Christmas 2021 / New Year 2022 bus and train services in Limerick

A summary of  bus and train services in Limerick city and county 

for the

2021 Christmas and 2022 New Year period.

This is based on information published by the bus companies, and may change.
  Always check the services you want to use with the bus company.


Bus Company Announcements

Christmas timetable announcements from the major public transport companies in Limerick:





(This article will be updated as more public-transport companies announce their holiday timetables.)


Friday 24 December

City Buses

  • Bus √Čireann will run a regular Friday service - except that buses due to depart after 9pm will not not run.
  • Dublin Coach:   
    • Regular Friday service

Regional buses   

  • Bus Eireann will run regular weekday services until approx 9pm:
    • last bus from Tralee to Limerick at 6pm, and Limerick to Tralee at 7:35pm
    • Last bus from Limerick to Killarney at 5:35pm, from Killarney to Limerick at 6pm 
  • CityLink:  Normal services, except the 6pm Galway to Cork and 9:30pm Cork to Galway are cancelled
  • Dublin Coach (Dublin / Limerick / Ennis / Tralee) - regular timetable
  • LocalLink - to be advised

Trains




Saturday 25 December - Christmas Day

  • The 12:30am Citylink bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick will run
  • Some taxi companies will offer a limited service - but many will be closed.
  • All other services - trains and city and regional buses - are cancelled. 

Sunday 26 December - St Steven's Day

City Buses

  • Bus Eireann will run a regular Sunday service on all routes - but with no services before 9am
  • Dublin Coach (307/308) - Sunday timetable

Regional buses: 

  • Bus Eireann - regular Sunday timetable:  first bus on each route on / after 9am
  • CityLink:  regular service, except the 12:30am Dublin airport to Galway service will not run
  • Dublin Coach (Dublin / Limerick / Ennis / Tralee) - regular timetable
  • JJ Kavanagh - regular timetable
  • LocalLink - to be advised

Trains

  • No trains will run


Monday 27 December

City buses

  • Bus Eireann have advertised that they will run a regular weekday service - but check this closer to the date, as many business will be observing the public holiday, and it may be an error
  • Dublin Coach - Sunday timetable

Regional buses   

  • Bus Eireann - Weekday service on all regional routes - but see the note above under city buses for 
  • CityLink:   Normal services
  • Dublin Coach (Dublin / Limerick / Ennis / Tralee) - regular timetable
  • JJ Kavanagh - regular timetable
  • LocalLink - to be advised

Trains



Tuesday 28 December

City buses

  • Bus Eireann will run a regular weekday service
  • Dublin Coach - Sunday timetable

Regional buses   

  • Bus Eireann - weekday service on all regional routes
  • CityLink:   Normal services
  • Dublin Coach (Dublin / Limerick / Ennis / Tralee) - regular timetable
  • JJ Kavanagh - regular timetable
  • LocalLink - to be advised


Trains



    Wednesday 29 December

    City buses

    • Bus Eireann will run a regular weekday service
    • Dublin Coach -  regular timetable

    Regional buses   

    • Bus Eireann - weekday service 
    • CityLink:   Normal services
    • Dublin Coach (Dublin / Limerick / Ennis / Tralee) - regular timetable
    • JJ Kavanagh - regular timetable
    • LocalLink - to be advised


    Trains



    Thursday 30 December

    City buses

    • Bus Eireann will run a regular weekday service
    • Dublin Coach -  regular timetable


    Regional buses   

    • Bus Eireann - weekday service 
    • CityLink:  regular service
    • Dublin Coach (Dublin / Limerick / Ennis / Tralee) - regular timetable
    • JJ Kavanagh - regular timetable
    • LocalLink - to be advised


    Trains



    Friday 31 December - New Year's Eve

    City Buses

    • Bus √Čireann will run a regular weekday service - likely until mid-evening, exact time to be announced
    • Dublin Coach -  regular timetable

    Regional buses   

    • Bus Eireann - weekday service 
    • CityLink:  regular service
    • Dublin Coach (Dublin / Limerick / Ennis / Tralee) - regular timetable
    • JJ Kavanagh - regular timetable
    • LocalLink - to be advised


    Trains



    Saturday 1 January - New Year's Day

    City Buses

    • Bus Eireann will run a regular Sunday service 
    • Dublin Coach -  to be advised

    Regional buses   

    • Bus Eireann - Sunday service on all regional routes
    • CityLink:  regular Sunday service
    • Dublin Coach (Dublin / Limerick / Ennis / Tralee) - regular timetable
    • JJ Kavanagh - regular timetable
    • LocalLink - to be advised

    Trains



    Sunday 2 January - Day after New Year's

    City Buses

    • Bus Eireann will run a regular Saturday service

    Regional buses   

    • Bus Eireann - regular Sunday / bank-holiday service on all regional routes
    • CityLink:  regular service
    • Dublin Coach (Dublin / Limerick / Ennis / Tralee) - regular timetable
    • JJ Kavanagh - regular timetable
    • LocalLink - to be advised

    Trains



    Monday 3 January

    City Buses

    • Bus Eireann will run a regular Bank Holiday / Sunday service
    • Dublin Coach -  to be advised

    Regional buses   

    • Bus Eireann - regular Bank Holiday / Sunday service on all regional routes
    • CityLink:  regular service
    • Dublin Coach (Dublin / Limerick / Ennis / Tralee) - regular timetable
    • JJ Kavanagh - regular timetable
    • LocalLink - to be advised

    Trains



    Tuesday 4 January onwards

    City Buses

    • Bus Eireann will run regular services
    • Dublin Coach -  regular services

    Regional buses   

    • Bus Eireann - regular service on all regional routes
    • CityLink:  regular service
    • Dublin Coach (Dublin / Limerick / Ennis / Tralee) - regular timetable
    • JJ Kavanagh - regular timetable
    • LocalLink - to be advised

    Trains

    • Regular services from today onwards


    Please note

    This information is for the Limerick area only. Changes in other areas are not included.
     See City Bus Details for normal timetables and route maps