Fare Information

The fare you pay is based on the number of stages you travel. Most journeys within the City Centre are between 1-3 stages. 

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  1. The number of stages travelled is calculated by deducting the boarding stage number from the alighting stage number
  2. Passengers boarding between stage points pay the appropriate fare from the preceding stage point. Passengers alighting between stage points pay the appropriate fare to the next stage point.
  3. All route stages are listed under the timetables.

Outer Suburban Routes and Fares
The staged fare system above does not apply on some routes in outer suburban areas. Details of such fares and stage points are available on request from Sales Office, Dublin Bus, 59 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1. Ireland. Tel. (01) 8734222 or by clicking on the links below.

Outer Suburban Fares December 2013

33 outer suburban
33a outer suburban
65 outer suburban
84/a outer suburban
184 outer suburban

Standard Fare

Bye Law number 19 enables Dublin Bus to levy a Standard Fare on any passenger found travelling on a bus without being in possession of a current valid ticket for the journey taken.  Further details on the standard fare can be found here.

Minimum Fares
Minimum fares are charged on certain trips for the protection of longer distance travellers.  At the times specified these services are not intended to be used by people making short trips who have other services provided for them.  Details of minimum fares, where they apply are shown at the foot of the page of the relevant bus timetables.

Children's Fares
One child under 4 years of age is carried free if accompanied by and in the charge of a fare paying passenger, provided that the child does not occupy a seat to the exclusion of another passenger.  Children under 19 years of age are charged fares in accordance with the child or school child fare scale once they are using a personalised child Leap Card.  An official statement confirming a child's age may be obtained at Dublin Bus, 59 Upper O'Connell Street, on production of the appropriate birth certificate.

To provide maximum accommodation for passengers, children are requested, where possible, to sit three to a double seat.  In the event of a dispute over entitlement to child fares, passengers will be asked to produce evidence of their age.  The decision of the Dublin Bus official will apply to these passengers.  Appeals against such decisions may be made to our Head Office at 59 Upper O'Connell Street, (01) 8734222. 

City Centre Fare
Dublin Bus offer a 70c City Centre Fare. This fare will apply all day, 7 days a week on all routes* within a special City Centre Zone

Frequent bus routes connect all areas in the City Centre, from Parnell Square, O’Connell Street, the Quays and the IFSC to Merrion Square, St. Stephens Green, South. Great Georges Street and Parliament Street. Just ask the driver for a City Centre Fare when you board the bus, stating your destination within the City Centre Zone.

 *Excluding Nitelink, Airlink, Xpresso services, flat fare services, Ferry services, Tours, Special Events and Private Contract services. 

Getting on the bus – How to pay

  1. Tell the driver where you want to go.
  2. The driver will tell you how much your fare is.
  3. Whenever possible please try to have the correct coins available for your fare. All Dublin Bus services are exact fare only (except Airlink 747) and drivers cannot accept euro notes or give change.
  4. Put your coins in the automatic fare machine which you will see in front of the driver.
  5. The driver will give you the ticket for your journey. Please keep your ticket for inspection.
  6. If you do not have the correct coins for your fare the driver will give you a change receipt.
  7. You can use this to collect your change at
    Dublin Bus Head Office,
    59 Upper O’Connell Street,
    Dublin 1.
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