Transport for Ireland (TFI) oversees the delivery of public transport services across Ireland.

The TFI public transport network in Ireland includes all services that are procured, funded, and regulated by the NTA. Operators such as Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead Ireland, Bus Éireann, TFI Local Link, Iarnród Éireann, Luas and TFI Bikes provide these services.

In 2023, the number of passengers using TFI Network reached record high with 308 million passenger’s journeys.

Expanding the TFI Network

TFI has recently improved a range of services across the TFI network with over 60 new and enhanced bus services launched in towns and villages under the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan.

Two new town bus services have recently commenced service in Carlow Town and Clonmel, giving more people the option to use public transport daily.

In Dublin, the BusConnects Network Redesign launched two phases in the last year– Phase 5a in West Dublin and in November Phase 5b in south Dublin.

New Sustainable Fleet

TFI is rolling out a fleet of accessible vehicles including fully electric buses and hybrid electric trains.

TFI use technology and data to make journeys easier

  • TFI Live App: allows you to plan your door-to-door commute. It provides plans for trains, buses and tram services and combines them into easy-to-read journey plans. TFI Live provides information about scheduled departures and trips near your current location to make planning your journey easier.
  • TFI Leap Card: is a pre-paid travel card which can save customers up to 30% on public transport fares. There’s a Leap Card for everyone – Adult, Young Adult (19-25), Student and Child. Young Adults (aged 19-25) can save up to 50% off public transport fares when using a TFI Young Adult Leap Card. Next generation ticketing is being developed by TFI to provide additional cashless ways to pay for travel
  • The TFI 90 Minute Fare: allows users to travel around the Dublin area and interchange with multiple modes of transport area for 90 Minutes with a TFI Leap Card, for just €2 for adults, €1 for young adults (19-25) or students, and 65 cent for children.
  • Contactless Payments: TFI is also developing the ability to pay for services with contactless bank card/phone payment.

Customer Satisfaction

In a recently published Customer Satisfaction Survey, 83% of passengers said they had a positive sentiment towards TFI services. Of the total, 39% of users said they were very satisfied, with a further 44% fairly satisfied with the TFI network.