Two new 24-hour bus services are coming to Dublin
Great news for night owls.
If you're the type of person to be hunting for taxis at the weekend, this could be great news for you.
Transport For Ireland has announced two new night-time services on Dublin Bus, that will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The addition of the services brings the total of 24-hour Dublin Bus routes to eight.
The full list of routes are:
- 15 From Clongriffin Towards Ballycullen Rd
- 39a From UCD Belfield Towards Ongar
- 41 From Lower Abbey St. Towards Swords Manor
- C1 From Adamstown Station Towards Sandymount
- C2 From Adamstown Station Towards Sandymount
- C5 From Maynooth Towards Ringsend Road
- C6 From Maynooth Towards Ringsend Road
- N4 From Point Village Towards Blanchardstown Shopping Centre
The move is the latest in a bid to support Dublin's night-time economy, which follows the reduction of bus fares on all 13 NiteLink services.
Fares on these services are now €2.40 when using an adult Leap Card, or €1.20 when using a Student or Young Adult (19-23) Leap Card.
The 13 Nitelink services include:
- 7n From D'Olier St. Towards Shankill
- 25n From Westmoreland St. Towards Fonthill Road North
- 29n From D'Olier St. Towards Baldoyle Road
- 31n D'Olier St. to Howth
- 33n Westmoreland St. towards Balbriggan
- 42n From D'Olier St. Towards Portmarnock
- 46n From D'Olier St. Towards Dundrum
- 49n From D'Olier Street. To Tallaght (Kilnamanagh)
- 69n From Aston Quay Towards Saggart
- 70n From Westmoreland St. Towards Tyrrelstown
- 77n From D'Olier St. Towards Tallaght (Westbrook Estate)
- 84n D'Olier St. Towards Greystones
- 88n Westmoreland St. Towards Ashbourne
"As a member of the government’s Night-time Economy Task Force, I am delighted that the TFI network is growing to support Dublin’s late-night economy," said CEO of the National Transport Authority, Anne Graham.
"With eight 24-hour bus services and reduced fares on 13 Nitelink services, passengers can now get home for just €2.40 or less using a Leap card, making going out in Dublin more affordable. The TFI network is continuing to grow its late-night services, with more 24-hour routes being introduced on an ongoing basis as part of the BusConnects programme’.
Acting Dublin Bus CEO, Andrea Keane said that Dublin's night-time economy is growing post-pandemic "and the TFI Network is expanding to reflect that."
"Night-time commuters can now hop on Dublin Bus services to get home affordably. By using Dublin Bus to get home customers can also lower their carbon footprint".
You can learn more about the new services on the Dublin Bus website.