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

A summary of  bus and train services in Cork 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:



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.

Regional buses   

  • Bus Eireann will run regular weekday services until approx 9pm:
    • Last route 40 bus from Tralee at 5:50pm, 7:40pm from Waterford 
  • CityLink:  Normal services, except the 6pm Galway to Cork and 9:30pm Cork to Galway are cancelled
  • Cobh Connect - normal service until the last bus from Cork to Cobh at 6:45pm
  • Dublin Coach - normal timetable until the last bus from Dublin at 8pm
  • GoBus - reduced service, last bus from Cork at 2:30pm, from Dublin at 7pm
  • LocalLink - to be advised
  • West Cork Connect - normal service, except no 5:55pm from Skibbereen or 9pm from Cork 

Trains

  • Saturday service until approx 9pm



Saturday 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. 

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

Regional buses 

  • Bus Eireann - regular Sunday timetable:  first bus on each route on / after 9am
  • CityLink:  regular service
  • Cobh Connect - Sunday service, but no NiteLink buses 
  • Dublin Coach - normal service
  • GoBus - reduced service
  • LocalLink - no services
  • West Cork Connect - Sunday service

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

Regional buses   

  • Bus Eireann - Weekday service on all regional routes - but see the note above under city buses for 
  • CityLink:   Normal services
  • Cobh Connect - Sunday service
  • Dublin Coach - normal service
  • GoBus - normal service
  • LocalLink - reduced service
  • West Cork Connect - Sunday service

Trains

  • Sunday service


Tuesday 28 December

City buses

  • Bus Eireann will run a regular weekday service

Regional buses   

  • Bus Eireann - weekday service on all regional routes
  • CityLink:   Normal services
  • Cobh Connect - Sunday service
  • Dublin Coach - normal service
  • GoBus - normal service
  • LocalLink - reduced service
  • West Cork Connect - normal service

Trains

  • Saturday service


    Wednesday 29 December

    City buses

    • Bus Eireann will run a regular weekday service

    Regional buses   

    • Bus Eireann - weekday service 
    • CityLink:   Normal services
    • Cobh Connect - normal service
    • Dublin Coach - normal service
    • GoBus - normal service
    • LocalLink - reduced service
    • West Cork Connect - normal service

    Trains

    • Saturday service


      Thursday 30 December

      City buses

      • Bus Eireann will run a regular weekday service


      Regional buses   

      • Bus Eireann - weekday service 
      • CityLink:  regular service
      • Cobh Connect - normal service
      • Dublin Coach - normal service
      • GoBus - normal service
      • LocalLink - reduced service
      • West Cork Connect - normal service

      Trains

      • Saturday service

      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

      Regional buses   

      • Bus Eireann - weekday service 
      • CityLink:  Normal service
      • Cobh Connect - normal service until the last bus from Cork at 8:45pm, no Nitelink buses
      • Dublin Coach - normal service
      • GoBus - normal service
      • LocalLink - reduced service
      • West Cork Connect - normal service

      Trains

      • Saturday service until approx 6:30pm


      Saturday 1 January - New Year's Day

      City Buses

      • Bus Eireann will run a regular Sunday service 

      Regional buses   

      • Bus Eireann - Sunday service on all regional routes
      • CityLink:  Normal service
      • Cobh Connect - normal service until the last bus from Cork at 8:45pm, no Nitelink buses
      • Dublin Coach - normal service
      • GoBus - normal service
      • LocalLink - reduced service
      • West Cork Connect - Sunday service

      Trains

      • Sunday service


      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:  Normal service
      • Cobh Connect - Sunday service
      • Dublin Coach - normal service
      • GoBus - normal service
      • LocalLink - reduced services
      • West Cork Connect - Sunday service

      Trains

      • Sunday service


      Monday 3 January

      City Buses

      • Bus Eireann will run a regular Bank Holiday / Sunday service

      Regional buses   

      • Bus Eireann - regular Bank Holiday / Sunday service on all regional routes
      • CityLink:  Normal service
      • Cobh Connect - Sunday service
      • Dublin Coach - normal service
      • GoBus - Bank Holiday Sunday service
      • LocalLink - to be advised
      • West Cork Connect - Sunday service

      Trains

      • Sunday service

      Tuesday 4 January onwards

      City Buses

      • Bus Eireann will run regular services

      Regional buses   

      • Bus Eireann - normal service on all regional routes
      • CityLink:  Normal service
      • Cobh Connect - normal service
      • Dublin Coach - normal service
      • GoBus - normal service
      • LocalLink - normal services on all routes from today
      • West Cork Connect - normal service

      Trains

      • Normal services from today onwards


      Please note

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