Simpler fare structure

As part of the Bus Connects Dublin programme, fares will be simplified in a way that will make interchange between Bus, Dart and Luas seamless, resulting in a more affordable, efficient and integrated public transport system.

The new fares structure will comprise of a short-distance fare on single leg journeys (approximately 3kms or less) and a 90 minute fare that will allow a customer any combination of travel on Bus, Dart/Commuter Rail and Luas services.

Provided customers commence the final leg of their journey within 90 minutes of the start of their overall trip, the new 90 minute fare will permit travel on all Bus, Luas and Rail services in Dublin including Dart and Commuter Rail services up to zone 4.

New fares will be brought in over two phases, with the first phase seeing the introduction of short, medium and long fares for bus only on Spine H (Malahide/Howth to Dublin city centre) as soon as is practical in 2021, subject to Covid-19 government restrictions being eased.

Phase 2 in September 2021 will see full implementation of the short fare and 90 minute fare in Dublin. This will coincide with the withdrawal of medium distance fares on bus services operating on Spine H and facilitating full integration across all Bus, Dart/Commuter Rail and Luas Light Rail services in Dublin.