Friday, 6, Saturday, 7
  • Thursday, 12, Friday, 13, Saturday, 14
  • Wednesday, 18, Thursday, 19, Friday, 20, Saturday, 21
  • Friday, 27, Saturday, 28, Tuesday, 31 (New Year’s Eve)

The services will depart from Westmoreland Street & D’Olier Street and will only cost €4.50 on your TFI Leap Card.  Nitelink prepaid tickets (€6.60) are available from our city centre ticket agents or pay with coins only on the bus (€6.60 exact fare).

For full departure times, route information, timetables and Nitelink map please see below.

Northbound Routes 
29n From D’Olier Street to Baldoyle Road 
31n From D’Olier Street to Howth 
33n From Westmoreland Street to Balbriggan
42n From D’Olier Street to Malahide/Portmarnock 

Customers using Route 41n who used the route to travel to Boroimhe, River Valley and Portrane should now take Route 33n. Route 33n to Portrane will now depart at 01:30hrs.

Westbound Routes
25n From Westmoreland Street to Clondalkin/Adamstown 
39n From Westmoreland Street to Tyrrelstown 
66n From Westmoreland Street to Leixlip (Glen Easton) 
67n From Westmoreland Street to Celbridge/Maynooth 
69n From Westmoreland Street to Saggart 
70n From Westmoreland Street to Dunboyne 
88n From Westmoreland Street to Finglas/Ashbourne

Southbound Routes
7n From D’Olier Street to Shankill
46n From D’Olier Street to Dundrum
49n From D’Olier Street to Tallaght(Kilnamanagh)
77n From D’Olier Street to Tallaght (Westbrook Estate)
84n From D’Olier Street to Charlesland

Customers using Route 15n who used the route to travel to Kiltipper Way and Ellensborough should now take Route 49n.

24 December 2019

Until 2100, all services will be running to a normal timetable, although the following Expressway services will not operate on 24 December:

  • Route X1 – 1945 Belfast-Dublin
  • Route 2 – 2100 Dublin Airport-Wexford; 1830 & 2030 Wexford-Dublin Airport
  • Route 4 – 2000 Waterford-Dublin
  • Route 23 – 2000 Dublin-Sligo
  • Route 32 – 2045 Dublin-Letterkenny; 1945 Letterkenny-Dublin
  • Route 100X – 2030 Dundalk-Dublin
  • Route 871/890 – Eurolines services to and from London

Services due to start after 2100 will not be running on 24 December, although the following Expressway services will be running normally:

  • Route 4 – 2200 Dublin Airport-Waterford
  • Route 30 – 2130 Dublin-Donegal
  • Route 100X – 2140 Dublin-Dundalk

25 December 2019

No services

26 December 2019

All services will operate to a Sunday timetable, although the following Sunday Expressway services will not be running on 26 December:

  • Route X1 – 1815, 2015, 2115, 2215 & 2315 Dublin-Belfast; 0530, 1945 & 2200 Belfast-Dublin
  • Route X2A – 1015, 1615, 1715 & 1915 Dublin-Belfast; 0645 & 1445 Belfast-Dublin
  • Route X5 – 0930, 1130, 1330, 1530, 1730 & 1930 Dublin-Newry; 0815 & 1015 Belfast-Dublin; 0915 Belfast-Newry; 0715, 1315, 1515 & 1715 Newry-Dublin
  • Route 32 – 0030 Letterkenny-Dublin
  • Route 40 – 0940 Cork-Waterford; 1040 Cork-Rosslare
  • Route 51 – 0725 & 0835 Limerick-Cork; 0725 & 0825 Limerick-Galway
  • Route 64 –  0625 Donegal-Sligo; 0635 & 0810 Letterkenny-Derry; 0735 Sligo-Derry
  • Route 871/890 – Eurolines services to and from London

There will also be additional services on 26 December on the following Expressway routes:

  • Route X1 – 0445 Belfast-Dublin; 1715 & 1915 Dublin-Belfast

27 to 30 December 2019

All services will be running to a normal timetable

31 December 2019

Until 2200, all services will be running to a normal timetable, although the following Expressway services will not be running on 31 December:

  • 871/890 – Eurolines services to and from London

All services due to start after 2200 will not be running on 31 December, although the following services will be running normally:

  • All Expressway services
  • Route 220 – Services will resume from midnight on 1 January 2020 and operate a full schedule through the early hours of 1 January 2020.

