Phase 3 of the BusConnects Network Redesign is launching on 29th May in the north of Dublin.

This phase introduces northern orbital routes, the N4 and N6.

N4 Blanchardstown SC – Point Village via Collins Avenue
N6 Finglas – Howth Junction via Beaumont Hospital

The introduction of Phase 2 coincides with the removal of the 17a and 31d.

N4 TimetableN6 Timetable

Northern Orbitals Booklet [PDF] 

Frequency

There is a 10 minute frequency on both the N4 and N6 at most times on weekdays and Saturdays, with buses running every 15 minutes during the daytime on Sundays and every 20 minutes on Sunday evenings.

Route N4 also has an overnight service, running every 30 minutes on all nights of the week.

Fares

The TFI 90 Minute Fare now applies to most journeys in the Dublin area when using a TFI Leap Card. It includes the option to transfer for free between Dublin City Bus (Dublin Bus and Go-Ahead Ireland), Luas, DART and commuter rail (zones 1 to 4 in the Short Hop Zone). Just touch on your last journey within 90 minutes of the first.

TFI Leap Fares Adult Young Adult / Student Child
Short Fare €1.30 €0.65 €0.65
TFI 90 Minute Fare €2.00 €1.00 €0.65

For more information visit leapcard.ie.

Interchange

  • Between routes N4 & N6 at Finglas

Passengers wishing to travel between Blanchardstown and Ballymun, Santry, Beaumont, Coolock or Howth Junction will be able to transfer between the N4 and N6 at Finglas at no additional cost using the TFI 90 Minute Fare.

  • If travelling westbound towards Blanchardstown, get the N6 as far as Finglas (new stop at Seamus Ennis Road, Stop 7845). Then transfer to the N4.
  • If travelling eastbound towards Howth Junction, get the N4 as far as Finglas (stop 987). Then transfer to the N6.

  • Between route N4 & other services 

Passengers wishing to travel between Baldoyle, Kilbarrack, Raheny and DCU can transfer at Killester, between H-Spine services and route N4, at no additional cost with to the TFI 90 Minute Fare. Transfer between Dublin City Bus (Dublin Bus and Go-Ahead Ireland), LUAS, DART and commuter rail (zones 1 to 4 in the Short Hop Zone) is also free with the TFI 90 Minute Fare.

FAQs

This phase introduces northern orbital routes, the N4 and N6.

The introduction of Phase 3 coincides with the removal of the 17a and 31d
17a (Blanchardstown – Howth Junction) and
31d (Baldoyle – DCU Helix)

The next phase involves services in the North of Dublin serving areas including:
• Blanchardstown
• Finglas
• Ballymun
• Santry
• Glasnevin
• Donnycarney
• Killester
• Coolock
• Kilbarrack
• East Wall
• Beaumont Hospital
• DCU

The other routes that are part of the new BusConnects network will be rolling out on a phased basis over the next several years. The next phase includes G-Spine & Southern Orbitals later in 2022.

On 9th May fares across the TFI network were reduced by an average of 20%. These new fares are still applicable on new Northern orbital routes until the end of 2022.

Some bus stops have moved. The N6 will not serve some stops on Ballymun Road.

Orbitals provide connections between suburbs, without having to travel into the City centre

If you wish to travel between Blanchardstown and Ballymun, Santry, Beaumont, Coolock or Howth Junction, you will need to transfer between the N4 and N6 at Finglas at no additional cost with the TFI 90 Minute Fare using your TFI Leap Card.

There is a 10 minute frequency on both the N4 and N6 at most times on weekdays and Saturdays, with buses running every 15 minutes during the daytime on Sundays and every 20 minutes on Sunday evenings. Route N4 also has an overnight service, running every 30 minutes on all nights of the week.

For information on the N4 please contact:
Dublin Bus contact details:
Phone number: 01 873 4222
Email address: cutomercomment@dublinbus.ie
Website address: www.dublinbus.ie

For information on the N6 please contact:
Go-Ahead Ireland contact details:
Phone number: 0818 804071
Email Address: customercomment@goaheadireland.ie
Website: www.goaheadireland.ie

Most buses in Phase 3 will have our new green and yellow TFI livery.