Launched 25 June 2023

What’s new?

Phase 5a of the BusConnects Network Redesign involves the introduction of new W Orbital routes W4, W61 and W62. Operated by Go-Ahead Ireland, these 3 new buses provide access to routes across Dublin and Kildare.

W4 The Square, Tallaght
Grange Castle Business Park
Liffey Valley Shopping Centre
Blanchardstown Shopping Centre
W61 Hazelhatch Station
Celbridge Main St
Salesian College
Maynooth Station
Maynooth Community College
W62 Newcastle
Greenogue Industrial Estate
Citywest Road
The Square, Tallaght

The plan is to join routes W61 and W62 as soon as road network improvements are available in the Hazelhatch area.


Phase 5a Booklet PDF (English)

Phase 5a Booklet PDF (As gaeilge)

Phase 5a Accessible Document

How often do they run?

W orbitals run, on average, every 15-30 minutes on weekdays and every 30-60 minutes on both Saturday and Sunday. To download or view the frequency guide for all routes, please click the link below.

Frequency table for routes W4, W61 and W62


Please choose one of the below routes for timetable information.

W4 Timetable

W61 Timetable

W62 Timetable

How much are the fares?

The TFI 90 Minute Fare applies to most journeys in the Dublin area, along with some parts of East Kildare and North Wicklow. It allows you to transfer between Dublin City Bus (Dublin Bus and Go-Ahead Ireland Dublin city services), Luas, DART and commuter rail (zones 1 to 4 in the Short Hop Zone) for free during 90 minutes when using a TFI Leap Card. You must touch-on every time you board a service to demonstrate you hold a valid ticket for each journey. As long as you touch-on your last service within 90 minutes of the first touch-on, you will qualify for the TFI 90 Minute Fare.

TFI Leap Fares Adult Young Adult / Student Child
Short Fare €1.50 €0.75 €0.65
TFI 90 Minute Fare €2.00 €1.00 €0.65


TFI Cash Fare Adult Child
Short Fare €2.00 €0.90
Long Fare €2.60 €0.90

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W4 interchanges:

  • The W4 stops near Liffey Valley Shopping Centre on the Lucan Road. Use this stop to conenct with services such as C1, C2, C3 and C4 at the same stop. A range of other services in the shopping centre include L51, L53, 26, 76 and G2.
  • The W4 also connects with routes C1 and C2 along Grange Castle Road in Lucan.
  • The W4 connects with the N4 Orbital at Blanchardstown Shopping Centre.

W61 interchanges:

  • The W61 connects with the C3 and C4 at Maynooth station.
  • The W61 connects with the C4 in Celbridge.

Luas interchanges:

  • W4: Tallaght, Kingswood
  • W62: Tallaght, Fettercairn, Citywest Campus, Saggart

Commuter rail interchanges:

  • W61: Maynooth, Hazelhatch and Celbridge station
  • W4: New Kishoghue station

W61 Diversions


Due to Irish Water works on R405 between Dublin Road and Shinkeen Road, the following diversion will be in place for route W61 in both northbound and south bound directions. For map view, please select the below link.

  • Riverview #7108 + #3905 (Dublin Road),
  • Shinkeen Road #7816 + #7817 (Shinkeen Road)
  • Simmonstown Park #7815 + #7814 (Shinkeen Road)

W61 Diversions: R405 – Click here for map view

Maynooth Station

Maynooth Station Stop #7779 on Straffan Road (Southbound) is still in final stages of design and therefore currently unavailable. The adjacent stops served by new Route W61 in the southbound direction towards Hazelhatch Station are listed below, and can also be viewed on the map by selecting the link.

  • Manor Mills Shopping Centre Stop #8085 – 500m north
  • Old Greenfield Stop #3918 – 500m south

W61 Diversions: Maynooth – Click here for map view


The other routes that will make up the new BusConnects network will be rolling out on a phased basis over the next few years.

An Orbital is a name given to the type of route that provides connections between suburbs, without having to travel into the city centre. Some examples of Orbitals are routes N4 and N6.

For information please contact:
Go-Ahead Ireland
Phone number: 0818 804 071
Email address:
Website address: Go Ahead Ireland – Routes across the Outer Dublin Metropolitan Area