1 January 2020

All services will operate to a Sunday timetable, although there will also be additional services on 1 January on the following routes:

  • Route 220 – Services will resume from midnight on 1 January and operate a full schedule through the early hours

Late-night services will serve all stations on DART, Dundalk, Maynooth and Kildare Commuter lines, including Pearse to Kildare via Phoenix Park Tunnel on selected nights during the festive season

Christmas Timetable, Late night DART and Commuter services are back for the weekends in the run-up to Christmas and after Dublin’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Late night services will operate on:

Fridays and Saturdays; 6th and 7th, 13th and 14th, 20th and  21st December

 

Maynooth Commuter

  • 00:20hrs and 01.55hrs Dublin Pearse serving all stations to Maynooth

 

Kildare Phoenix Park Tunnel  services

  • 00:50hrs and 01.50hrs from Dublin Pearse serving Tara Street, Dublin Connolly, Drumcondra, and all stations from ParkWest Cherryorchard  to Kildare

 

Dundalk Commuter

  • 00:40hrs and 01.40hrs from Dublin Pearse serving Tara Street, Dublin Connolly and all stations from Howth Junction to Dundalk

 

DART services

  • 00:30hrs and 01.30hrs from Dublin Connolly serving all stations to Greystones
  • 00:30hrs  and 01.30hrs from Dublin Pearse serving all stations to Howth

Tuesday 31st December to Early Morning Wednesday 1st January

 

  • Late-night services will operate after Dublin’s New Year celebrations

To search the late night services on our Journey Planner, please use the following date for services operating after midnight (eg search Wednesday 1st January for services after midnight on Tuesday 31st December).

Late night services will have security personnel on board to ensure customer safety.

Services During Christmas Holidays:

Christmas Eve:

    • Regular Intercity timetable until 21:00hrs with a few alterations
    • Commuter services will operate on a Sunday timetable until 21:00hrs

Christmas Day and Stephen’s Day – No service will operate across the network

27th to 31st December:

    • Normal services will operate on Intercity with a few alterations
    • Commuter services will operate on a Saturday timetable

Services for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day:

New Year’s Eve:

  • Regular Intercity timetable until 21:00hrs with a few alterations
  • Commuter services will operate on a Saturday timetable until 21:00hrs
  • Late-night services will operate after Dublin’s New Year celebrations

 

New Year’s Day:

    • DART and Commuter services will operate on a Sunday timetable
    • Intercity services will  operate on a weekday timetable with a few alterations

Planning in underway for additional pre-Christmas late-night services on Fridays and Saturdays on the lead up to Christmas.

 

ODMA Services 197 Services Dublin Commuter Services
24th Dec (Tue) Saturday service. Saturday service. Saturday service.
25th Dec (Wed) No Service No Service No Service
26th Dec (Thu) Sunday Service Sunday Service.

Service commences at 09:00.

Sunday Service.

Service commences at 09:00.

27th Dec (Fri) Saturday Service Normal service for day of week Normal service for day of week
28th Dec (Sat) Saturday Service Normal service for day of week Normal service for day of week
29th Dec (Sun) Sunday Service Sunday Service Sunday Service
30th Dec (Mon) Saturday Service Normal service for day of week Normal service for day of week
31st Dec (Tue) Saturday Service Normal service for day of week Normal service for day of week
1st Jan (Wed) Sunday Service Sunday Service Sunday Service

