Dublin Bus

Dublin Bus is the biggest public transport operator in the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) operating over 136 routes.

They are a wholly owned subsidiary of the state-owned Córas Iompar Éireann (CIE) Group.

Normal services run from 5.00am until midnight. The Nitelink service operates from midnight until 4.00am on Friday and Saturday nights.

The TFI National Journey Planner includes all Dublin Bus services.

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

Please visit the Dublin Bus website for more detailed information.

Ticket Options

  • TFI Leap Card, available from the Leap website, TFI Leap Card Ticket Agents (740 outlets throughout Ireland) and selected DART ticket machines
  • Monthly and annual tickets available to purchase through employers
  • Rambler tickets 5 and 30 days travel
  • Exact cash fare can be paid on bus for single tickets. These tickets are more expensive than using a TFI Leap Card. No change is given for tickets bought on board.


‘Fare capping’ is valid on Dublin Bus when using your TFI Leap Card. If you make lots of trips in a day or a week Leap will automatically cap the price. For more information on what cap value applies to Dublin Bus, please visit the TFI Leap Card website.

If you are using your TFI Leap Card for two or more journeys on Dublin Bus within 90 minutes, the Leap 90 discount will be automatically applied.

On Dublin Bus your fare is calculated in stages. The more stages between your starting point and your final destination, the more the journey will cost you.

You should always make sure you carry small change as Dublin Bus do not have to accept notes and will not offer a refund on board.

Dublin Bus Fare Calculator is a useful tool that will help you calculate the exact amount you need before your journey.


Dublin Bus accepts passengers with assistance dogs. They must wear a harness or a jacket so that the driver is aware that they are an assistance dog. There is no limit to the amount of assistance dogs a driver can allow on board, as long as there is space.

There is space for one wheelchair on the lower floor of the bus.

Please be advised that if you use a mobility scooter you will need a permit. This is because not all mobility scooters can be accommodated due to their size.

Dublin Bus operates a Travel Assistance Scheme which helps you use public transport on your own. An assistant will accompany you the first few times to give advice and help navigate the network.

For more information on accessibility, please visit the Dublin Bus website.

Contact Details

Web: www.dublinbus.ie

Email: customercomment@dublinbus.ie

Phone: (01) 8734222

Dublin Bus Head Office
59 upper O’ Connell Street,
Dublin 1

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