Public transport is the affordable and sustainable way to get around during the festive season! To help you make the most of it many operators are putting on late-night services, so whether you’re shopping, socialising or working, grab your TFI Leap Card and use the transport information below to plan your journey.

With the TFI 90 minute fare you can travel on Dublin Bus, Luas, Go-Ahead Ireland Dublin City services and most DART and commuter rail services for just €2.00 for adults, €1.00 for young adults (19-23) and students, and 65 cent for children using your TFI Leap Card! Simply touch on within 90 minutes of your first journey.

Travelling by taxi this festive season? Be sure to download the TFI Driver Check App

Operation Open City 2022 will be in operation in Dublin from the 1st until the 24th of December 2022.

See the details of transport operator late-night services, timetable alterations and contact details below. Please note that these services may be subject to amendments, so remember to check back regularly for updates.

Public Transport Service Arrangements

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

  • Christmas Eve Sat 24th Dec: Services finish at 21:00
  • Christmas Day Sun 25th Dec: No Service
  • St. Stephen’s Day Mon 26th Dec: Sunday Service
  • Tues 27th Dec: Sunday service
  • Wed 28th – Fri 30th Dec: Saturday service
  • New Year’s Eve Sat 31st Dec: Saturday Service
  • New Year’s Day Sun 1st Jan: Sunday Service
  • Mon 2nd Jan: Regular Bank Holiday Service

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

Contact Information

Email: info@buseireann.ie
Website: www.buseireann.ie
Telephone: 01 8366111 (Monday to Sunday, 09:00 to 17:30)

A full Nitelink service will operate on Routes 7n, 29n, 31n, 33n, 42n, 46n, 49n, 69n, 70n, 77n, 84n, 88n on the following dates:

  • Wed 14th – Sat 17th Dec 2022
  • Wed 21st – Fri 23rd Dec 2022
  • Fri 30th and Sat 31st Dec 2022

A temporary Route 40n Nitelink service will operate on the above dates every 30-mins from 00:00 to 04:00

In addition, the following 24-hour services will continue to operate during this period

  • 15 From Clongriffin Towards Ballycullen Rd
  • 39a From UCD Belfield Towards Ongar
  • 41 From Lower Abbey St. Towards Swords Manor
  • C1 From Adamstown Station Towards Sandymount
  • C2 From Adamstown Station Towards Sandymount
  • C5 From Maynooth Towards Ringsend Road
  • C6 From Maynooth Towards Ringsend Road
  • G1 From Spencer Dock Towards Red Cow Luas
  • G2 From Spencer Dock Towards Liffey Valley Shopping Centre
  • N4 From Point Village Towards Blanchardstown Shopping Centre

For the most up-to-date service information please visit the Dublin Bus Christmas Nighttime Services 2022 page

Contact Information

Email: customercomment@dublinbus.ie
Website: www.dublinbus.ie
Telephone: 01 8734222 (Monday to Saturday, 08:30 to 18:00, excluding Public Holidays.)

The following Go-Ahead Ireland services will operate over the Christmas and New Year period.

  • Christmas Eve Sat 24th Dec: Services finish at 21:00
  • Christmas Day Sun 25th Dec: No Service
  • St. Stephen’s Day Mon 26th Dec: Sunday Service commences at 09:00
  • Tues 27thFri 30th Dec: Regular Service
  • New Year’s Eve Sat 31st Dec: Saturday Service
  • New Year’s Day Sun 1st Jan: Sunday Service
  • Mon 2nd Jan: Sunday Service

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

Contact Information

Email: customercomment@goaheadireland.ie
Website: www.goaheadireland.ie
Telephone: Go Ahead main office +353 (1) 564 1000 / Customer Comments & Queries 0818 804071

Pre-booking on all Intercity service is strongly recommended

Late Night Services: Iarnród Éireann will operate extra services on Friday and Saturday nights throughout December:

  • Pearse to Kildare: 23:50 and 01:50
    • Serving Tara and Connolly and all stations to Kildare
  • Pearse to Maynooth: 00:20 and 02:00
    • Serving Tara and Connolly and all stations to Maynooth
  • Pearse to Howth DART: 00:30 and 01:30
    • Serving Tara and Connolly and all stations to Howth
  • Connolly to Greystones DART: 00:30 and 01:30
    • Serving Tara and Pearse and all stations to Greystones
  • Pearse to Dundalk: 00:40 and 01:40
    • Serving Tara and Connolly and all stations from Howth Junction to Dundalk

New Year’s Eve: There will be a slightly altered timetable, with extra services scheduled as follows:

