Public transport operators in Dublin

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A large number of companies operate public transport services in Dublin, most of which are state owned or semi-state owned.

LUAS tram at Green Line terminus in Sandyford
Dublin Bus double-decker in Dún Laoghaire
DART trains at Bray Railway Station


Light Rail[edit]


Historically, bus services in Dublin were operated mainly by the Dublin United Transport Company, which was incorporated into CIÉ in 1945.

Today, two subsidiary companies of state-owned Córas Iompair Éireann operate most of the bus services in and around Dublin but a large number of other private companies also provide services.

City and local services[edit]


  • Dublin Bus operates the vast majority of bus services in Dublin, including night services on Fridays and Saturdays.


Last update 26 April 2011

  • Aircoach operates 3 express routes from Dublin Airport in the Dublin area, including the city centre as well as other destinations which connects with many of Dublin's major hotels.
  • Route 700 Dublin Airport To Leopardstown (Bewleys Hotel) via Drumcondra,city centre,Donnybrook,UCD Belfield,Stillorgan and Sandyford.[1]
  • Route 702 Dublin Airport to Greystones via Port Tunnel Ballsbridge,Blackrock,Cabinteely,Cherrywood,Shankill and Bray.[2]
  • Route 703 Dublin Airport to Killiney via port Tunnel,Sandymount (strand road),Booterstown,Blackrock,Monkstown,Dun Laoghaire,Glasthule and Dalkey.[3]
  • Dualway's Route 311 operates between Rathcoole and The Square shopping centre in Tallaght; route 505 links Rathcoole and Dublin city centre
  • Express Bus operates routes 860 & 861 serving Parkwest Business Park; they also have 2 local routes in Blanchardstown
  • Finnegan's operate a local service in Bray, Co. Wicklow Route 711 from the southern cross road to Bray DART station and main shopping areas of Bray, and another route from Route 722 Bray Southern Cross via Shankill, Loughlinstown, Cherrywood, Cabinteely bypass, Foxrock to Sandyford LUAS terminus[4]
  • St Kevin's Bus Service operates a 7-day service between Glendalough, Co. Wicklow and Dublin city centre.
  • Swords Express Between Dublin City Centre and Swords Manor via Applewood, Pavilion Shopping centre Swords,River Valley,Boroimhe using the Dublin Port Tunnel.[5]
  • Airport-Hopper operates two shuttle services connecting Dublin Airport with west Dublin and parts of Kildare. Route 777 serves Tallaght and Clondalkin with additional stops at the Liffey Valley shopping centre and the nearby Clarion Hotel. [6] Route 767 serves Lucan, Leixlip and Maynooth stopping also at Liffey Valley and the adjacent Clarion Hotel. [7]

Longer distance and express services[edit]


  • Bus Éireann operates a large number of long distance and express services to/from Dublin


See also[edit]


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