Last updated: 21:24 30th of December

From Saturday 26th December 2020, public transport will operate at 25% capacity, and should be used for necessary journeys only.

All Intercity rail service pre-bookings made up to 22nd December will be honoured for travel between 22nd Dec and 6th January, and some services will operate at a capacity of up to 50% in order to honour these bookings. Irish Rail is putting special amendment arrangements in place for people who wish to change their bookings.

Social distancing is still in place and face coverings must be worn on public transport. For more details on Covid-19 guidelines for public transport, please see our Covid Updates page

For full details of government guidelines visit gov.ie or gov.ie/safechristmas

Public Transport Service Arrangements:

Thursday 24 December: All services operate as normal for that day which commence on or before 21:00. No services will commence after 21:00.

Friday 25 December: No service.

Saturday 26 December: Services commence at 09:00, then operate to a Sunday timetable.

Sunday 27 December: Normal services.

Monday 28 December: Normal services.

Tuesday 29 December: Normal services.

Wednesday 30 December: Normal services.

Thursday 31 December: Normal service until 22:00 after which service reductions will be in place.

Friday 1st January: Sunday Service.

See www.buseireann.ie for more details.

Thursday 24 December: Monday to Friday service with last service finishing at 21.00.

Friday 25 December: No service

Saturday 26 December: Services commence at 09:00, then operate to a Sunday timetable.

Sunday 27 December: Normal services.

Monday 28 December: Normal services.

Tuesday 29 December: Normal services.

Wednesday 30 December: Normal services.

Thursday 31 December: Normal services.

Friday 1st January: Sunday Service

Nitelink, Airlink and Tours will not operate over the Christmas and New Year period.

Monday 21, Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 December 2020
A weekday service operates on all routes.

Thursday 24 December 2020

Saturday service with extra early morning departures on routes 13, 27, 33, 37, 38, 39a, 40, 40d, 41c, 46a, 123, 140, 145. Last bus at 21:00.

Friday 25 December 2020
No service.

Saturday 26 December 2020
A Sunday service operates on all routes, with first departures on Route 15, Route 39a and Route 41 at 05.00.

Sunday 27 December 2020
A Sunday service operates on all routes.

Monday 28 December 2020

Saturday service with extra early morning departures on routes 13, 27, 33, 37, 38, 39a, 40, 40d, 41c, 46a, 123, 140 and 145 visit dublinbus.ie for more information.

Tuesday 29 December 2020

Saturday service with extra early morning departures on routes 13, 27, 33, 37, 38, 39a, 40, 40d, 41c, 46a, 123, 140 and 145 visit dublinbus.ie for more information.

Wednesday 30 December 2020

Saturday service with extra early morning departures on routes 13, 27, 33, 37, 38, 39a, 40, 40d, 41c, 46a, 123, 140 and 145 visit dublinbus.ie for more information.

Thursday 31 December 2020
A weekday service will operate with last departures at approx 22.00, Route 15, Route 39a  and  Route 41 will stop operating at 22.00 and begin operating again at 00.00.

Friday 1 January 2021
A Sunday service will operate on all routes.

For more information visit dublinbus.ie

The following service arrangements are in place for ODMA services, Dublin Commuter services and Route 197.

Christmas Eve, Thursday 24 December: Normal Monday – Friday service until approximately 20.00. Please see details below.

Christmas Day, Friday 25 December: No services operate

St Stephen’s Day, Saturday 26 December: Services commence at 09.00 and operate a Sunday timetable.

Sunday 27 December and Monday 28 December: Sunday timetable

Tuesday 29 December and Wednesday 30 December: Normal Monday – Friday service.

New Year’s Eve, Thursday 31 December: Normal services.

New Year’s Day, Friday 1 January: Services will operate a Sunday timetable.