24th December, 197 last departures

  • 197
    • Ashbourne to Swords, 20:30
    • Swords to Ashbourne, 20:32

24th December, ODMA last departures

  • 17
    • Rialto to Blackrock, 19:40
    • Blackrock to Rialto, 20:05
  • 17A
    • Kilbarrack – Blanchardstown, 20:05
    • Blanchardstown – Kilbarrack, 19:40
  • 18
    • Palmerstown – Sandymount, 19:25
    • Sandymount – Palmerstown, 20:05
  • 33A
    • Dublin Airport – Skerries, 20:30
    • Skerries – Dublin Airport, 19:55
    • Swords – Balbriggan, 19:31
    • Balbriggan – Swords, 20:44
  • 33B
    • Swords – Portrane, 20:10
    • Portrane – Swords, 20:37
  • 45A
    • Kilmacanogue – Dún Laoghaire, 19:25
    • Dún Laoghaire – Kilmacanogue, 19:50
  • 59
    • Dún Laoghaire – Killiney Hill Park, 19:30
    • Killiney Hill Park – Dún Laoghaire, 20:05
  • 63
    • Kilternan – Dún Laoghaire, 19:56
    • Dún Laoghaire – Kilternan, 20:00
  • 75
    • Tallaght – Dún Laoghaire, 19:40
    • Dún Laoghaire – Tallaght, 19:30
  • 76
    • Tallaght – Chapelizod, 20:20
    • Chapelizod – Tallaght, 20:15
  • 102
    • ​​​​​​​Dublin Airport – Sutton DART, 20:10
    • Sutton DART – Dublin Airport, 20:15
  • 104
    • ​​​​​​​Clontarf Station – DCU (The Helix), 20:10
    • DCU (The Helix) – Clontarf Station, 20:20
  • 111
    • ​​​​​​​Brides Glen – Dalkey, 19:25
    • Dalkey – Brides Glen, 20:33
  • 114
    • ​​​​​​​Ticknock – Blackrock, 19:30
    • Blackrock – Ticknock, 20:45
  • 161​​​​​​​
    • Rockbrook – Dundrum, normal service
    • Dundrum – Rockbrook, normal service
  • 175
    • ​​​​​​​UCD – Citywest, 20:00
    • Citywest – UCD, 19:35
  • 184
    • ​​​​​​​Newtownmountkennedy – Bray, 19:59
    • Bray – Newtownmountkennedy, 19:45
  • 185
    • ​​​​​​​Powerscourt – Bray, 20:12
    • Bray – Powerscourt, 20:22
  • 220
    • ​​​​​​DCU (The Helix) – Lady’s Well Road, 19:50
    • Lady’s Well Road – DCU (The Helix), 19:50
  • 236/236A
    • ​​​​​​​Blanchardstown – IBM Campus, normal service
    • IBM Campus – Blanchardstown, normal service
  • 238
    • ​​​​​​​Tyrellstown – Mulhuddart, 20:03
    • Mulhuddart – Tyrellstown, 20:33
  • 239
    • ​​​​​​​Liffey Valley – Blanchardstown, 20:45
    • Blanchardstown – Liffey Valley, 20:40
  • 270
    • ​​​​​​​Dunboyne – Blanchardstown, 20:03
    • Blanchardstown – Dunboyne, 20:40

24th December, Dublin Commuter last departures

  • 125
    • ​​​​​​​Newbridge – UCD, normal service
    • UCD – Newbridge, normal service
  • 126
    • ​​​​​​​Kildare – Dublin, 20:10
    • Dublin – Kildare, 20:05
  • 130
    • ​​​​​​​Athy – Dublin, normal service
    • Dublin – Athy, 17:55

Night Luas Services December 2019

Night Luas trams will run until the early hours on the Red & Green lines on Friday 13th, Saturday 14th, Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Tuesday 31st December. Night Luas trams will run in both directions collecting passengers at all stops on the Green Line and Red Line. However, the last Night Luas trams will only run out of the city centre.

Night Luas Red Line Westbound from The Point to Tallaght 

  • Night Luas on Fri 13th Dec at 01:00, 02:00 & 03:00
  • Night Luas on Sat 14th Dec at 01:00, 02:00 & 03:00
  • Night Luas on Fri 20th Dec at 01:00, 02:00 & 03:00
  • Night Luas on Sat 21st Dec at 01:00, 02:00 & 03:00
  • Night Luas on NYE Tues 31st Dec at 01:00, 02:00 & 03:00

The last tram will run out of the City Centre only from The Point to Tallaght

Night Luas Red Line Westbound from The Point to Saggart 

  • Night Luas on Fri 13th Dec at 01:30 & 02:30
  • Night Luas on Sat 14th Dec at 01:30 & 02:30
  • Night Luas on Fri 20th Dec at 01:30 & 02:30
  • Night Luas on Sat 21st Dec at 01:30 & 02:30
  • Night Luas on NYE Tues 31st Dec at 01:30 & 02:30

