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Dublin: 17°C Saturday 19 June 2021

Catching a bus, train or plane? Here's what's running when

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IF YOU HAVEN’T already traveled by bus or rail this Christmas season, now is the time to make sure you have all of the up-to-date information.

Christmas Day won’t see Bus Eireann or Irish Rail services in action, but some limited bus and Luas services come back on St Stephen’s Day.

Irish Rail advises anyone travelling on their services over the period should book online in advance of their departure.

Irish Rail services stop at about 9pm this evening, and there will be no trains on Christmas or St Stephen’s Day. When services do resume, timetables will be slightly altered, so check your timetables.


Bus Eireann will operate all normal Saturday services today, with a number of exceptions, mainly in the evening time. All Bus Éireann/Eurolines Cross-Channel services will not be running.

It will not be operating any service on Christmas Day, but will operate a number of inter-city and commuter services across the country on St Stephen’s Day.

Commuters services in the greater Dublin area such as Kildare-Dublin, Wicklow-Dublin, Dundalk-Dublin will also operate with limited schedules, as will similar services in Cork and Limerick like Ballinacurra-Cork, Crosshaven-Cork, and Shannon-Limerick.

The full timetable for the Christmas period is available here.


In Dublin, there will be no Luas service from 8pm tonight to 9am Monday 26 December, St Stephen’s Day. On that day, trams will run from 9am to 11.30pm, with a frequency of every 15 – 20 minutes.

From Tuesday to Thursday, trams will run from 6.30am to 12.30am. The full timetable is available on the Luas website.


Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Knock Airports are all closed tomorrow, but re-open on St Stephen’s Day.

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