You can find on this page the Dublin buses map to print and to download in PDF. The Dublin bus system map and the Dublin trolley map present the network, stations and lines of the buses and trolley of Dublin in Leinster - Ireland.

Dublin bus map

Map of Dublin buses

The Dublin bus map shows all the stations and lines of the Dublin bus system. This bus map of Dublin will allow you to easily plan your routes in the buses of Dublin in Leinster - Ireland. The Dublin bus system map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Dublin operates an extensive bus network of 172 radial, cross-city and peripheral routes and 18 night routes in the city of Dublin and the Greater Dublin Area as its shown in Dublin bus map. The company, established in 1987, is a subsidiary of Córas Iompair Éireann which is owned by the Government of Ireland. Dublin Bus operates the vast majority of bus services in Dublin but in recent years an increasing number of other bus companies have received licences to operate in Dublin from the Department of Transport. Uniquely for a capital city primary transit network, no full systemwide street map is available online. Dublin Bus cites high licensing fees from fellow state owned company, Ordnance Survey Ireland, who published a printed street map every two to five years – which did include bus routes. However, the latest edition, published June 2011 omits these for the first time.

The network carries on average 500,000 passengers a day and 150 million a year (see Dublin bus map). The company currently employs around 3,729 full-time staff members and utilises a fleet of 1,031 buses. Dublin Bus fares are generally calculated on a stage system based on distance travelled. There are several different levels of fares, which apply on most services. Certain routes (particularly Xpresso) use a different fare system. Express buses (branded "Xpresso") operate on similar routes, but have a limited number of stops and a higher minimum fare. Dublin Bus operates a "Nitelink" service of approximately 24 routes overnight which up until January 2009 ran between Monday and Saturday, with the greatest service frequency being on Friday and Saturday nights, however the midweek schedule was scrapped causing consternation with commuters. Special (higher) fares apply on Nitelink buses.

Dublin Bus follows an "exact fare – no change" policy on almost all buses for passengers who pay cash fares – to minimise the risk of staff being robbed, passengers must place the exact fare in coins (notes are not accepted as the counting machines in the garages cannot process them) in the fare box before the ticket is issued; in the case of overpayment a "change ticket" is issued which can only be exchanged for cash at the company head office on O'Connell Street. The only exception are routes 747 and 748, the express routes to and from Dublin Airport, where with a minimum fare of €6, banknotes are accepted and change is given in cash as its shown in Dublin bus map. There is also a special Ghost Bus Tour through some of the supposedly haunted places in the city.