Christmas 2020 / New Year 2021 bus and train services in Cork


A summary of  bus and train services 

in Cork  city and county 

for the

2020 Christmas and 2021 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 Cork (links will be added as more announcements are made):


Bus √Čireann  --  CityLink   --  Cobh Connect --  Dublin Coach --  GoBus  -- LocalLink

Irish Rail:  24-30 December,  and  31 December - 1 January





Public transport and Covid-19 restrictions

From 1 December 2020, Government advice is to avoid using public transport, unless you are travelling for essential purposes, which includes work, food and medical purposes. This is to support public health and also to help the transport companies to provide space for those who need to travel, including essential frontline workers. Each service is restricted to carrying only 50% of the people who it has space. for.

It is possible that the restriction level will be changed again before New Year - this page will be updated if this happens.

Pre-booking is required on all inter-city trains between 18 December - 6 January.   However seats will be unassigned.   Read more ...



Thursday 24 December 

City Buses

  • Bus √Čireann will run a regular Thursday service in Cork City - except that buses due to depart after 9pm will not not run

Regional buses   

  • Bus Eireann will run regular weekday services until approx 9pm. 
  • Cobh Connect - will run regular weekday services until the last bus from Cork at 6:45pm
  • CityLink:  Normal services
  • Dublin Coach - last bus to Cork at 8pm
  • GoBus:   Limited services until the last bus from Cork at 2pm, last bus from Dublin Airport at 6pm and Dublin City at 6:30pm.

Trains




Friday 25 December - Christmas Day

  • Some taxi companies will offer a limited service - but many will be closed.
  • All other services - trains and city and regional buses - are cancelled. 

Saturday 26 December - St Steven's Day

City Buses

  • Bus Eireann will run a regular Sunday service on all routes in Cork City - but with no services before 9am

Regional buses: 

  • Bus Eireann - regular Sunday timetable, with a few cancellations - check their website.
  • Cobh Connect - regular service until the last bus from Cork at 8:45pm
  • CityLink:  normal service
  • Dublin Coach - normal service 
  • GoBus - no service

Trains

  • No trains will run


Sunday 27 December

City buses

  • Bus Eireann will run a regular Sunday service

Regional buses   

  • Bus Eireann - Sunday service on all regional routes
  • Cobh Connect - regular service until the last bus from Cork at 8:45pm
  • CityLink:   Normal services
  • Dublin Coach - normal service
  • GoBus - normal service

Trains



Monday 28 December

City buses

  • Bus Eireann will run a regular Sunday service 

Regional buses   

  • Bus Eireann - Saturday service on all regional routes
  • Cobh Connect - Sunday 
  • CityLink:   Normal services
  • Dublin Coach - normal service
  • GoBus - normal service

Trains



    Tuesday 29 December

    City buses

    • Bus Eireann will run a regular weekday service

    Regional buses   

    • Bus Eireann - Sunday service on all regional routes
    • Cobh Connect - regular service 
    • CityLink:   Normal services
    • Dublin Coach - normal service
    • GoBus - normal service

    Trains



    Wednesday 30 December

    City buses

    • Bus Eireann will run a regular weekday service


    Regional buses   

    • Bus Eireann - weekday service on all regional routes
    • Cobh Connect - regular service
    • CityLink:  regular service
    • Dublin Coach - normal service
    • GoBus - normal service

    Trains



    Thursday 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

    Regional buses   

    • Bus Eireann - Sunday service on all regional routes
    • CityLink:  regular service
    • Dublin Coach - normal service
    • GoBus - normal service

    Trains



    Friday 1 January - New Year's Day

    City Buses

    • Bus Eireann will run a regular Sundayservice

    Regional buses   

    • Bus Eireann - Sunday service on all regional routes
    • CityLink:  regular Sunday service
    • Dublin Coach - normal service
    • GoBus - normal service

    Trains



    Saturday 2 January - Day after New Year's

    City Buses

    • Bus Eireann will run a regular Saturday service 

    Regional buses   

    • Bus Eireann - regular service on all regional routes
    • CityLink:  regular service
    • Dublin Coach - normal service
    • GoBus - normal service 

    Trains



    Sunday 3 January

    City Buses

    • Bus Eireann will run a regular Sunday service 

    Regional buses   

    • Bus Eireann - regular service on all regional routes
    • CityLink:  regular service
    • Dublin Coach - normal service
    • GoBus - normal service

    Trains



    Monday 4 January onwards

    City Buses

    • Bus Eireann will run regular services

    Regional buses   

    • Bus Eireann - regular service on all regional routes
    • CityLink:  regular service
    • Dublin Coach - normal service
    • GoBus - normal service

    Trains

    • Regular services from today onwards


    Please note

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