TFI Local Link bus services connect communities throughout rural Ireland as part of the TFI Public Transport Network. They form a network of affordable bus services for everyone who wants to travel to or from local towns and villages. We have two different types of Local Link service: Regular Rural Bus Services and Door-to-Door Bus Services.
Passengers can pay with their TFI Leap Card or TFI Go App on eligible TFI Local Link services.
WAYS TO PAY ON TFI LOCAL LINK
TFI Local Link regular rural bus services operate on a fixed route between towns and villages and run on a scheduled timetable, just like any other public transport bus service. The timetables are designed to make it easy to connect with Bus Éireann, commercial bus services and Iarnród Éireann networks so that you can travel further using the national TFI network easily and without delays.
Our regular rural bus services are used by local residents, commuters, students and tourists alike.
Life doesn’t just happen 9-5 on weekdays. TFI Local Link offers regular evening and weekend bus services throughout rural Ireland. If you’re going places in the evenings or at the weekends, leave the car, travel stress free and relax on TFI Local Link.
New and enhanced TFI Local Link services are being added to the Transport for Ireland network as part of the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan which is a major national public transport initiative developed and funded by the National Transport Authority (NTA.)
TFI Local Link door-to-door bus services work along fixed routes but can divert to collect you and drop you off at your home, where possible. You must pre-book in advance through your Local Link office, ideally at least the day before travelling. Door-to-door bus services timetables can change and their frequency can vary from daily to once a week, or fortnightly.
Door-to-Door Bus Services offer great peace of mind to passengers living in rural areas who might otherwise have no way to access public transport and the freedom it brings.
Community Car schemes are available in several locations around Ireland. They are local schemes that provide free travel by volunteer, Garda vetted, drivers to those who need it in areas not served by other public transport needs. They are run by charities or community groups, and coordinated by your local TFI Local Link office. Please contact your local TFI Local Link office to enquire about an existing Community Car scheme or about setting up a new scheme in your area.
Everyone. Our job is to provide safe and accessible transport for rural communities throughout Ireland. Free Travel Passes are accepted on all TFI Local Link services and you can also pay with cash on all of our busses. We’re currently expanding our payment services to allow passengers pay with the TFI Go app.
TFI Local Link provides accessible buses across our day and evening services and we can divert our routes for pick-ups where residents have mobility difficulties if pre-booked by phone. 90% of TFI Local Link bus services can handle children’s buggies and wheelchairs.
TFI Local Link fares include single, return, student and child fares. Cash is accepted and Free Travel Pass holders and children under 5 years travel for free. For TFI Local Link fare information, click here
If you’re aged between 19-23, or in full-time education, you can avail of up to a 50% discount on cash fares on TFI Local Link services with a valid Young Adult or Student Leap Card.
Student ID cards from recognised third level institutions may be used as a valid form of ID on TFI Local Link services.