The last tram will run out of the City Centre only from The Point to Saggart

Night Luas Red Line Eastbound from Tallaght to The Point

  • Night Luas on Fri 13th Dec at 01:00 & 02:00
  • Night Luas on Sat 14th Dec at 01:00 & 02:00
  • Night Luas on Fri 20th Dec at 01:00 & 02:00
  • Night Luas on Sat 21st Dec at 01:00 & 02:00
  • Night Luas on NYE Tues 31st Dec at 01:00 & 02:00

 

Night Luas Red Line Eastbound from Saggart to The Point 

  • Night Luas on Fri 13th Dec at 00:30 & 01:30
  • Night Luas on Sat 14th Dec at 00:30 & 01:30
  • Night Luas on Fri 20th Dec at 00:30 & 01:30
  • Night Luas on Sat 21st Dec at 00:30 & 01:30
  • Night Luas on NYE Tues 31st Dec at 00:30 & 01:30

 

Night Luas Green Line Northbound from Brides Glen to Broombridge

  • Night Luas on Fri 13th Dec every 30 mins from 00:20 to 02:50
  • Night Luas on Sat 14th Dec every 30 mins from 00:20 to 02:50
  • Night Luas on Fri 20th Dec every 30 mins from 00:20 to 02:50
  • Night Luas on Sat 21st Dec every 30 mins from 00:20 to 02:50
  • Night Luas on NYE Tues 31st Dec every 30 mins from 00:20 to 02:50

The last Night Luas tram will run Northbound only from Brides Glen to Broombridge

Night Luas Green Line Southbound from Broombridge to Brides Glen

  • Night Luas on Fri 13th Dec every 30 mins from 00:36 to 03:06
  • Night Luas on Sat 14th Dec every 30 mins from 00:36 to 03:06
  • Night Luas on Fri 20th Dec every 30 mins from 00:36 to 03:06
  • Night Luas on Sat 21st Dec every 30 mins from 00:36 to 03:06
  • Night Luas on NYE Tues 31st Dec every 30 mins from 00:36 to 03:06

The last Night Luas tram will run Southbound only from Broombridge to Brides Glen

Night Luas Fares

  • A validated Leap Card, valid Night Luas ticket, valid commuter ticket or validated Public Service Card with Free Travel is required to use Night Luas.
  • For the best price use Leap Card. Night Luas costs €4 with Leap Card. Don’t forget to Touch On & Off your Leap Card to get the best value.
  • A Night Luas ticket costs €5 from a Luas Ticket Machine.
  • Luas Annual, Monthly and 30 Day tickets are valid on Night Luas services.

Last Luas Trams

Regular Luas services have quite late operating hours so Luas is a good option for late night shopping and entertainment over the Christmas season any night.

  • Last tram from The Point is at 00:30 Mon – Fri, 00:30 Sat & 23:30 Sun
  • Last tram from Connolly is at 19:31 Mon – Fri, 18:39 Sat and 19:03 Sun to Red Cow but later trams serve Busáras (c.200m walk)
  • Last tram from Saggart is at 23:52 Mon – Sat & 22:51 Sun
  • Last tram from Tallaght is at 00:00 Mon – Sat & 23:00 Sun
  • Last tram from Broombridge is at 00:17 Mon – Sat & 23:17 Sun
  • Last tram from Brides Glen is at 00:00 Mon – Sat & 23:00 Sun

 

Christmas & New Year Services December 2019

The following Luas services will operate over the Christmas and New Year period.

  • Christmas Eve Tues 24th Dec: Services end at 20:00
  • Christmas Day Wed 25th Dec : No Luas services
  • St. Stephen’s Day Thurs 26th Dec: Services running 09:00 – 23:30 with Sunday frequency
  • Fri 27th Dec: Services running Saturday operating hours & frequency
  • Sat 28th Dec: Services running Saturday operating hours & frequency
  • Sun 29th Dec: Services running Sunday operating hours & frequency
  • Mon 30th Dec: Services running Saturday operating hours & frequency
  • NYE Tues 31st Dec: Services running Saturday operating hours & frequency plus Night Luas
  • Bk Hol Wed 1st Jan: Services running Sunday operating hours & frequency
  • Thurs 2nd Jan: Regular weekday services resume

 

Please note trams running into the city centre finish earlier than those running out of the city centre. Also, selected stops have different first / last tram times. There may be some other limited alterations to these services over Christmas. So always check the Real Time Info online, on the Luas App or at the Luas Stop before travelling.