Last updated: 11:08 on 30/03/20

New Public Health Measures announced by the Irish Government on Friday 27th March. 

To prevent further spread of COVID-19 the Government of Ireland have introduced new Public Health Measures including the restriction of public transport to essential travel only which is for the purpose of buying food or medicines, going to medical appointments, and for carers and essential workers. These new restrictions are effective from midnight Friday 27th of March until Sunday 12th of April. For further information on these measures please visit Gov.ie.

In addition, revised public transport timetables will operate for some services from March 30th.

What does this mean?

  • Revised timetables for Iarnród Éireann will come into effect on Monday March 30th
    • Iarnród Éireann services on Intercity services will be at 45-65% of normal levels.
  • Revised timetables for Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead Ireland and Bus Éireann, will come into effect Wednesday April 1st.
    • Bus operators are moving to a revised schedule which will be based on the current Saturday schedule, augmented by additional services, particularly in the early morning.
    • Go-Ahead Ireland will be operating services at approximately 94% of current levels.
    • Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann both operating services at over 80% of current levels..
  • Luas services will not change at this time.
  • Full details will be available at company websites in the coming days:

Details on changes for rail and commercial bus services are listed below.

You can also visit the Local Link or Luas websites for regular updates.

As always, please continue to be considerate to one another when using public transport, take sensible precautions like regular hand-washing and remember to cough/sneeze into your elbow. TFI and public transport operators continue to follow all public health guidelines issued by the Chief Medical Officer and the HSE. It is important to ensure you are well-informed. For reliable facts, visit the HSE website.

In the context of the developing situation with COVID-19, the European Commission has issued Interpretative Guidelines on EU passenger rights regulations. These regulations apply to long distance Bus travel (scheduled journeys greater than 250kms) cross border rail travel and international ferry services only.

For NTA press statement click here.

Information PDF in English.

Information PDF in Irish.

Information PDF on Physical Distancing

Bus and Rail Operator Service Updates (scroll right to view tables)

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Aircoach 700 Leopardstown Dublin Airport Complete suspension from 26/03
Aircoach 702 Greystones Dublin Airport Complete suspension from 21/03
Aircoach 703 Killiney Dublin Airport Complete suspension from 21/03
Aircoach 704x Dublin Cork Complete suspension from 24/03
Aircoach 705x Dublin Belfast Complete suspension from 24/03
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Airport Hopper 777 Dublin Airport Tallaght Complete suspension of services
Airport Hopper 767 Maynooth Dublin Airport Complete suspension of serivces
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Ashbourne Connect 193/194/194A/194X Ashbourne Dublin Suspensions – see Operator website for further details
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Barrys Coaches 200 Cobh Cork Suspensions – see Operator website for further details
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Status
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons Ltd 394 Clonmel Thurles Complete suspension of services.
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons Ltd 395 Templemore Nenagh Complete suspension of services.
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons Ltd 871 Urlingford Kilkenny Complete suspension of services.
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons Ltd 812 Urlingford Roscrea Complete suspension of services.
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons Ltd 397 Nenagh Thurles Complete suspension of services.
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons Ltd 393 Thurles Clonmel Complete suspension of services.
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons Ltd 396 Thurles Clonmel Complete suspension of services.
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Brendan Boyle 433 Roscommon Galway Complete suspension from 26/03
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Buggys Coaches 890 Castlecomer Kilkenny Complete suspension of services.
Buggys Coaches 891 Castlecomer Kilkenny Complete suspension of services.
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Status
Burkes Bus 428 Milltown Galway Suspensions – see Operator website for further details.
Burkes Bus 427 Dunmore Galway Suspensions – see Operator website for further details.
Burkes Bus 435 Ballinrobe Galway Suspensions – see Operator website for further details.
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Bus Éireann 871 Dublin London Completely suspended last service ex-Dublin on 22/03 and ex-London on 23/03

From Wednesday 1st April, Bus Éireann will operate a ‘Saturday Plus’ service. They will be operating services at over 80% of current level.

