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Easter Sunday Buses 2018

Published 28th March 2018Read Time 3 min

If you’re planning to be out and about over the Easter weekend, expect changes to public transport schedules. We’ve compiled the major changes for Dublin Bus, LuasIrish Rail (including DART) and Bus Éireann.
Remember to check the transport provider’s website for specific times and routes before you travel, and to leave extra time for your journey during the busy Easter period.

Easter Public Transport


Rail users can expect significant disruption over the Easter weekend. Iarnród Éireann will undertake engineering works at several locations around the network with bus transfers and schedule changes affecting services. The following lines are affected:

  • All Dublin Heuston routes (including Cork, Galway, Limerick and Tralee)
  • Northside DART
  • Drogheda and Belfast services

There is a full breakdown of schedule changes for each route on the network at the Irish Rail website, under ‘Service Arrangements’.


  • Luas will run a Saturday service on Good Friday and Easter Saturday, between 6:30am and 12:30am each day.
  • Easter Sunday will see a normal Sunday service in operation between 7am and 11:30pm, however there will be no Green Line service between Dominick and St Stephen’s Green until 4pm due to the Easter Rising Commemorations. Until that time, trams will run between Broombridge and Dominick and between St Stephen’s Green and Brides Glen.
  • On Easter Monday, there will be a Sunday service between 7am and 11:30pm.


Buses will run to their normal schedule from Good Friday to Easter Monday, with the following exceptions:

  • No college-only services on Easter Sunday
  • Sunday service on Easter Monday


Good Friday
  • Normal weekday service with a number of alterations and cancellations. Full details here.
  • Nitelink will run.
Easter Saturday
  • Normal Saturday service.
  • Nitelink will run.
Easter Sunday
  • Sunday service with diversions until approx. 3pm due to the Easter Rising Commemorations in the city centre. Full details here.
  • Nitelink will not run.
Easter Monday
  • Sunday service.
  • Nitelink will not run.