 

Last Departures:

24 December:

197

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

17

  • Rialto to Blackrock, 20:45
  • Blackrock to Rialto, 20:40

17A

  • Kilbarrack – Blanchardstown, 20:45
  • Blanchardstown – Kilbarrack, 20:40

18

  • Palmerstown – Sandymount, 20:30
  • Sandymount – Palmerstown, 20:35

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, 21:00
  • Dún Laoghaire – Kilmacanogue, 21:00

59

  • Dún Laoghaire – Killiney Hill Park, 20:40
  • Killiney Hill Park – Dún Laoghaire, 21:05

63

  • Kilternan – Dún Laoghaire, 20:56
  • Dún Laoghaire – Kilternan, 20:40

75

  • Tallaght – Dún Laoghaire, 21:00
  • Dún Laoghaire – Tallaght, 20:35

76

  • Tallaght – Chapelizod, 21:00
  • Chapelizod – Tallaght, 20:55

102

  • Dublin Airport – Sutton DART, 20:40
  • Sutton DART – Dublin Airport, 20:45

104

  • ​​​​​​​Clontarf Station – DCU (The Helix), 20:10
  • DCU (The Helix) – Clontarf Station, 20:20

111

  • ​​​​​​​Brides Glen – Dalkey, 20:43
  • Dalkey – Brides Glen, 20:33

114

  • ​​​​​​​Ticknock – Blackrock, 20:30
  • Blackrock – Ticknock, 20:45

161​​​​​​​

  • Rockbrook – Dundrum, 18:15
  • Dundrum – Rockbrook, 18:55

175

  • ​​​​​​​UCD – Citywest, 21:00
  • Citywest – UCD, 20:45

184

  • ​​​​​​​Newtownmountkennedy – Bray, 20:59
  • Bray – Newtownmountkennedy, 20:45

185

  • ​​​​​​​Powerscourt – Bray, 20:12
  • Bray – Powerscourt, 20:22

220

  • ​​​​​​DCU (The Helix) – Lady’s Well Road, 20:50
  • Lady’s Well Road – DCU (The Helix), 19:50

236/236A

  • ​​​​​​​Blanchardstown – IBM Campus, 17:45
  • IBM Campus – Blanchardstown, 18:15

238

  • ​​​​​​​Tyrellstown – Mulhuddart, 20:03
  • Mulhuddart – Tyrellstown, 20:33

239

  • ​​​​​​​Liffey Valley – Blanchardstown, 20:45
  • Blanchardstown – Liffey Valley, 20:40

270

  • ​​​​​​​Dunboyne – Blanchardstown, 21:03
  • Blanchardstown – Dunboyne, 20:40

24 December, Dublin Commuter last departures

120

  • ​​​​​​​Edenderry – Dublin, 20:38
  • Dublin – Edenderry, 20:30

120c/120d

  • ​​​​​​​Tullamore – Enfield, 20:38
  • Enfield – Tullamore, 19:05

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
  • Naas – Athy, no service at 23:00

For more information visit goaheadireland.ie

From Saturday 26th December 2020, public transport will operate at 25% capacity, for necessary journeys only. All Intercity service pre-bookings made up to 22nd December will be honoured for travel between 22nd Dec and 6th January, and services will operate at a capacity of up to 50% on some services in order to honour these bookings. Irish Rail is putting special amendment arrangements in place for people who wish to change their bookings.

All Intercity services require mandatory pre-booking, including from intermediate stops on these services, namely:

  • Services between Dublin Heuston and Cork, Tralee, Limerick, Galway, Westport, Waterford, including those boarding at intermediate stations
  • Services between Connolly and Belfast, Sligo and Rosslare Europort, including those boarding at intermediate stations
  • Services between Cork and Tralee, between Limerick and Galway, between Limerick and Ballybrophy (via Nenagh), and between Limerick and Waterford, including for those boarding at intermediate station

Services which originate within Commuter travel areas do not require pre-booking.

For more information on prebooking visit irishrail.ie

Service arrangements:

Normal service up to and including Wednesday 23 December.

Christmas Eve, Thursday 24: Overall, normal InterCity service but with cancellations and alterations on certain routes:

  • DART & Commuter will operate a Saturday service until 21:00 approx.
  • Last services: 19:45 Heuston/Portlaoise, 20.17 Connolly/Maynooth, 20.50 Clonsilla/M3 Parkway, 20.20 Connolly/Drogheda, 21:00 Malahide/Connolly, 20.55 Bray/Connolly.
  • Phoenix Park Tunnel (Grand Canal Dock/Hazelhatch & Newbridge) route will operate a reduced service. Last service: 19:43 Grand Canal Dock/Hazelhatch
  • Cork Commuter will operate a Saturday service until 18:30 approx.
  • Last services: 18.15 Cork/Midleton, 18.30 Cork/Cobh

Christmas Day, Friday 25, & St. Stephen’s Day, Saturday 26: No Service

Sunday 27 December: Normal Sunday service on all routes with some alterations and cancellations.

