Public transport fares increase in Dublin

Price hike affects Dublin Bus, Luas, regional bus and train services

Public transport fares are to increase in Dublin and across the republic, affecting services provided by Bus Éireann, Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail), Dublin Bus and Luas, following approval by the National Transport Authority (NTA).

From 1 November Dublin Bus fares will increase by over seven per cent, with the standard Stage 1-3 adult cash single fare of €1.80 going up to €1.95, and the Stage 4-7 fare going from €2.35 to €2.55. The Stage 8-13 fare will rise from €2.60 to €2.80. Adult travelwide monthly tickets will jump from €123 to €132, and the price of annual tickets will also rise from €1,230 to €1,320.

Fares on Dublin's Luas tram will increase by more than six per cent, with Adult 3 Zones monthly ticket rising from €80 to €85, while the Adult 3 Zones annual ticket will increase from €800 to €850.

There won't be any increase to Luas All Zones monthly and annual fares.

Outside Dublin, bus fares in Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford will go up for those paying cash from €1.90 to €2 from 1 December.

Intercity train services provided by Iarnród Éireann fares will increase by up to six per cent, depending on the route and ticket category. The price increases come as the NTA reveal that passenger numbers on Dublin Bus fell by 20 per cent between 2008 and 2013.