Written by Anna Cullen
With government restrictions relating to Covid-19 still in place, only essential journeys should be made at this time: those involving essential work, medical appointments, providing vital care and shopping for necessities. Public transport is running to cater for such journeys, but with a reduced capacity to allow for social distancing in many cases.
If you do need to take public transport this Bank Holiday weekend, you’ll need these details of schedule changes for Irish Rail, Luas, Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus and Go Ahead. Bear in mind both Irish Rail and Luas services are affected by engineering works on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll also be sharing live travel information throughout the weekend on our AA Roadwatch Newsroom.
Remember to check the provider’s website or app for specific times and routes before you travel, and leave extra time for your journey. Enjoy your weekend and stay safe!
Transport on the May Bank Holiday
1. IRISH RAIL (including DART)
On Saturday (2nd) and Sunday (3rd), DART Services will be suspended between Dun Laoghaire and Bray due to essential works. Dublin Bus and Go Ahead will accept rail tickets from those affected. Rosslare Intercity services will operate as a bus transfer between Bray and Connolly. Otherwise, a normal timetable will operate on Saturday and Sunday.
On Monday (4th) DART & Commuter services will operate to a Sunday schedule with additional early morning services. Heuston Commuter services will be reduced and the Hazelhatch to Grand Canal Dock line will not operate. A revised schedule will be in place for Heuston and Connolly Intercity services as well as Cork Commuter trains.
If you need to check your route for this weekend, full details can be found here.
On Saturday (2nd) and Sunday (3rd), Red Line services will not operate between Blackhorse and The Point due to engineering works. Trams will run between Tallaght/Saggart and Blackhorse only, and a replacement bus will operate along the rest of the line, serving all stops except for Rialto, Fatima and Connolly. A valid Luas ticket will still be required to travel.
On Bank Holiday Monday (4th), services will operate to a Sunday schedule on both lines.
Full details can be found on the Luas website.
3. BUS ÉIREANN
Services will run to their usual schedule on Saturday (2nd), with a Sunday timetable in operation on Sunday (3rd) and Monday (4th). Full details are here.
4. DUBLIN BUS
Normal weekend timetables will be in operation on Saturday (2nd) and Sunday (3rd), with a Sunday schedule in place on Monday (4th). Plan your route here.
5. GO AHEAD
Normal schedules apply on Saturday (2nd) and Sunday (3rd), while Sunday timetable will be in place on Monday (4th). Check your route on the website if you must travel.
If you need more information on the Covid-19 travel restrictions or if you have any questions about road safety and vehicle maintenance during the lockdown, we have all the details here.