Monday 28 December: Overall normal InterCity service but with cancellations and alterations on certain routes.

  • Sunday service on DART & Commuter routes
  • Sunday service on Cork Commuter routes
  • Reduced service on Portlaoise Commuter route.
  • No service on Phoenix Park Tunnel (Grand Canal Dock/Hazelhatch & Newbridge) route

Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 December: Overall normal InterCity service but with cancellations and alterations on certain routes.

  • Saturday service on DART & Commuter services
  • Saturday service on Cork Commuter services
  • Phoenix Park Tunnel (Grand Canal Dock/Hazelhatch & Newbridge) route will operate a reduced service.

New Year’s Eve, Thursday 31 December: Overall normal InterCity service but with cancellations and alterations on certain routes.

  • Saturday service on DART & Commuter services until 21:00 approx.
  • Last services: 19:45 Heuston/Portlaoise, 20.17 Connolly/Maynooth, 20.50 Clonsilla/M3 Parkway, 20.20 Connolly/Drogheda, 21:00 Malahide/Connolly, 20.55 Bray/Connolly.
  • Saturday service on Cork Commuter services until 18:30 approx.
  • Last services: 18.15 Cork/Midleton, 18.30 Cork/Cobh
  • Phoenix Park Tunnel (Grand Canal Dock/Hazelhatch & Newbridge) route will operate a reduced service. Last service: 19:11 Grand Canal Dock/Hazelhatch

New Year’s Day, Friday 1 January: Overall normal InterCity service but with cancellations and alterations on certain routes.

  • Sunday service on DART & Commuter routes
  • Sunday service on Cork Commuter routes
  • Reduced service on Portlaoise Commuter route.
  • No service on Phoenix Park Tunnel (Grand Canal Dock/Hazelhatch & Newbridge) route

Saturday 2 January: Overall normal InterCity service but with cancellations and alterations on certain routes.

  • Normal Saturday service on DART & Commuter services
  • Normal Saturday service on Cork Commuter services

Sunday 3 January: Overall normal InterCity service but with cancellations and alterations on certain routes.

  • Normal Sunday service on DART & Commuter services
  • Normal Sunday service on Cork Commuter services

Monday 4 January: Normal service on all routes

For more information visit irishrail.ie 

There will be no Night Luas services in 2020.

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

  • Christmas Eve Thursday 24 December: Services end at 20:00
  • Christmas Day Friday 25 December: No Luas services
  • St. Stephen’s Day Saturday 26 December: 09:00 – 23:30 & Sunday Frequency
  • Sunday 27 December: Sunday Operating Hours & Frequency
  • Monday 28 December: Sunday Operating Hours & Frequency
  • Tuesday 29 December: Saturday Operating Hours & Frequency
  • Wednesday 30 December: Saturday Operating Hours & Frequency
  • New Year’s Eve Thursday 31 December: Saturday Operating Hours & Frequency
  • New Year’s Day Friday 1 January: Sunday Operating Hours & Frequency

Regular services resume from Saturday 2 January.

For more information visit luas.ie

Route 828 (Cashel – Portlaoise)

Thursday 24 December: All services operate as normal on 24 December, up to 21:00 (the latest time for a service to commence shall be 21:00).

Friday 25 December: No service

Saturday 26 December: Services operate on the 26 December from 09:00 (no services shall commence prior to 09:00) then operate to a Sunday timetable.

Sunday 27 December: Normal services (Sunday Services)

Monday 28 December: Bank Holiday Services

Tuesday 29 December: Normal services

Wednesday 30 December: Normal services

Thursday 31 December: Normal services

Friday 1 January: Bank Holiday Services

 

Route 817 (Kilkenny – Naas – Dublin)

Thursday 24 December – 1 January: Normal service apart from Friday 25 December where there is no service.

 

Route 975 (Cavan – Longford)

Thursday 24 December: Normal service

25 December – 27 December: No service

28 December – 31 December: Normal service

Friday 1 January: No service