The best way to get around over Christmas and the New Year is by public transport, so whether you’re shopping, socialising or working, grab your TFI Leap Card and use the transport information below to plan your journey.

Face coverings must be worn on public transport.

Operation Open City 2021 will be in operation in Dublin until Christmas Eve, 24th December 2021.

More details of public transport services over Christmas and New Years will be added as they become available.

Public Transport Service Arrangements:

Christmas Eve, Friday 24 December 2021

City, Town, Commuter and Rural services will operate a Weekday service with last departures at 21:00.

Expressway services will operate as normal service to last departures on each service as below.

  • Route 2, 17:00 from Wexford & 21:00 from Dublin Airport
  • Route 4X4, 18:00 from Waterford & 22:15 from Dublin Airport
  • Route 13, 19:35 from Limerick to Tralee, 18:00 from Tralee to Limerick
  • Route 14, 18:35 from Limerick to Killarney, 18:00 from Killarney to Limerick
  • Route 22, 18:00 from Dublin Airport & 17:15 from Ballina
  • Route 23, 17:30 from Dublin & 18:15 from Sligo
  • Route 30/X30, 21:30 from Dublin & 19:00 from Donegal
  • Route 32, 18:45 from Dublin & 17:45 from Letterkenny
  • Route 40, 17:50 from Tralee & 20:30 from Cork / 19:40 from Waterford & 1900 from Cork
  • Route 51, Normal Weekday Schedule
  • Route 52, Normal Weekday Schedule
  • Route 55, Normal Weekday Schedule
  • Route 64, Normal Weekday Schedule
  • Route 100X, 19:30 from Dundalk & 21:40 from Dublin

Christmas Day, Saturday, 25 December 2021

Services will not operate

St. Stephen’s Day, Sunday 26 December 2021

City, Town, Commuter and Rural services will operate a Bank Holiday/Sunday service with first departures at 09:00.

Expressway services will operate as Bank Holiday/Sunday with first departures on each service as below.

  • Route 2, 08:00 from Wexford & 12:00 from Dublin Airport
  • Route 4X4, 06:45 from Waterford & 10:50 from Dublin Airport
  • Route 13, 08:35 from Limerick & 09:00 from Tralee
  • Route 14, 10:35 from Limerick & 10:00 from Killarney
  • Route 22, 10:20 from Dublin Airport (12:30 from Dublin Airport will not operate) & 09:30 from Ballina
  • Route 23, 07:40 from Dublin Airport & 06:30 from Sligo
  • Route 30/X30, 04:00 from Donegal & 09:30 from Dublin
  • Route 32, 08:45 from Dublin (10:45 from Dublin will not operate) & 07:20 from Letterkenny (11:20 from Letterkenny will not operate)
  • Route 40, will operate as normal
  • Route 51, services will operate as normal
  • Route 52, 07:00 from Galway (10:00 from Galway will not operate) & 08:30 from Ballina
  • Route 55, As Normal
  • Route 64, 07:15 from Derry to Sligo at 07:55 in Letterkenny & 07:35 from Sligo to Derry at 08:42 in Donegal.
  • Route 100X, 08:30 from Dundalk & 08:40 from Dublin (09:40 X Dublin will not operate)

Monday, 27 December 2021

Services will operate as normal Weekday schedule

Tuesday, 28 December 2021

Services will operate as normal Weekday schedule

Wednesday, 29 December 2021

Services will operate as normal Weekday schedule

Thursday, 30 December 2021

Services will operate as normal Weekday schedule

New Year’s Eve, Friday, 31 December 2021

Services will operate as normal Weekday schedule

Saturday, 1 January 2022

Services will operate as Sunday schedule

Sunday, 2 January 2022

Services will operate a Bank Holiday/Sunday Service

Monday, 3 January 2022

Services will operate a Bank Holiday/Sunday Service

See www.buseireann.ie for more details.

A number of service changes will be in place between Thursday 23 December 2021 and Monday 3 January 2022.

For the most up-to-date service information please visit www.dublinbus.ie

 

Outer Dublin Metropolitan Area

Christmas Eve, 24th Dec

All services operate as normal, up to 21:00. Journeys scheduled to commence after 21.01 or after cancelled.

 

Christmas Day, 25th Dec

No Service

 

St Stephen’s Day, 26th Dec

Sunday Service – Services commence at 09:00, then operate to a Sunday timetable

 

27th Dec – 30th Dec

Saturday plus timetable with night bus services

 

New Year’s Eve, 31st Dec

Normal services for the day type.

 

New Year’s Day, 1st Jan

Services operate to a Sunday timetable

 

Dublin Commuter

Christmas Eve, 24th Dec

All services operate as normal for that day, up to 21:00 and run full scheduled route for journeys commencing at or before 21:00.

 

Christmas Day, 25th Dec

No Service

 

St Stephen’s Day, 26th Dec

Sunday Service – Services commence at 09:00, then operate to a Sunday timetable

 

27th Dec – 30th Dec

Saturday plus timetable with night bus services

 

New Year’s Eve, 31st Dec

Saturday plus timetable with night services.

126n (Rathangan to Dublin) will operate Monday to Friday 27.12.2021 – 31.12.2021.

 

New Year’s Day, 1st Jan

Services operate to a Sunday timetable

For more information visit goaheadireland.ie

Pre-booking on all Intercity service is strongly recommended.

