Many of us will be relying on public transport to get out and about over the Christmas and New Year period. If you are hoping to avoid choked roads and jam-packed car parks, or to get home late after your Christmas parties, then read on for details of extra services and schedule changes for Dublin Bus, Luas, Irish Rail (including DART) and Bus Éireann.
Remember to check the provider’s website for specific times and routes before you travel, and to leave extra time for your journey during the busy holiday period. And why not check out our latest Weekly Weather Forecast too?
Note that there are extra weeknight Nitelink services on December 15th, 21st and 22nd, but it will not operate from December 24th-29th or on New Year’s Day.
Luas have added extra late-night services on all three outbound routes on weekends during December, as well as New Year’s Eve. Christmas party-goers will be able to take the tram home as late as 3:30am on the Green Line, and 2:30am or 3am on the Red Line.
See below for a list of the extra Night Luas services, and the planned timetable changes over the holiday period.
Schedule changes have been announced for Irish Rail’s Intercity and DART services, as well as Dublin commuter routes in Dundalk and Maynooth, and local services in Cork.
Weekly, monthly and annual season tickets are valid on Late Night services, and security will be present.
As well as the usual restrictions, Bus Éireann will provide extra capacity on St Stephen’s Day for those travelling to Dublin Airport on a busy day for travellers.