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Here's All You Need To Know About Public Transport In Dublin This Easter Weekend

By Alana Laverty

April 14, 2017 at 8:59am

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Trying to get around Dublin during public holidays can be a bit of a 'mare as there are usually multiple changes to timetables and routes. 

So, we're trying to take that stress out of the whole ordeal for you all. 

Yes, you're welcome. 

Here's all you need to know about public transport in Dublin over this Easter weekend. 

Dublin Bus 

Dublin Bus

Good Friday: 

Weekday service on all routes except:

  • Routes 25x, 27x, 32x, 46e, 51x, 116, 118 and all Nitelink services will not operate

Limited service on the following routes as follows:

  • Route 33x:
    Departs 7:15am, 7:30am and 7:55am from Skerries
    Departs 4:30pm, 5pm and 6pm from Custom House Quay
  • Route 41x:
    Departs 7:50am from River Valley and 7:45am from Knocksedan via Glen Ellan
    Departs 5pm and 5:30pm from UCD to Swords Manor via River Valley
  • Route 51d:
    Departs 7:45am from Clondalkin
    Departs 5:45pm from Aston Quay
  • Route 66x:
    Departs 7:30am and 7:55am from Straffan Rd via Easton Rd
    Departs 5:10pm and 5:30pm from UCD
  • Route 67x:
    Departs 7:20am from Celbridge via Aghards Rd and 7:50am via Main St
    Departs 5pm and 5:20pm (via Aghards) from UCD

The following departures will not operate on the routes below:

  • Route 84x:
    10:30am and 1:30pm from Newcastle and the 12pm and 3:50pm from College St will not operate
  • Route 84:
    5:30pm from Newcastle will not operate

Easter Saturday:

  • Normal Saturday service, full Nitelink service

Easter Sunday:

  • Sunday service, no Nitelink service
  • On Easter Sunday, there will be temporary bus diversions in the city centre to facilitate the Easter Rising commemorations until approximately 3pm: 
    • Northbound routes at O’Connell Bridge: from first bus until 3pm. 
      Normal route to O’Connell Bridge then divert right to Eden Quay, Beresford Place, Gardiner St, left onto Parnell St and continue to normal route.
    • Southbound routes at O’Connell Street: from first bus until 3pm.
      Normal route onto O’Connell Street then divert left to Cathal Brugha St, right to Marlborough St, Rosie Hackett Bridge, Burgh Quay, D’Olier Street and then normal route. 
    • Route 14, 15, 27:
      Normal route to Memorial Rd then divert via Memorial Bridge, George’s Quay, Butt Bridge, Eden Quay and back onto normal route. 
    • Route 29a, 31/a/b & 32:
      Will pick up and depart from Talbot St but will not pick up at Abbey St. 
    • Route 33 & 41/a/b/c:
      Will terminate at Stop 300 Eden Quay. 
    • Route 123:
      • Northbound from first bus until 3pm.
        Normal route to O’Connell Bridge, then right onto Eden Quay, left into Beresford Place, Gardiner St, left onto Sean McDermott St, right onto Cumberland St, right onto Parnell St and normal route.
      • Southbound from first bus until 3pm.
        Normal route to Sean McDermott St then left to Marlborough St, Rosie Hackett Bridge, Burgh Quay, D’Olier Street and then normal route. 
    • Route 130:
      Will terminate at Stop 297 Eden Quay. 
    • Route 151 toward East Wall:
      Normal route to Eden Quay then divert via Beresford Place, Memorial Rd and back onto normal route.
  • Route 151 southbound:
    Normal route to Memorial Rd then divert via Memorial Bridge, George’s Quay, Butt Bridge, Eden Quay and back onto normal route. 
  • Route 747:
    • From airport, first bus until 3pm.
      Normal route to Talbot St then divert to Gardiner St, Beresford Place, Memorial Rd, Custom House Quay, Rosie Hackett Bridge, Burgh Quay, D’Olier Street and normal route.
    • Towards airport, first bus until 3pm.
      Normal route to O’Connell Bridge then right to Eden Quay, Busaras and normal route. 
  • City Tours:  From first bus until approx 3pm:
    • Towards terminus:
      Normal route to Bachelors Walk then divert straight to Eden Quay, left onto Marlborough St, right onto Abbey St, Gardiner St, left onto Sean McDermott St and terminate.
    • From terminus:
      Depart Sean McDermott St, left to Marlborough St, Rosie Hackett Bridge, Burgh Quay to D’Olier St and back onto normal route.

Easter Monday: 

  • Sunday service, no Nitelink service. Custom House Quay will be closed and the following diversions will be in place all day: 
    • Route 14, 15, 27 & 151 southbound:
      Normal route to Memorial Rd then divert via Memorial Bridge, George’s Quay, Butt Bridge, Eden Quay and back onto normal route.
    • Route 151 toward East Wall:
      Normal route to Eden Quay then divert via Beresford Place, Memorial Rd and back onto normal route.

Luas

Luas Abbey Street

Good Friday: 

  • Saturday Service: 6.30am–0.30am*

Easter Saturday:

  • Normal Saturday Service: 6.30am–0.30am*

Easter Sunday:

Normal Sunday Service: 7.00am–11.30pm**

Easter Monday: 

Sunday Service: 7.00am–11.30pm**

*Last Trams: Brides Glen – St. Stephen’s Green 0.00am, Saggart – City Centre 11.50pm & Tallaght – The Point 0.00am.

** Last Trams: Brides Glen – St. Stephen’s Green 11.00pm, Saggart – City Centre 10.50pm & Tallaght – The Point 11.00pm.

DART

Dart

Good Friday:

There'll be a line closure for works between Killester and Skerries from 7pm Good Friday to close of business Easter Sunday. 

Services will operate between Dublin Connolly and Greystones only on a Saturday schedule. 

There will be no DART service between Dublin Connolly and Malahide/Howth.

Dublin Bus will accept valid rail tickets for travel within the affected DART route.

Easter Saturday: 

Saturday service between Connolly and Greystones only. No service between Connolly and Malahide/Howth. 

Dublin Bus will accept valid rail tickets for travel within the affected DART route.

Easter Sunday: 

Sunday schedule between Connolly and Greystones only. No service between Connolly and Malahide/Howth. 

Dublin Bus will accept valid rail tickets for travel within the affected DART route.

Easter Monday: 

Sunday schedule. 

More information on Easter weekend public transport can be found here

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