Here's Everything You Need To Know About The New Public Transport Price Increases

Dublin Bus, Irish Rail, Luas and Bus Éireann fares are to change from December 1


The National Transport Authority has just announced that changes to the prices of Irish public transport will come into effect as of December 1.

While there will be increases in some areas of transport, the authority want to stress that these changes will be slight and will actually drop in some areas.

Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority said,

The Authority inherited a highly complex and sometimes illogical fares structure when we took on the regulation of public transport services in Ireland at the end of 2009. We have been moving, over the intervening years, to simplify and streamline public transport fares, so that the prices people pay more accurately reflect the journeys they’re making, and at the same time to cut back on the wide array of different fare types, stages and products, so that the whole question over the cost of travel is an easier one to understand.

Here's the breakdown of the changes taking place.

Dublin Bus

  • Schoolchild cash fare increase 5c and Leap up 2c.
  • Multi-operator monthly and annual tickets increase 2.6%-2.9%.
  • Pre-paid rambler tickets up 3.7%.

Iarnród Éireann

  • Short Hop Zone fares increases approved of 1.4% to 4.2%.
  • Monthly and annual fare increases capped below 3%.
  • 3-day and 7-day tickets by up to 4%.


  • Modest increases in adult cash and Leap peak pares, and adult cash off-peak fares.
  • Increase in 1-day, 7-day and 30-day tickets by up to 4%.
  • Three zone monthly and annual tickets to be withdrawn.

The list of changes is extensive, and they can be found in full here.

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