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Bus Connects - What it means for Killester

Updated: Nov 8, 2021

New "H spine" bus service kicks off on Sunday June 27th 2021.

The H-spine will be made up of the H1, H2 and H3 and will all travel the same route from city centre up the Howth Road until splitting at St Anne’s Park outside Raheny.

The H1 will travel through Raheney, Edenmore and Donaghmede with the bus terminus at Clongriffin.

The H2 and H3 will run along the coast at Kilbarrack before diverging with the H2 travelling to Malahide and H3 terminating at Howth summit.


Fares remain the same for all new routes.

Leap Card and the free travel pass are still both accepted on these services.


Monday – Sunday

  • H1 - every 15 mins

  • H2 - every 30 mins

  • H3 - every 30 mins

Key features:

  • A significant increase in the number of services per day

  • 73 departures from the City Centre to Baldoyle on the H1 route Mon-Fri

  • 63 buses departing the City Centre for Howth Mon-Fri

  • More early morning and late night services

    • First H3 departs Howth Summit at 4:48am Mon-Fri.

  • A service every 8 minutes on Howth Road between Watermill Road, Raheny and City Centre - excluding early mornings and late evenings

  • Improved services at weekends and Sundays

Other points of note:

  • 90 minute single fare allows transfer to other Bus services without paying

    • Additional fare is due to be introduced in October

  • First stop on Lower Abbey Street moves to outside Lotto Office

  • NTA and Dublin Bus have said that the H1 will not serve Red Arches Road yet and will continue for now to terminate outside the Community Hall in Baldoyle

Timetables and more detailed information on Bus Connects is available on


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