Last updated: 17:54 on 15/05/20

Everyone is now advised to wear a face covering in some situations, for example in shops or on busy public transport. Wearing of cloth face coverings may help prevent people who do not know they have the virus from spreading it to others. Guidance on safe use of face coverings can be accessed here.

Public transport is currently restricted to essential travel only which is for the purpose of buying food or medicines, going to medical appointments, and for carers and essential workers. It is advised to use your TFI Leap Card to pay for your trip where possible.

Anyone who enters Ireland via airport or ferry will have to complete an Irish public health passenger locator form.

Revised public transport timetables are currently operating:

  • Revised timetables for Iarnród Éireann came into effect on Monday March 30th.
  • Revised timetables for Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead Ireland and Bus Éireann came into effect on Wednesday April 1st.
    • The revised bus timetables are based on regular Saturday schedules, augmented by additional services, particularly in the early morning.
  • Luas services are operating a normal service pattern.

Full details are available at:

Local Link evening services on Door to Door routes (DRT) are currently suspended. These resources are being redeployed to the delivery of community support service for passengers who need medical and food supplies within rural areas, in particular the elderly, the vulnerable, and the sick. All other Local Link services are continuing to operate; visit the Local Link website for more information.

As always, please continue to be considerate to one another when using public transport, take sensible precautions like regular hand-washing and remember to cough/sneeze into your elbow. Staying at home is the best way to minimise the risk of COVID-19 to your friends, families and communities. TFI and public transport operators continue to follow all public health guidelines issued by the Chief Medical Officer and the HSE. It is important to ensure you are well-informed. For reliable facts, visit the HSE website.

In the context of the developing situation with COVID-19, the European Commission has issued Interpretative Guidelines on EU passenger rights regulations. These regulations apply to long distance Bus travel (scheduled journeys greater than 250kms) cross border rail travel and international ferry services only.

 

RAIL SERVICE UPDATES:

Rail services will not operate on the following routes from Monday 30th March until further notice: –

  • Waterford to Limerick Junction
  • Limerick to Ballybrophy (via Nenagh)

Additionally, M3 Parkway to Clonsilla services will not operate on Saturdays and Sundays from Saturday 28th March until further notice.

 

BUS SERVICE UPDATES:

Aircoach

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Aircoach 700 Leopardstown Dublin Airport Complete suspension from 26/03
Aircoach 702 Greystones Dublin Airport Complete suspension from 21/03
Aircoach 703 Killiney Dublin Airport Complete suspension from 21/03
Aircoach 704X Dublin Cork Complete suspension from 24/03
Aircoach 705X Dublin Belfast Complete suspension from 24/03

Airport Hopper

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Airport Hopper 777 Dublin Airport Tallaght Reduced from 17-19 March, thereafter complete suspension.
Airport Hopper 767 Maynooth Dublin Airport Reduced from 17-19 March, thereafter complete suspension.

Ashbourne Connect

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Ashbourne Connect 193/194/194A/194X Ashbourne Dublin Suspensions – see Operator website for further details

Barrys Coaches

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Barrys Coaches 200 Cobh Cork Suspensions – see Operator website for further details
Barry’s Coaches 250 Cobh Bayview Complete suspension

Bernard Kavanagh & Sons Ltd

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Status
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons Ltd 394 Clonmel Thurles Resume operation from 5th of May.
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons Ltd 395 Templemore Nenagh Resume operation from 5th of May.
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons Ltd 871 Urlingford Kilkenny Resume operation from 5th of May.
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons Ltd 812 Urlingford Roscrea Resume operation from 5th of May.
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons Ltd 397 Nenagh Thurles Resume operation from 5th of May.
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons Ltd 393 Thurles Clonmel Resume operation from 5th of May.
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons Ltd 396 Thurles Clonmel Resume operation from 5th of May.

Buggys Coaches

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Buggys Coaches Ltd 890 Castlecomer Kilkenny Complete suspension of services.
Buggys Coaches Ltd 891 Castlecomer Kilkenny Complete suspension of services.

Brendan Boyle

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Brendan Boyle 433 Roscommon Galway Complete suspension from 26/03

Burkes Bus

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Burkes Bus 428 Milltown Galway Suspensions – see Operator website for further details.
Burkes Bus 427 Dunmore Galway Suspensions – see Operator website for further details.
Burkes Bus 435 Ballinrobe Galway Suspensions – see Operator website for further details.

Bus Éireann

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Bus Éireann 871 Dublin London Completely suspended ex-Dublin 22/03; ex-London 23/03

Bus Feda

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Bus Feda 964 Crolly Galway Suspensions – see Operator website for further details

Carolan Coaches

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Carolan Coaches 191 Stamullen Dublin City Complete suspension of services.