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Bus Feda 964 Crolly Galway Suspensions – see Operator website for further details

 

Operator Route Number Origin Destination Status
Carolan Coaches 191 Stamullen Dublin City Complete suspension of services.
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
City Direct Bus Ltd 410 Cappagh Road Eyre Square North Complete suspension of services.
City Direct Bus Ltd 411 Galway Galway Complete suspension from 24/03.
City Direct Bus Ltd 412 Galway Galway Complete suspension of services.
City Direct Bus Ltd 414 Barna Costello Road Complete suspension of services.
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Status
Collins Coaches Limited 980 Ballybay Dublin Complete suspension from 27/03
Collins Coaches Limited 980A, 980B Carrickmacross Dublin Complete suspension from 27/03
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Status
Dave Long Coach Travel Ltd/ Cobh Connect 230 Skibbereeen St Patrick’s Quay Complete suspension of services.
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Dualway Coaches 767 Maynooth Dublin Airport Complete suspension of services
Dualway Coaches 777 Dublin Airport Tallaght Complete suspension of services
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Dublin Bus 747 Heuston Station Dublin Airport Complete suspension from 26/03
Nitelink Services 7n, 25n, 29n, 31n, 33n, 39n, 42n, 46n, 49n, 66n, 67n, 69n, 70n, 77n, 84n and 88n Dublin City Centre Various locations across Dublin Nitelink services will not operate from Friday 20th March, until further notice.
Dublin Bus 757 Charlotte Way Dublin Airport Complete suspension from 26/03

From Wednesday 1st April, Dublin Bus will operate a ‘Saturday Plus’ service. They will be operating services at over 80% of current level.

Please note that due to the Covid-19 emergency, the Dublin Bus Travel Assistance Scheme has ceased on the grounds of health and safety. The assistance scheme necessitates close and lengthy proximity between Dublin Bus staff and users (who in many cases will have health vulnerabilities). The scheme phone and email will continue to be covered.

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Dublin Coach 300 Dublin Limerick Complete suspension of services.
Dublin Coach 816 Portarlington Kildare Complete suspension of services.
Dublin Coach 750 Dundrum Dublin Airport Complete suspension of services.
Dublin Coach 307/308 William Street William Street Complete suspension of services.
Dublin Coach 726 Portlaoise Dublin Airport Complete suspension of services.
Dublin Coach 600 Cork Dublin Complete suspension of services.
Dublin Coach 727 Clongriffin Dublin Airport Complete suspension of services.
Dublin Coach 826 Monasterevin Naas Complete suspension of services.

 

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Dublin Express 782 Arran Quay Dublin Airport Complete suspension
Dublin Express 783 Custom House Quay Dublin Airport Complete suspension
Dublin Express 784 Merrion Square Dublin Airport Complete suspension
Operator Route Number Origin Destination Status
Finnegan’s of Bray 984N Dublin Kilcoole Complete suspension
Finnegan’s of Bray 143/144 Bray Sandyford Suspensions – see Operator website for further details.
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Flagline Coaches 818 Moate Tullamore Hospital Suspensions – see Operator website for further details
Flagline Coaches ATH01 Athlone Athlone Complete suspension of services.

 

Operator Route Number Origin Destination Status
Foyle Coaches 952 Moville Muff/ Derry Suspensions – see Operator website for further details.
Foyle Coaches 957 Greencastle Muff/ Derry Suspensions – see Operator website for further details.
Operator Route Number Origin Destination Status
Galway Bus 920 Loughrea University Road Complete suspension of services.

From Wednesday 1st April, Go-Ahead Ireland  will operate a ‘Saturday Plus’ service. They will be operating services at over 94% of current level.

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
GoBus 430 Ballina Galway Complete suspension from 16 March
GoBus 720 Galway Dublin Airport Complete suspension from 16 March
GoBus 707 Cork Dublin Airport Complete suspension from 16 March
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Halpenny Transport Ltd. 916 Avenue Road St Patrick’s Suspensions – see Operator website for further details
Halpenny Transport Ltd. 917 Dundalk Muirhevnamore Suspensions – see Operator website for further details
Operator Route Number Origin Destination Status
Healy Bus GMI02 Galway Castlebar Courthouse Complete suspension of services.
Operator Route Number Origin Destination Status
Hidden Dublin Walks 580 Dublin Dublin Complete suspension of services.

Rail services will not operate on the following routes from Monday 30th March until further notice: –

