Dublin Bus Route 142

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UCD Belfield to Portmarnock
System Transport for Ireland
Operator Dublin Bus
Garage Harristown
Status Operating
Locale Dublin City, Fingal
Communities served East Wall, Swords, Malahide
Landmarks served Connolly Railway Station
Start Palmerstown Park
Via Port Tunnel
End Strand Road
Length 30.3 km (18.8 mi)
Level Peak times only
Frequency approx every 15 minutes
Journey time 62 minutes
Operates 07:25 - 07:55
17:00 - 18:00
Fare Staged
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Dublin Bus Route 142 is a bus route in Dublin, Ireland, that runs from UCD Belfield, in south Dublin city, to the town of Portmarnock in Fingal. It is an express service providing access from Portmarnock, Malahide and the Waterside and Holywell areas of Swords, via the M1 motorway and Port Tunnel to Dublin City Centre and South Dublin City. It is operated by Dublin Bus but is not part of their Xpresso branded routes. It operates peak times only from Monday to Friday and has a frequency of approximately every 10-15 minutes while operating.


Route 142 operates from UCD Belfield (University College Dublin) in south Dublin City to the town of Portmarnock. It runs along the coast, via Bird Avenue, Dundrum Road, Milltown Road, Dartry Road, Palmerstown Park, Palmerstown Road, Cowper Road, Rathmines Road Upper, Rathmines Road Lower, Richmond Street South, Charlotte Way, Earlsfort Terrace, St. Stephens Green, Dawson Street, Suffolk Street, Eden Quay, Custom House Quay, North Wall Quay, East Wall Road, Dublin Port Tunnel, M1 Motorway, Holywell Estate, Montgorry Way, Malahide Road, Estuary Road, Yellow Walls Road, Dublin Road, Church Road, The Hill, Blackwood Lane, Redfern Avenue, Wendell Avenue and Strand Road, utilising the Dublin Port Tunnel for a large portion of its journey.[1]


To determine fare prices routes are divided into different fare stages. Route 142 is divided into 31 different stages. The fare charged depends on how many stages travelled. Cash fares must be paid in coins in the exact amount.[2] Passengers can avail of cheaper fares by using a prepaid "Leapcard", which can be purchased and topped up at Payzone outlets.[3]

Adult Cash Adult Leap Child Cash Child Leap
Within City Centre €0.70 €0.55 €0.70 €0.55
Schoolchild* N/A N/A €0.90 €0.70
1-3 Stages €1.80 €1.45 €1.10 €0.95
4-7 Stages €2.35 €1.95 €1.10 €0.95
8-13 Stages €2.60 €2.15 €1.30 €1.15
Over 13 Stages €3.05 €2.50 €1.30 €1.15
  • Schoolchild Cash Fares apply only during normal school terms, for travel between home and school Monday to Friday up to 17:00hrs and on Saturday up to 13:30hrs.


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