Dublin's sixth 24-hour bus route launches today 1 year ago

Dublin's sixth 24-hour bus route launches today

Great news for Northsiders.

Dublin Bus and Go-Ahead Ireland have launched two new bus routes this weekend, including a new 24-hour bus route.


The new orbital routes were announced as part of the Transport for Ireland network on Friday (27 May).

The N4 and N6 are said to "provide fast and frequent bus services between communities across north Dublin, without requiring customers to travel into the city centre."

Go-Ahead Ireland will run the N6 route, linking Finglas and Howth Junction, via Beaumont Hospital.

Dublin Bus will operate the N4 route connecting Blanchardstown Shopping Centre with the Point Village, via Finglas and Dublin City University.


The N4 route will run 24 hours a day, the sixth such route in service.

Both buses will run at a frequency of 10 minutes at most times and Saturdays, with a lower frequency on Sundays.

Passengers will be able to transfer between the new bus routes at a new stop in Finglas Village, and using a TFI 90-minute-fare will mean there will be no additional cost to do so.

Bus and train fares were also recently reduced by an average of 20% as part of a recent Government package.


“Today’s launch marks another achievement for the ambitious BusConnects project," said Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan.

“These new services will better connect areas in the north of the city.

"They will provide an easy, accessible, and more sustainable way for people to travel from Howth to Blanchardstown and into the Point and the North Quays in the city centre.

“This latest phase of the new network provides communities in these areas not just with increased frequency, but also a night service offering commuters 24-hour bus connections.


"This will enable more commuters to rely on public transport for all their needs and further reduce the need for cars on our roads.”

More information about the new orbital routes is available on the TFI website.