  • Pearse to Kildare: 00.50 & 02.50
    • Serving Tara and Connolly and all stations to Kildare
  • Pearse to Maynooth:01.20 & 03.00
    • Serving Tara and Connolly and all stations to Maynooth
  • Pearse to Howth DART: 01.30 & 02.30
    • Serving Tara and Connolly and all stations to Howth
  • Connolly to Greystones DART: 01.30 & 02.30
    • Serving Tara and Pearse and all stations to Greystones
  • Pearse to Dundalk: 01.40 & 02.40
    • Serving Tara and Connolly and all stations from Howth Junction to Dundalk

For the most up-to-date service information please visit the Christmas 2022 Late night DART and Commuter page

Contact Information

Email: info@irishrail.ie
Website: https://www.irishrail.ie/
Telephone: 01 8366222 (Monday to Friday, 07:00 to 19:00 excluding bank holidays. Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays are 08:00 – 18:00.)

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

  • Fri 23rd Dec: Regular Service
  • Christmas Eve Sat 24th Dec: Special timetable TBC
  • Christmas Day Sun 25th Dec: No Service
  • St. Stephen’s Day Mon 26th Dec: Amended Sunday timetable, 09:00 start time, no Red line city centre afternoon
  • Tues 27th Dec: Sunday Service
  • Wed 28th Dec: Saturday Service
  • Thurs 29th Dec: Saturday Service
  • Fri 30th Dec: Saturday Service
  • New Year’s Eve Sat 31st Dec: Saturday Service plus Night Luas
  • New Year’s Day Sun 1st Jan: Sunday Service
  • Mon 2nd Jan: Sunday Service
  • Tues 3rd Jan: Regular Weekday Service

Luas will operate additional daytime trams on the 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th Dec, in addition to the Night Luas services on the Fri 9th, Sat 10th, Fri 16th, Sat 17th, Sat 31st Dec

A valid Luas Ticket, valid Public Services Card with Free Travel, or TFI Leap Card validated at the Luas Stop is required to use the service. Please remember to tag on and tag off after each journey.

Contact Information

Email: info@luas.ie
Website: www.luas.ie
Telephone: 1800 300 604 (Monday to Friday 07:00 to 19:00, Saturday 10:00 to 14:00. Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.)

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

  • Christmas Eve Sat 24th Dec: Regular services finish at 21:00
  • Christmas Day Sun 25th Dec: No Service
  • St. Stephen’s Day Mon 26th Dec: Sunday Service commences at 09:00
  • Tues 27thFri 30th Dec: Regular Service
  • New Year’s Eve Sat 31st Dec: Saturday Service
  • New Year’s Day Sun 1st Jan: Sunday Service
  • Mon 2nd Jan: Sunday Service

For the most up-to-date service information please visit: https://citydirectkilkenny.ie/

Contact Information

Email: customercomment@citydirect.ie
Website: www.CityDirectkilkenny.ie
Telephone: 056 779 5929 or 056 780 0039

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

  • Christmas Eve Sat 24th Dec: Regular services finish at 21:00
  • Christmas Day Sun 25th Dec: No Service
  • St. Stephen’s Day Mon 26th Dec: Regular Service commences at 09:00
  • Tues 27th Dec: Regular Service resumes

For the most up-to-date service information please visit: https://jjkavanagh.ie/

Contact Information

Email: info@jjkavanagh.ie
Website: jjkavanagh.ie
Telephone: 0818 333 222

  • Christmas Eve Sat 24th Dec: Regular services
  • Christmas Day Sun 25th Dec: No Service
  • St. Stephen’s Day Mon 26th Dec: Regular Bank Holiday Service
  • Tues 27th – Fri 30th Dec: Regular Weekday Service
  • New Year’s Eve Sat 31st Dec: Saturday Service
  • New Year’s Day Sun 1st Jan: Sunday Service
  • Mon 2nd Jan: Regular Bank Holiday Service

For the most up-to-date service information please visit: https://www.dublincoach.ie/

Contact Information

Email: info@dublincoach.ie
Website: https://www.dublincoach.ie/
Telephone: (0)1 465 99722

  • Christmas Eve Sat 24th Dec: Regular services
  • Christmas Day Sun 25th Dec: No Service
  • St. Stephen’s Day Mon 26th Dec: Regular Bank Holiday Service
  • Wed 27th – Fri 30th Dec: Regular Weekday Service
  • New Year’s Eve Sat 31st Dec: Saturday Service
  • New Year’s Day Sun 1st Jan: Sunday Service
  • Mon 2nd Jan: Regular Bank Holiday Service

For the most up-to-date service information please visit: http://www.andrewwhartoncoachhire.com/

Contact Information

Email: awwharton@gmail.com
Website: www.andrewwhartoncoachhire.com
Telephone: +353 868181435