Christmas and New Year Service Information:

Date Service Details
Friday 24th December (Christmas Eve) Train services will operate with a number of cancellations and amendments. Services will terminate at approximately 21:00hrs. Please see our Journey Planner for more information.
Saturday 25th December (Christmas Day) No train services will operate on this day
Sunday 26th December (St. Stephens Day) No train services will operate on this day
Monday 27th December to Saturday 1st January Train services will operate with a number of cancellations and amendments. Please see our Journey Planner for more information.

On New Year’s Eve, 31st December, services will terminate at approximately 21:00hrs.

Sunday 2nd January A Sunday service will be in operation. Please see our Journey Planner for more information.
Monday 3rd January Train services will operate with a number of cancellations and amendments. Please see our Journey Planner for more information.

 

Late Night Services:

Late night services will operate from Fri 3rd Dec to Sun 19th Dec on Fri/Sat & Sat/Sun nights, and on New Year’s Eve, 31st Dec as follows with no later services;

  • Pearse/Kildare: 00.50
  • Pearse/Dundalk: 00.40
  • Pearse/Maynooth: 00.20
  • Connolly/Greystones: 00.30
  • Pearse/Howth: 00.30

For more information visit irishrail.ie 

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

Christmas Eve Fri 24th Dec: Services end at 20:00

  • Tallaght Eastbound 05:30 – 20:00
  • Saggart Eastbound 05:42 – 19:52
  • The Point Westbound / Tallaght 05:30 – 20:00
  • The Point Westbound / Saggart 05:30 – 20:00
  • Brides Glen Northbound 05:30 – 20:00
  • Broombridge Southbound 05:30 – 20:00

 

Christmas Day Sat 25th Dec:

  • No Luas services

 

St. Stephen’s Day Sun 26th Dec: Services running 09:00 – 23:30 with Sunday Frequency

  • Tallaght Eastbound 09:00 – 23:00
  • Saggart Eastbound 09:05 – 22:51
  • The Point Westbound 09:00 – 23:30
  • Brides Glen Northbound 09:00 – 23:00
  • Broombridge Southbound 09:00 – 23:17

 

Bk Hol Mon 27th Dec: Services running Sunday Operating Hours & Frequency

  • Tallaght Eastbound 07:00 – 23:00
  • Saggart Eastbound 07:12 – 22:51
  • The Point Westbound 07:00 – 23:30
  • Brides Glen Northbound 07:00 – 23:00
  • Broombridge Southbound 07:00 – 23:17

 

Bk Hol Tue 28th Dec: Services running Sunday Operating Hours & Frequency

  • Tallaght Eastbound 07:00 – 23:00
  • Saggart Eastbound 07:12 – 22:51
  • The Point Westbound 07:00 – 23:30
  • Brides Glen Northbound 07:00 – 23:00
  • Broombridge Southbound 07:00 – 23:17

 

Wed 29th Dec: Services running Saturday Operating Hours & Frequency

  • Tallaght Eastbound 06:30 – 00:00
  • Saggart Eastbound 6:42 – 23:52
  • The Point westbound 06:30 – 00:30
  • Brides Glen Northbound 06:30 – 00:00
  • Broombridge Southbound 06:30 – 00:17

 

Thu 30th Dec: Services running Saturday Operating Hours & Frequency

  • Tallaght Eastbound 06:30 – 00:00
  • Saggart Eastbound 6:42 – 23:52
  • The Point westbound 06:30 – 00:30
  • Brides Glen Northbound 06:30 – 00:00
  • Broombridge Southbound 06:30 – 00:17

 

New Year’s Eve Fri 31st Dec: Services running Saturday Operating Hours & Frequency

  • Tallaght Eastbound 06:30 – 00:00
  • Saggart Eastbound 6:42 – 23:52
  • The Point Westbound – Tallaght 06:30 – 00:30
  • The Point Westbound – Saggart 06:30 – 00:08
  • Brides Glen Northbound 06:30 – 00:00
  • Broombridge Southbound 06:30 – 00:17

New Year’s Day Sat 1st Jan: Services running Sunday Operating Hours & Frequency

  • Tallaght Eastbound 07:00 – 23:00
  • Saggart Eastbound 07:12 – 22:51
  • The Point Westbound 07:00 – 23:30
  • Brides Glen Northbound 07:00 – 23:00
  • Broombridge Southbound 07:00 – 23:17

 

Sun 2nd Jan: Services running Sunday Operating Hours & Frequency

  • Tallaght Eastbound 07:00 – 23:00
  • Saggart Eastbound 07:12 – 22:51
  • The Point Westbound 07:00 – 23:30
  • Brides Glen Northbound 07:00 – 23:00
  • Broombridge Southbound 07:00 – 23:17

 

Bk Hol Mon 3rd Jan: Services running Sunday Operating Hours & Frequency

  • Tallaght Eastbound 07:00 – 23:00
  • Saggart Eastbound 07:12 – 22:51
  • The Point Westbound 07:00 – 23:30
  • Brides Glen Northbound 07:00 – 23:00
  • Broombridge Southbound 07:00 – 23:17

 

Tue 4th Jan:

  • Luas will run normal Operating Hours & Frequency

 

To get Luas Real Time Information and keep up with Luas Travel Updates over Christmas download the free Luas Apple or Android App.

A valid Luas Ticket, valid Public Services Card with Free Travel, or TFI Leap Card validated at the Luas Stop is required to use Luas.

For more information visit luas.ie