City Direct Bus Ltd

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
City Direct Bus Ltd 410 Cappagh Road Eyre Square North Complete suspension of services.
City Direct Bus Ltd 411 Galway Galway Complete suspension from 24/03.
City Direct Bus Ltd 412 Galway Galway Complete suspension of services.
City Direct Bus Ltd 414 Barna Costello Road Complete suspension of services.

Citylink

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Citylink 660, 760, 761 Galway Dublin Airport Complete suspension from 21/03
Citylink 763, 763X Galway Dublin Airport Complete suspension from 21/03
Citylink 251 Galway Cork Airport Complete suspension from 21/03
CityLink 923 Cleggan Galway Complete suspension from 21/03
CityLink 712x Limerick Dublin Airport Complete suspension from 21/03

Collins Coaches Limited

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Collins Coaches Limited 980 Ballybay Dublin Complete suspension from 27/03
Collins Coaches Limited 980A, 980B Carrickmacross Dublin Complete suspension from 27/03

Dave Long Coach Travel Ltd/West Cork Connect

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Dave Long Coach Travel Ltd/Cobh Connect 230 Skibbereeen St Patrick’s Quay Complete suspension of services.

Donal Quinn

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Donal Quinn 811N Trim Navan Complete suspension

Dualway Coaches Ltd

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Dualway Coaches Ltd 767 Maynooth Dublin Airport Suspensions – see Operator website for further details
Dualway Coaches 777 Dublin Airport Tallaght Complete suspension of services

Dublin Bus

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Dublin Bus 747 Heuston Station Dublin Airport Suspensions – see Operator website for further details
Dublin Bus 757 Charlotte Way Dublin Airport Suspensions – see Operator website for further details
Dublin Bus 747 Heuston Station Dublin Airport Complete suspension from 26/03
Dublin Bus 757 Charlotte Way Dublin Airport Complete suspension from 26/03
Nitelink Services 7n, 25n, 29n, 31n, 33n, 39n, 42n, 46n, 49n, 66n, 67n, 69n, 70n, 77n, 84n and 88n Dublin City Centre Various locations across Dublin Nitelink services will not operate from Friday 20th March, until further notice.

Please note that due to the Covid-19 emergency, the Dublin Bus Travel Assistance Scheme has ceased on the grounds of health and safety. The assistance scheme necessitates close and lengthy proximity between Dublin Bus staff and users (who in many cases will have health vulnerabilities). The scheme phone and email will continue to be covered.

Dublin Coach

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Dublin Coach 300 Dublin Limerick Complete suspension of services.
Dublin Coach 816 Portarlington Kildare Complete suspension of services.
Dublin Coach 750 Dundrum Dublin Airport Complete suspension of services.
Dublin Coach 307/308 William Street William Street Complete suspension of services.
Dublin Coach 726 Portlaoise Dublin Airport Complete suspension of services.
Dublin Coach 600 Cork Dublin Complete suspension of services.
Dublin Coach 727 Clongriffin Dublin Airport Complete suspension of services.
Dublin Coach 826 Monasterevin Naas Complete suspension of services.

Dublin Express

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Dublin Express 782 Arran Quay Dublin Airport Complete suspension
Dublin Express 783 Custom House Quay Dublin Airport Complete suspension
Dublin Express 784 Merrion Square Dublin Airport Complete suspension

Express Bus Ltd

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Express Bus Ltd 860 Dublin Park West Complete suspension
Express Bus Ltd 787 Ballymun Dublin Airport Complete suspension
Express Bus Ltd 870 OConnell Street Dublin City Complete suspension
Express Bus Ltd 836 OConnell Street ITB Complete suspension

Farragher International Travel Services Ltd

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Farragher International Travel Services Ltd 488 Kilcurriff Kilcurriff Complete suspension of services.
Farragher International Travel Services Ltd Kilcurriff Sligo Complete suspension of services.
Farragher International Travel Services Ltd Kilcurriff Corofin Complete suspension of services.
Farragher International Travel Services Ltd 484 Glenaneeney Glenaneeney Complete suspension of services.
Farragher International Travel Services Ltd 441 Corofin Tuam Complete suspension of services.

Finnegan’s of Bray

Operator Route No Origin Destination Summary
Finnegan’s of Bray 984N Dublin Kilcoole Complete suspension
Finnegan’s of Bray 143/144 Bray Sandyford Restricted services will restart on 25/05/2020

Flagline Coaches

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Flagline Coaches 818 Moate Tullamore Hospital Complete suspensions
Flagline Coaches ATH01 Athlone Athlone Complete suspension of services.

