Bus Connects - Your Local Areas: Baldoyle, Howth, Kilbarrack, Sutton

A bus network designed for Dublin's future.

Public Consultation - Have Your Say. We Want to hear from you


What is BusConnects?

BusConnects is the National Transport Authority's programme to greatly improve bus services across the Dublin region. Dublin is growing and needs a bus network that works for a developing city. Its aim is to deliver an enhanced bus system that is better for the city, its people and the environment. With more buses, more often, to more places, BusConnects is designed to provide a better, more reliable and more efficient bus service for everyone.

You Spoke. We Listened

Last year we held our first round of public consultation on the bus network redesign. The feedback showed us what we got right and what needed a rethink. Based on that input, we've refined our design for the new bus network. We've amended our initial proposals to address many of the issues raised, leading to a better overall network.

Tell me More

This brochure provides details of the proposed bus routes in your area and where they will connect to. It is one of 31 brochures covering the whole region.

All of the brochures and full details of the overall network are available on the BusConnects website www.busconnects.ie

We will be holding Public Information events in various locations over the coming weeks where our team will be happy to explain details of the proposals, and answer any questions you might have. Details of these events are available on the BusConnects website, and will be advertised widely.

If you require extra assistance to understand the information in this brochure or on our website, call us on Freephone 1800 303 653

Give us your views

What do you think about the amended bus network? This second round of public consultation allows you to give your views on the proposals. You can give us your comments electronically using the feedback form.

Simply go to www.busconnects.ie

Alternatively you can send your comments in writing to: Dublin Area Bus Network Redesign, National Transport Authority, Dún Scéine, Harcourt Lane, Dublin 2, D02 WT20 or email: consultations@busconnects.ie

The closing date for submissions can be checked at www.busconnects.ie

Bus Routes in your local area

Spine and Branch Routes (all via City Centre)

Spines are very frequent routes made up of individual bus services timetabled to work together along a corridor. At the end of the corridor, the individual services branch off to serve different areas. E.g. where bus services A1, A2, A3 and A4 join together that forms the A-Spine

1.1 Spine and Branch Routes
Route From Via To How Often
D1 Clongriffin Malahide Rd - Fairview - City Centre (Quays, Amiens St) - Cork St - Crumlin Rd - Kylemore Luas - New Nangor Rd - Grange Castle Business Park Griffeen Ave Every 10-15 mins
D3 Clongriffin Malahide Rd - Fairview - City Centre (Quays, Amiens St) - Cork St - Crumlin Rd - Kylemore Luas - New Nangor Rd - Clondalkin - Fonthill Rd St.Cuthbert's Rd Every 10-15 mins
H1 Clongriffin Red Arches Rd - Grange Rd - Donaghmede - Raheny - All Saints Rd - Howth Rd - Fairview - City Centre (Amiens St) Abbey St Lower Every 10-15 mins
H2 Malahide Portmarnock - Baldoyle - Raheny - Howth Rd - Fairview - City Centre (Amiens St) Abbey St Lower Every 30 mins
H3 Thormanby Rd Howth - Sutton - Raheny - Howth Rd - Fairview - City Centre (Amiens St) Abbey St Lower Every 30 mins

Orbital Routes

Orbital services operate around the city. They provide connections between suburbs and town centres without having to travel into the city centre. They also provide connections to Rail, Luas or other bus routes.

1.2 Orbital Routes
Route From Via To How Often
N8 Donaghmede Station Tonlegee Rd - Coolock - Beaumont Hospital - Santry - Ballymun - Charlestown Shopping Centre Finglas Every 10-15 mins

Local Routes

Local services provide important connections within local areas, linking to local retail centres and to onward transport connections (e.g. to Rail and Luas, or Spine routes) .

1.3 Local Routes
Route From Via To How Often
280 Swords Business Park Swords Main St - Drynam Rd - Feltrim - Kinsealy - Clongriffin Station - Clare Hall - Priorswood - Beaumont - Whitehall DCU Every 40 mins
290 Howth Station Summit - Carrickbrack Road - St Fintan's Road - Strand Road - Station Road Sutton Station Every 40 mins

Peak Time Routes

Peak-time services operate during the peak travel periods, generally weekday mornings and evenings.

1.4 Peak Time Routes
Route From Via To How Often
381 Seabury Malahide - Portmarnock - Baldoyle - Clontarf - Fairview - Custom House - Merrion Sq - St Stephen's Green - Donnybrook UCD Peak Only

Getting around with BusConnects

New network, new numbers (and letters!)

BusConnects will have all new route numbers. That means that although some of the bus numbers will remain, routes will not be the same as they are today. For example the new route of the 16 service will not be the same as the current 16 route.

What about fares?

We will simplify fares across bus, Luas and DART. There will be two Leap fares

With the "90 Minute Ticket", you won't have to pay extra to change between buses and Luas or between DART and buses or between buses.

Bus passes and tax saver tickets will continue to work as they do today.

When is the bus network changing

The new bus network will be introduced in phases. The first phase will be implemented in early 2021 and the full roll-out of the network will take approximately two years. So there will be plenty of time to get familiar with your new routes and bus numbers.

When are the changes happening?

  1. 2020 - Finalisation of Bus Network redesign
  2. 2021 - Implementation of Phase 1 of new Bus Network
  3. 2023 - Final phase of Bus Network roll-out

Your local area map

How BusConnects gets you where you want to go.

Baldoyle, Howth, Kilbarrack, Sutton

D1 spine runs on Main Street.

D3 spine travels on Belmayne.

H1 spine travels on Red Arches Road, Coast Road and Grange Road.

H2 spine proceeds on Coast Road, Baldoyle Road and Howth Road.

H3 spine runs on Thormanby Road, Harbour Road and Howth Road.

Orbital route N8 runs on Kilbarrack Road.

Local route 280 travels on Belmayne to Clongriffin Station and proceeds on Main Street.

Local route 290 runs on Harbour Road, Thormanby Road and Carrickbrack Road, then proceeding along St Fintan's Road, Strand Road, Greenfield Road and Station Road.

Terminus for D1, D3 and H1 at Clongriffin Station.

Peak time routes are available on Coast Road, Baldoyle Road, Howth Road and James Larkin Road.

Examples of BusConnects in action

Examples of BusConnects in action
Your Chosen Route How BusConnects will get you there
Thormanby Hill, Howth to Connolly Station Take the H3 Route from Thormanby Hill direct to Connolly Station
Thormanby Road, Howth to East Wall Road Take the H3 Route from Thormanby Road to Copeland Avenue, then change at Copeland Avenue to the N4 Route to East Wall Road

Try out your route

Visit www.busconnects.ie/routemapper