  • Waterford to Limerick Junction 
  • Limerick to Ballybrophy (via Nenagh)
  • Additionally, M3 Parkway to Clonsilla services will not operate on Saturdays and Sundays from Saturday 28th March until further notice.
  • Ballina – Manulla services will be updated Monday 30th March. Weekday services from Ballina depart 09:35, 13:00, 14:55 and 20:27. Customers’ looking to book to/from Ballina for Monday or Tuesday services should book to/from Westport. These tickets will be accepted on Ballina services.
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
J.J Kavanagh & Sons 139 Naas Blanchardstown All pick-up / drop-off only restrictions have been removed on the Route 139 Naas to Blanchardstown bus service as of 18th March 2020. All scheduled services will now serve all stops in Clane, Sallins and Naas, on a temporary basis until further notice.
J.J Kavanagh & Sons 825 Abbeyleix Carlow Complete suspension from 17 March
J.J Kavanagh & Sons 874 Hacketstown Carlow Complete suspension from 17 March
J.J Kavanagh & Sons 871 Urlingford Kilkenny Complete suspension from 17 March
J.J Kavanagh & Sons 737 Naas Dublin Airport Complete suspension from 17 March
J.J Kavanagh & Sons 873 Carlow Kilkenny Complete suspension from 17 March
J.J Kavanagh & Sons 717 Clonmel Dublin Airport Complete suspension from 17 March
J.J Kavanagh & Sons 735,398 Limerick Dublin Airport Complete suspension from 17 March
J.J Kavanagh & Sons 846 Clane Naas Complete suspension from 17 March
J.J Kavanagh & Sons 129 Newbridge Kilcullen Complete suspension from 17 March
J.J Kavanagh & Sons 736 Tramore Dublin Airport Complete suspension from 17 March
Operator Route Number Origin Destination Status
Kearns Transport 844 Birr Galway Complete suspension of services.
Kearns Transport 847 Portumna Rochfortbridge Complete suspension of services.
Kearns Transport 843 Birr Tullamore Complete suspension of services.
Kearns Transport 820 Edenderry Enfield Complete suspension of services.
Kearns Transport 845 Birr Dublin Suspensions – see Operator website for further details.
Kearns Transport NUM02 Birr Maynooth Complete suspension of services.
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Kelly Travel 309 Kilduff Limerick Complete suspension from 15 March
Kelly Travel 319 Kilduff Limerick Complete suspension from 15 March
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Mangan Travel 965 Meenlaragh Letterkenny Complete suspension
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Martin Leydon Coaches 930 Swanlinbar Cavan Suspensions – see Operator website for further details
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Martley’s 824 Mountmellick Belfield Complete suspension
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Matthews Coaches 900, 901, 904, 901D, 904U Dundalk Dublin Suspensions – see Operator website for further details
Matthews Coaches 910 South Gate Dublin City Suspensions – see Operator website for further details
Matthews Coach Hire Limited 912 Grange Rath IFSC Suspensions – see Operator website for further details
Matthews Coach Hire Limited 902,903 Dundalk IFSC Suspensions – see Operator website for further details
Operator Route Number Origin Destination Status
McConnon Travel 180 Clones Dublin Complete suspension
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
McGonagles Bus 951 Carndonagh Letterkenny Suspensions – see Operator website for further details
McGonagles Bus 956 Cockhill Derry Suspensions – see Operator website for further details
Operator Route Number Origin Destination Status
McGinley Coach Travel 932 Annagry Dublin Suspensions – see Operator website for further details.
McGinley Coach Travel 933 Moville Dublin Suspensions – see Operator website for further details.
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
O’Donoghue Bus & Coach 317 and 318 Clonmel Clonmel Complete suspension from 17 March
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Pat Moynihan Kerry Kerry Complete suspension

 

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Status
Patrick J. Doyle 181 Glendalough Saint Stephens Green Complete suspension of services.
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Patrick Gallagher Ltd 931 Annagry Newtowncunningham Complete suspension from 22/03
Operator Route Number Origin Destination Status
Philip Farrell 418 Athenry Galway Complete suspension from 25/03.
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Status
Selnec Ltd 193/194/194A/194X Ashbourne Dublin Complete suspension of services.
Operator Route Number Origin Destination Status
Suirway 610 Knockroe Waterford City Complete suspension from 25/03.
Suirway 611 Dunmore East Waterford City Complete suspension from 25/03.
Suirway 608 Passage East Waterford City Complete suspension from 25/03.
Suirway 609 Portlaw Waterford City Complete suspension from 25/03.
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Swords Express 534 Portrane Custom House Quay via Donabate Complete suspension of services from 18/03
Swords Express 833 Lusk Eden Quay Complete suspension of services from 18/03
Swords Express 533 Skerries UCD Complete suspension of services from 18/03
Swords Express 500, 500X, 500N, 501, 501X, 502, 503, 504, 505, 505X, 506, 506X, 507 Swords Dublin City Suspensions – see Operator website for further details
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Status
Treacy Coaches NUG01 Galway Ballina Complete suspension of services.
Treacy Coaches SLI11 Ballina Sligo Complete suspension of services.
Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Wexford Bus 376 Wexford Carlow Complete suspension from 14 March
Wexford Bus 740, 740a Wexford Gorey Amended schedule will commence on Sunday 22/03/20 see Operator website for further details
Wexford Bus WX1, WX2 Wexford Wexford Suspensions – see Operator website for further details
Wexford Bus 340 Redmond Square Whitfield Clinic Amended schedule will commence on Sunday 22/03/20 see Operator website for further details
Wexford Bus 877 Wexford Castlebridge Suspensions – see Operator website for further details