Frequently Asked Questions

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Find answers to popular Dublin Express queries

We always try our best to make travelling with us as smooth as possible, from the moment you book your tickets to when you depart from your coach.

However, we also know questions are natural! So before you give us a call or email us, why not take a look below and see if your query has already been answered?

Our services

What services do you operate?

Dubin Express operates the 782 and 784 bus services between Dublin City and Dublin Airport. This service operates daily with the first coach starting at 04:05 am and running until 00:35 am

For the full schedule please see our Full Timetable

Where do you stop at Dublin Airport?


Where does the 782 service stop in Dublin City?

Where does the 784 service stop in Dublin City?


How long does the journey take?

Our fastest journey between Dublin Airport and Dublin City takes only 14 minutes. See our Dublin Express Timetable for all services.

Assisted travel information

We recommend that a booking is made at least 36 hours in advance of travel, through our Assisted Travel Helpline by ringing 01 903 9508 and selecting the Assisted Travel Helpline to enable us to conduct our checks.

Discover all you need to know about arranging assistance, travelling with a wheelchair and our disabled code of practice.

Are your stops manned?

Staff will be available at our Dublin Airport stops from 08:00 to 21:00 at Terminal 2 and 07:00 to 23:00 at Terminal 1.

Can I buy a ticket from the driver?

Yes* you can, however, this will be subject to availability as services may be full with pre-booked customers, so it is always advisable to purchase your ticket in advance.

If you would like to purchase a ticket from our drivers, please be aware of the following:

  • Drivers can accept card only.

Where is my coach?

You can track your coach in real-time by using Coachtracker, which enables you to see where your coach is and offer you an estimated time of arrival. Click here to track your coach.

Do you accept Leap Cards?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept Leap Cards.

Luggage and lost property

What is the luggage allowance?

You can take two medium-sized suitcases or one large suitcase (each weighing no more than 20kg) on your coach, plus a small piece of hand luggage.

Please note: Medium sized items are defined as 70cm x 30cm x 45cm, whilst large items may have a max dimension of 75cm x 50cm x 32cm. Your hand luggage can be no larger than 45cm x 35cm x 20cm

For any queries on luggage size please DM us on any social platform or contact our customer services and we will be able to answer your question directly. 

I’ve lost an item on board

If you have lost an item whilst travelling on our services please get in touch using the following details:

Please contact our team lead at the Kiosk in Dublin Airport which will operate from 07:00 am to 00:30 am every day

Telephone for Terminal 1 is 00353 87 4067147.


Outside of these hours please contact

Online enquiries:

Telephone enquiries: 01437 2311

Address: Lost Property Department, Excess Baggage Company, Dublin Airport, Terminal 1 Arrivals Hall


Ticket Information and Refunds

Can I change the date of my ticket?

Unfortunately, your ticket is non-amendable, therefore changes to the date are not applicable. You can however travel 12 hours either side of the scheduled time on your ticket on standby basis.

You can also refund your ticket free of charge up to 72 hours before you depart and rebook for another date.

Can I amend or refund my ticket?

A refund can be obtained free of charge on all tickets cancelled 72 hours prior to your outward departure via our cancellation portal. Tickets cannot be amended, however, you have the flexibility to travel 12 hours either side of the journey time stated on your ticket or you can cancel your ticket free of charge 72 hours before departure and rebook.

Can I get an earlier coach?

Your ticket allows you to travel 12 hours earlier or later than the time stated on your ticket. Please note if you are travelling on a different time than stated on your ticket, boarding the coach will be subject to availability.

What if I miss my coach?

If you miss your coach your ticket will have you covered up to travel 12 hours either side of your scheduled departure time. Please note if you are travelling on a different time than stated on your ticket, boarding the coach will be subject to availability.

What if my flight is early/delayed?

Your ticket will give you the flexibility of travelling 12 hours before or after your scheduled time, giving you flexibility if your plans change.

If your flight is delayed beyond 12 hours please DM us on social media or contact our customer service team. 

Please note if you are travelling on a different time than stated on your ticket, boarding the coach will be subject to availability.

Do you need to print out your ticket?

No, you don’t have to print your ticket, you can go paperless and show the ticket to the driver on your phone.

Do I have to get on/off the same stop I booked my ticket from?

No, if you booked a ticket to/from the city centre you can get on or off any of our 15 stops on the 782 or 784 routes.

Can I get on the 784 if my ticket is for the 782 & vice versa?

Yes, if you booked a ticket to/from the city centre you can get on or off any of our 15 stops between the airport and city.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We currently accept Debit, Credit Card, Google Pay and Apple Pay.

Not received ticket

I haven’t received my ticket

Please check your spam or junk email folders before contacting us.

If you haven’t received your ticket, please call us on 019039508 from within the Republic of Ireland or +35319039508 if calling outside of Republic of Ireland Lines open 8am-8pm, 7 days a week.

You can also try contacting us via Social media between 8am-10pm on:


Do you provide a student discount?

Yes, anyone with a Young Adult/Student Leap Card can purchase their ticket on the TFI Go App for a 50% discount. For more information, please visit our Student Leap Card page.

Travelling with Children

Do I have to pay for my young child?

Infants aged 0-2 travel free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for.

If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2 per adult, please book the additional infant as Children (3-15). The price of a child’s ticket online is €2.50 for a single and €3.50 for a return. The price of a child’s ticket on the day is €3 for a single and €4 for a return.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) safety measures

What coronavirus (Covid-19) safety measures do you have in place?

Keeping our customers and colleagues safe has always been, and continues to be our top priority and we’re doing everything we can to ensure this. Find out what changes we have put in place on our Coronavirus page.

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