Bus Éireann, Irish Rail and Matthews Coaches have released their timetables for Christmas. Here is a rundown of the services available over the festive period.
Buses will run every day across the Christmas holiday period - apart from December 25 - with services operating standard timetables with some exceptions.
24 December – All city and commuter/rural services nationwide will operate up until approximately 21.00.
25 December – No services operate on Christmas Day
26 December – A full Sunday timetable will operate on all city & town routes, with reduced frequency on main commuter routes
27 December – A full weekday service will operate with some minor exceptions**
28 December – A full weekday service will operate with some minor exceptions**
29 December – A full weekday service will operate with some minor exceptions**
30 December – A full Saturday service will operate with some minor exceptions.
31 December – A full Sunday service will operate with services operating until approximately 21.00.
1 January – A full Sunday service will operate with some minor exceptions
2 January – A full weekday service will operate
**Route 103 & NX will operate a Saturday service from 27 to 29 December inclusive.
Dundalk town service:
24 December – Sunday Service
25 December – No Service
26 December – Sunday Service
27 December – Weekday Service
28 December – Weekday Service
29 December – Weekday Service
30 December – Saturday Service
31 December – Sunday Service
1 January – Sunday Service
2 January – Weekday Service
Sunday 24 December
Dublin/Belfast/Dublin Services: A normal Sunday service will operate.
Drogheda/Dundalk Services: A normal Sunday service will operate with the following alterations:
20.15 Pearse/Dundalk will operate to Drogheda only.
21.15 Pearse/Dundalk, 23.30 Pearse/Dundalk, 19.45 Drogheda/Pearse and 22.05 Drogheda/Connolly are cancelled.
An 18.50 Drogheda/Connolly operates
Christmas Day, Monday 25 & St. Stephen's Day, Tuesday 27 December, 2017
No services will operate on these days
Wednesday 27 December 2017
Belfast Services: A normal Wednesday service will operate with the following cancellation: 06.30 Newry/Connolly.
Drogheda/Dundalk Services: A Saturday service will operate with the following alteration: 08.40 Pearse/Dundalk will commence from Connolly at 08.50 hrs.
Thursday 28 and Friday 29 December 2017
Dublin/Belfast/Dublin services: A Saturday service will operate with the following cancellation: 06.30 Newry/Connolly.
Drogheda/Dundalk services: A Saturday service will operate with the following alteration: 06.30 Dundalk/Pearse operates.
Saturday 30 December 2017
A normal Saturday service will operate.
New Year's Eve Sunday 31 December 2017
Intercity services will operate a regular Sunday service with some alterations and cancellations until approximately 21:00 hrs.
Late night services will operate after midnight on Dundalk commuter route.
New Year's Day Monday 1 January 2018
Belfast Enterprise services will operate a limited Sunday service with some cancellations.
Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Normal services resume on all routes