Go-Ahead Ireland

The following bus routes in Dublin are now operated by Go-Ahead Ireland on behalf of Transport for Ireland:



Go Ahead Ireland 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. It is important that the assistance dog does not block the aisle or seats.

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 to ensure that the scooter is passed as safe to travel and because not all mobility scooters can be accommodated due to their size.

Go Ahead Ireland participates in a Travel Assistance Scheme for the Greater Dublin Area 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. This scheme is available to Go Ahead Ireland, Dublin Bus, Irish Rail and Luas.

For more information on accessibility, please visit the Go Ahead Ireland website.

For service and operational updates we recommend following @GoAheadIreland on Twitter.

Real Time Passenger Information

Real time information is currently available via the TFI Journey Planner App. Download for free through the Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad devices and the Google Play Store for Android devices. Just select the “departures” section of the Journey Planner App for live real time information.

Download Apple Journey Planner travel app for Ireland  Download Journey Planner travel Android app for Ireland

Contact Details

Web:  https://www.goaheadireland.ie/

Email:  customercomment@goaheadireland.ie

Phone: 1850 80 40 71


12 Ballymount Road Lower,

Ballymount Little,


Dublin 12

Facebook: https://d.facebook.com/goaheadireland12/

Twitter:  @GoAheadIreland


Frequently Asked Questions

Go-Ahead Ireland route updates 33B, 75 and 161 (commenced August 25th 2019)

On Sunday 25th of August, Go-Ahead Ireland (GAI) introduced changes to the current timetables for routes  33B, 75/A and 161.
The National Transport Authority has approved a small number of changes on the 33B, 75 and 161.
If you are a regular user of these routes please see below:
33B: Portrane to Swords
To better align with school finishing times, one round trip for the 33B service has been moved 7 minutes later. This service will depart at 15:02 from Swords and at 15:30 from Seaview.
75 & 75A: Dún Laoghaire to The Square Tallaght
Following customer feedback and service data, we have added an extra departure from Dun Laoghaire at morning peak time. The additional departure leaves the Dun Laoghaire terminus at 07:20 Monday to Friday.
161: Dundrum to Rockbrook
Route 161 has a revised timetable to improve the reliability and punctuality of this service.

Bus Fares and Passes

How can I pay for these Go-Ahead Ireland routes? The following can be used on all Go-Ahead Ireland bus services; cash (exact change only), TFI Leap Card, Dublin Bus Rambler, Annual & Monthly TaxSaver tickets and the Free Travel Pass.

Can Go-Ahead Ireland tickets be honoured on Dublin Bus services in the event of a breakdown or disruption in service?
No, Dublin Bus will not accept your Go-Ahead Ireland ticket. Should such a situation occur, the customer is advised to contact Go-Ahead Ireland to get a refund. Details are at https://www.goaheadireland.ie/

Who sets bus fares? All bus fares are set and approved by the NTA/Transport for Ireland.

Go-Ahead Ireland Information

What is Go-Ahead Ireland responsible for? Go-Ahead Ireland (GAI) is a private bus operator. On Sunday 9th September 2018, it launched its first Dublin operation, on the NTA’s new TFI Route 175 between Citywest and UCD.  Why is Go-Ahead Ireland operating these routes? In 2017, the National Transport Authority (NTA) awarded Go-Ahead Ireland the tender to operate approximately 10% of the current bus network in Dublin consisting of the ODMA (Outer Dublin Metropolitan Area) Public Service Obligation (PSO) bus routes. 

What you will see at your bus stop?

Bus Livery The new bus livery, which was designed by the NTA following public consultation is blue, white and green with a yellow front. The Transport for Ireland brand logo together with the operators’ logo will be on the sides of the buses. This new livery reflects the broadening of the number of operators in the Irish marketplace.

Bus Stops On routes where Go-Ahead Ireland takes over Dublin Bus routes, the flag or head-plate of the bus stop will have blue and white TFI Bus livery. Existing bus stops will over time be rebranded as Transport for Ireland stops and upgraded to provide a larger rectangular flag with details of routes serving the stop and a stainless steel pole. During this upgrade process there will be some occasions a new style Transport for Ireland bus stop will be close to a Dublin Bus one.

TFI and NTA Role

What is the NTA responsible for? The National Transport Authority (NTA) is responsible for determining the bus routes required to service the needs of the public. We also develop and manage all aspects of the Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI), set routes, fares, destinations and timetables; developing all collateral – across all platforms – intended to inform the general public. 

What is TFI responsible for? Transport for Ireland (TFI) is the NTA’s consumer brand for public transport services in Ireland. It is the integrated brand that helps the travelling public to plan their journeys across Ireland on all modes of transport, via our website, TFI Journey Planner App and TFI Real Time (RTI) App.

TFI Journey Planner App, how can I plan my routes?

The National Journey Planner App is both very up to date and easy to use. Just select the “departures” section of the Journey Planner App for live real time information.

Download through below links