www.DublinBus.ie has timetables and fares stages info online


In an effort to raise efficiency and keep up with the growing demands of European travelers, Dublin bus implemented the Network Direct project which helps to improve routes and update schedules. Phase II of this project began in early 2011 and expanded routes to better serve Howth Road and Portmarnock with 161 more routes added in July.

Dublin Bus is a mass transit system designed to meet the needs of the entire community in Dublin, Ireland. All buses are equipped with computers to offer (RTPI) Real Time Passenger Information. Predicting arrival times at bus stops is quickly calculated by using advanced technology with GPS (Global Positioning System) and an automatic vehicle location transmitter. On-board software is regularly updated every 30 seconds. Timetables and a route planner are available online at dublinbus.ie. The route planner uses a geographic based system to map out the 5000 bus stop locations throughout the Dublin area. By simply keying in the start point address and then the destination address, the system will provide the transport options available. Once the preferred transport option is selected, then click through to access the timetable.

Smartphone apps are available now for free at the online itunes store along with an android app by the end of November. Transport for Ireland apps will be appropriated through the National Transport Authority once the multi-operated web service is accessible. A travel assistant scheme is available to accompany anyone with visual impairment, is wheelchair bound, or uses a cane. There are no limits as to how many service dogs may be permitted on board a Dublin bus. Low bus floors are designed to provide room for buggies. For more information, please visit the website at www.dublinbus.ie.

Ticket fares are based upon the number of stages traveled. Most journeys take 1 to 3 stages. Prepaid smartcards and student cards are available at over 400 ticket agents throughout Dublin. Children under the age of 3 years travel free, when accompanied by a fare paying customer.


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