Foley Minibus Hire

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Foley Minibus Hire 325 Effin Charleville Complete suspension
Foley Minibus Hire 327 Tankardstown Kilmallock Complete suspension

Foyle Coaches

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Foyle Coaches 952 Moville Muff/ Derry Suspensions – see Operator website for further details.
Foyle Coaches 957 Greencastle Muff/ Derry Suspensions – see Operator website for further details.

Galway Bus

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Galway Bus 920 Loughrea University Road Complete suspension of services.

Go-Ahead Ireland

From Wednesday 1st April, Go-Ahead Ireland  will operate a ‘Saturday Plus’ service. They will be operating services at over 94% of current level.

GoBus

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
GoBus 430 Ballina Galway Complete suspension from 16 March
GoBus 720 Galway Dublin Airport Complete suspension from 16 March
GoBus 707 Cork Dublin Airport Complete suspension from 16 March

Halpenny Transport Ltd

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Halpenny Transport Ltd 916 Avenue Road St Patrick’s Suspensions – see Operator website for further details
Halpenny Transport Ltd 917 Dundalk Muirhevnamore Suspensions – see Operator website for further details

Healy Bus

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Healy Bus GMI02 Galway Castlebar Courthouse Complete suspension of services.

Hidden Dublin Walks

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Hidden Dublin Walks 580 Dublin Dublin Complete suspension of services.

J.J Kavanagh & Sons

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
J.J Kavanagh & Sons 825 Abbeyleix Carlow Complete suspension from 17 March
J.J Kavanagh & Sons 874 Hacketstown Carlow Complete suspension from 17 March
J.J Kavanagh & Sons 871 Urlingford Kilkenny Complete suspension from 17 March
J.J Kavanagh & Sons 737 Naas Dublin Airport Complete suspension from 17 March
J.J Kavanagh & Sons 873 Carlow Kilkenny Complete suspension from 17 March
J.J Kavanagh & Sons 717 Clonmel Dublin Airport Complete suspension from 17 March
J.J Kavanagh & Sons 735, 398 Limerick Dublin Airport Complete suspension from 17 March
J.J Kavanagh & Sons 846 Clane Naas Complete suspension from 17 March
J.J Kavanagh & Sons 129 Newbridge Kilcullen Complete suspension from 17 March
J.J Kavanagh & Sons 736 Tramore Dublin Airport Complete suspension from 17 March
J.J Kavanagh & Sons 139 Naas Blanchardstown All pick-up / drop-off only restrictions have been removed on the Route 139 Naas to Blanchardstown bus service as of 18th March 2020. All scheduled services will now serve all stops in Clane, Sallins and Naas, on a temporary basis until further notice.

Joe Doherty Bus Hire

Operator Route No Origin Destination Summary
Joe Doherty Bus Hire 922 Swinford Sligo Complete suspension

Joe Moroney Coach Hire

Operator Route No Origin Destination Summary
Joe Moroney Coach Hire 164 Sydney Parade UCD Complete suspension

Kearns Transport

Operator Route No Origin Destination Summary
Kearns Transport 844 Birr Galway Complete suspension of services.
Kearns Transport 847 Portumna Rochfortbridge Complete suspension of services.
Kearns Transport 843 Birr Tullamore Complete suspension of services.
Kearns Transport 820 Edenderry Enfield Complete suspension of services.
Kearns Transport 845 Birr Dublin Suspensions – see Operator website for further details.
Kearns Transport NUM02 Birr Maynooth Complete suspension of services.

Kelly Travel

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Kelly Travel 309 Kilduff Limerick Complete suspension from 15 March
Kelly Travel 319 Kilduff Limerick Complete suspension from 15 March

Kenneally’s Bus Service Ltd

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Status
Kenneally’s Bus Service Ltd 607, 617, 627 Waterford Waterford Complete suspension of services from 03/04.

Mangan Travel

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Mangan Travel 965 Meenlaragh Letterkenny Complete suspension

Martin Leydon Coaches

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Martin Leydon Coaches 930 Swanlinbar Cavan Suspensions – see Operator website for further details

Martley’s

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Martley’s 824 Mountmellick Belfield Complete suspension

Matthews Coaches

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Matthews Coaches 910 South Gate Dublin City Suspensions – see Operator website for further details
Matthews Coaches 910 Southgate Dublin Suspensions – see Operator website for further details
Matthews Coaches 912 Grange Rath IFSC Complete suspension from 06/04
Matthews Coaches 902, 903 Dundalk IFSC Suspensions – see Operator website for further details
Matthews Coaches 900, 901, 904, 901D, 904U Dundalk Dublin Complete suspension from 06/04

McConnon Travel

Operator Route No Origin Destination Summary
McConnon Travel 180 Clones Dublin Complete suspension

McGinley Coach Travel

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
McGinley Coach Travel Limited 932 Annagry Dublin Complete suspension of services.
McGinley Coach Travel Limited 933 Moville Dublin Complete suspension of services.

