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 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.
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.
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.
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.
As the TFI transport network keeps growing throughout the country, there are now many exciting new professional bus driver vacancies across TFI Local Link!
Driving a bus for living can offer long term job stability and contributes towards a greener, more sustainable community.
It’s time to explore a role in bus driving that moves you…and others!
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.