Dublin Bus

Dublin Bus – Dublin metropolitan bus services (direct award)


This contract is for the provision of bus services in the Dublin city area and environs. It was directly awarded to Dublin Bus and commenced in December 2019. It is for a five year period.

The contract and its schedules are available in the links below:

·        NTA and Dublin Bus – Direct Award Contract 2019 – 2024

·        NTA and Dublin Bus – Direct Award Contract Schedules  2019 to 2024


The routes in this contract are available on the Transport for Ireland (TFI) website.


The contract sets out performance standards that Dublin Bus must meet in relation to punctuality, reliability and customer service. A proportion of the contractual payment is withheld and is only paid if the performance standards are met by Dublin Bus.  Performance reports are produced on a periodic (four weekly) and quarterly basis. Performance reports for Dublin Bus are available here.

Further information

For service updates and further information – please see the Dublin Bus website.

To plan a local or national journey on the public transport network – please see the Transport for Ireland website.

Direct Award of Public Service Obligation Contract for Bus Services in Dublin Area 2024 -Dublin Bus