McGonagles Bus

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
McGonagles Bus 951 Carndonagh Letterkenny Suspensions – see Operator website for further details
McGonagles Bus 956 Cockhill Derry Suspensions – see Operator website for further details
McGonagle Bus 976 Cockhill Bridgend Suspensions – see Operator website for further details.

Michael Gray Coach Hire

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Michael Gray Coach Hire 872/875 Kilmuckridge Wexford Complete suspension

Michael Kilbride

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Michael Kilbride 881 Graiguenamanagh Kilkenny Complete suspension of services.
Michael Kilbride 882 New Ross Kilkenny Complete suspension of services.

Michael Moran Coach Hire

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Michael Moran Coach Hire 968 Westport Castlebar Complete suspension

Monica McCarthy

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Monica McCarthy 244 Dromahane Dromahane Complete suspension

Mortons Coaches

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Mortons Coaches 153 Dublin Port (Terminal 1 & 2) Westmoreland Street Complete suspension

O’Donoghue Bus & Coach

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
O’Donoghue Bus & Coach 317, 318 Clonmel Clonmel Complete suspension from 17 March

Patrick J. Doyle

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Patrick J. Doyle 181 Glendalough Saint Stephens Green Complete suspension of services.

Pat Moynihan

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Pat Moynihan Kerry Kerry Complete suspension

Patrick Gallagher Ltd

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Patrick Gallagher 931 Annagry Newtowncunningham Complete suspension from 22/03
Patrick Gallagher 974 Glen Letterkenny Suspensions – see Operator website for further details.

Philip Farrell

Operator Route No Origin Destination Summary
Philip Farrell 418 Athenry Galway Complete suspension from 25/03.

Selnec Ltd

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Selnec Ltd 193/194/194A/194X Ashbourne Dublin Complete suspension of services.
Selnec Ltd H1 Dublin Airport Dublin Airport Complete suspension

Sillan Tours Ltd

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Status
Sillan Tours Ltd 179 Cootehill Dublin Complete suspension of services.

Suirway

Operator Route No Origin Destination Summary
Suirway 610 Knockroe Waterford City Complete suspension from 25/03.
Suirway 611 Dunmore East Waterford City Complete suspension from 25/03.
Suirway 608 Passage East Waterford City Complete suspension from 25/03.
Suirway 609 Portlaw Waterford City Complete suspension from 25/03.

Swords Express

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Swords Express 534 Portrane Custom House Quay via Donabate Complete suspension of services from 18/03
Swords Express 833 Lusk Eden Quay Complete suspension of services from 18/03
Swords Express 533 Skerries UCD Complete suspension of services from 18/03
Swords Express 500, 500X, 500N, 501, 501X, 502, 503, 504, 505, 505X, 506, 506X, 507 Swords Dublin City Suspensions – see Operator website for further details

Tralee Peoples Bus Service

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Tralee Peoples Bus Service 290A Tralee Tralee Complete suspension
Tralee Peoples Bus Service 290B Tralee Tralee Complete suspension

Treacy Coaches

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Treacy Coaches NUG01 Galway Ballina Complete suspension of services.
Treacy Coaches SLI11 Ballina Sligo Complete suspension of services.

Wexford Bus

Operator’s Name Route No Origin Destination Summary
Wexford Bus 376 Wexford Carlow Complete suspension from 14 March
Wexford Bus WX1, WX2 Wexford Wexford Suspensions – see Operator website for further details
Wexford Bus 340 Redmond Square Whitfield Clinic Amended schedule will commence on Sunday 22/03/20 see Operator website for further details
Wexford Bus 740, 740a Wexford Gorey Suspensions – see Operator website for further details.
Wexford Bus 877 Wexford Castlebridge Suspensions – see Operator website for further details.

As always, please continue to be considerate to one another when using public transport, take sensible precautions like regular hand-washing and remember to cough/sneeze into your elbow. The Authority and public transport operators continue to follow all public health guidelines issued by the Chief Medical Officer and the HSE.

It is important to ensure you remain well-informed. For reliable facts, visit the HSE website.

For NTA press statement click here.

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