All night travel from Transport for Ireland (TFI) was reduced as of yesterday.
TFI announced on Friday, September 2 that fares on all 13 Nitelink services would be reduced.
TFI cited the growing demand for late-night transport as the night-time economy grows post-Covid. Leap fares have been reduced by 33% and cash fares by 43%.
A total of 13 Nitelink services depart from Dublin city centre every Friday and Saturday evening, on top of eight 24-hour bus services, with more planned to be introduced once the BusConnects network is rolled out.
Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan said: “Dublin is a great, lively city to go out in at night and we have to make sure that it’s also a great city to get home in once that night out has come to an end.”
Ryan continued: “We are already seeing a significant uplift in the night-time economy post-Covid and I’m delighted that we can respond to this with these new, attractive low fares, which really are hard to beat.”
“This is just a taste of the overall transformation in transport we are on track to deliver in the city with developments in the pipeline like BusConnects, DART+ and Metrolink,” he concluded.
Adult cash fares will now cost €3, while Leap Card holders will pay €2.40.
Student and young adult fares will now cost €1.20, while child fares now cost €1.30 for cash and €1 with a leap card.
Dublin Bus Head of Operations, Sorin Costica, said: “The reduction in Nitelink fares is great news for Dublin Bus customers and all those who use public transport in the capital.”
“It will help reduce night-time carbon emissions by encouraging people to take the bus as opposed to travelling by car.”