Some bus, train and tram fares increase from today

Dublin Bus users paying in cash will pay additional 5 cent in 1-3 zone area

School children using Dublin Bus will have to pay an additional 5 cent each day if they pay in cash, but  regular child fares will not increase. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

School children using Dublin Bus will have to pay an additional 5 cent each day if they pay in cash, but regular child fares will not increase. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

 

The cost of using public transport goes up by as much as 15 per cent from today - adding almost €70 to the annual cost for some regular users.

Dublin Bus users paying in cash will have to pay an additional 5 cent in the 1-3 zone area, while the 4-7 stage and 8-13 stage bands for cash fares have been merged into one single band.

The fare for the merged band will be €2.70, an increase of 15 cent for the 4-7 stage, but a decline of 10 cent for what was once the 8 to 13 stages.

Child fares

School children using Dublin Bus will have to pay an additional 5 cent each day if they pay in cash, but the regular child fares will not increase.

Some users of the Luas service will be hit with increases of €60 a year - although they will be able to travel further on the network at no additional cost.

As it stands, passengers with three zone annual tickets pay €850, but the three zone tickets are being scrapped in favour of an all-zone ticket which will cost €910.

Short Hop zone train fares are to go up by between 1.4 per cent and 4.2 per cent.

Bus Éireann has been granted an overall fare increase of 1.5 per cent. Some fares on the network will increase by up to 5 per cent, while others will fall by a corresponding amount.