Dublin Bus Route 43

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Talbot Street to Swords Business Park
System Transport for Ireland
Operator Dublin Bus
Garage Clontarf
Status Operating
Night-time 42n
Locale Dublin City, Fingal
Communities served Artane, Kinsealy, Swords
Landmarks served Connolly Railway Station
Start Eden Quay
Via Malahide Road
End Mantua Road
Length 18.1 km (11.2 mi)
Level Daily
Frequency approx every 60 minutes
Journey time 60 minutes
Operates 06:20 - 23:00
Fare Staged
41 ←   → 46A

Dublin Bus Route 43 is a bus route in Dublin, Ireland, that runs from Talbot Street, in Dublin city centre, to Swords Business Park in the town of Swords. It is operated by Dublin Bus and is the main bus route serving the residential and business areas on the eastern side of Swords. It operates from Monday to Sunday and has a frequency of approximately every 60 minutes in each direction. It shares the Eden Quay to Kinsealy section of its route with the 42, which provides extra services between 43 services. On Friday and Saturday nights, Nitelink route 42n provides services along the 42 and 43 corridors.



Route 43 operates approximately every 60 minutes from Talbot Street in Dublin City Centre to Swords Business Park in the town of Swords. It runs along the Malahide Quality Bus Corridor, via Beresford Place, Amiens Street, North Strand Road, Annesley Bridge Road, Fairview, Marino Mart, Malahide Road, Kinsealy, Feltrim Road, Montgorry Way, Drynam Road, Malahide Road, Swords Main Street, North Street, Seatown West, Swords By-pass and Mantua Road, utillising the R107 road for a large portion of its journey.[1]

Nitelink 42n[edit]

Nitelink route 42n departs every hour from 00:00 to 04:00 from D'Olier Street on Friday and Saturday nights. It operates via Beresford Place, Amiens Street, Portland Row, Summerhill Parade, Ballybough Road, Fairview Strand, Philipsburgh Avenue, Griffith Avenue, Malahide Road, Kinsealy, Feltrim Road, Montgorry Way, Waterside, Estuary Road, Old Yellow Walls Road, Yellow Walls Road, Dublin Road, The Mall, Coast Road, Wendell Avenue, Redfern Avenue, Carrickhill Road Upper, Carrickhill Road Lower and terminating on Strand Road in Portmarnock.[2]


To determine fare prices routes are divided into different fare stages. Route 43 is divided into 24 different stages. The fare charged depends on how many stages travelled. Cash fares must be paid in coins in the exact amount. A flat fare applies to Nitelink route 42n.[3] Passengers can avail of cheaper fares by using a prepaid "Leapcard", which can be purchased and topped up at Payzone outlets.[4]

Adult Cash Adult Leap Child Cash Child Leap
Within City Centre €0.75 €0.60 €0.75 €0.60
Schoolchild* N/A N/A €0.95 €0.75
1-3 Stages €1.95 €1.50 €1.15 €0.90
4-7 Stages €2.55 €2.05 €1.15 €0.90
8-13 Stages €2.80 €2.05 €1.40 €1.10
Over 13 Stages €3.30 €2.60 €1.40 €1.10
Xpresso All Zones €3.60 €2.85 €1.50 €1.20
Nitelink 42n €6.50 €5.00 N/A N/A
  • Schoolchild Cash Fares apply only during normal school terms, for travel between home and school Monday to Friday up to 19:00hrs and on Saturday up to 13:30hrs.


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