Inaugurated in 2004, Luas trams is made up of two independent (not connected) lines, although it is planned that they will be shortly linked.
The red line connects Saggart and Tallaght (to the southeast) with The Point (to the east). This line has 32 stops and visitors will find it useful to get to Jameson Distillery, Collins Barracks (National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History), Smithfields or Heuston Train Station. The red line also stops at O’Connell Street (stop: Abbey Street).
The Luas green line connects St. Stephen’s Green Park with Brides Glen (to the southeast). Unless your hotel is in the area, the green line is not very useful for tourists.
Where to purchase the ticket?
Tickets are available from the ticket vending machines located at every stop. Select your destination to see in what zone it is and what the price of the ticket is. You can either pay with coins or banknotes.
Single tickets are valid 90 minutes. During that 1-hour-and-a-half travelers are not permitted to stop and then continue the journey or use the remaining time to take a return Luas.
|Zones||Adult||Return Adult||Child||Return Child||7 day tickets|
|Zones 3 - 4||€3||€5.40||€1.20||€1.80||€24.50|
|Zones 5 - 8||€3.30||€5.90||€1.20||€2.30||€27|
|Zones||Adult (Off Peak)||Adult (Peak)*||Child||1 day travel card||1 day student card|
|Zones 3 - 4||€2.20||€2.27||€0.96||€7||€5|
|Zones 5 - 8||€2.45||€2.50||€0.96||€7||€5|
* Monday to Friday: between 7:45am and 9:30am.
** Child Ticket: Valid 3 - 15 years inclusive.
*** There are travel cards for both buses and trams. A 1-day travel card costs €10 (Child: €3.50). A 7-day travel card costs €40 (Child: €14).
Schedule and frequency
The schedule and frequency of the Luas trams vary depending on the day of the week:
- Monday to Friday: 5:30am – 12:30am (midnight)
- Saturdays: 6:30am - 12:30am (midnight)
- Sundays and public holidays: 7am – 11:30pm
Trams pass every 5 to 15 minutes.