What is Local Link?

Local Link provides safe secure and reliable Public Transport services in local and rural areas of Ireland.  There are 17 Local Link offices. See Local Link for contact details of your nearest Local Link or Rural Transport Group.

How can I contact my Local Link?

For contact details visit the Local Link page. 

How can I find out about Local Link services in my area?

There are 3 ways in which to find out about local link services in your area.

  • Visit the timetable page to view what services are in your area. 
  • It is however advisable to contact your closest Local Link office as many services require pre-booking, particularly where door to door services are available.
  • The details of scheduled Local Link services are available on the National Journey Planner.
Will my Free Travel Pass be accepted on Local Link Services?

Yes – Free Travel Passes are accepted on all Local Link Services

What is the fare to use a Local Link Service?

Fares are payable on Local Link services. For fare structures, please contact your closest Local Link Office.

Will existing services continue?
Yes. Existing services will continue subject to the continued availability of funding at current levels.
Will the door-to-door services continue?
Yes, demand responsive and flexible services which operate door-to-door or close to a residence will continue to be provided as part of rural transport services.
Will the current users of the Programme be assisted and advised of how to make contact with the Local Links to book the services that they currently use or wish to use?
Will passenger assistants continue to be provided and will drivers assist passengers with their shopping etc.?
  • Yes, the provision of passenger assistance will remain a core element of demand responsive and flexible rural transport services.
  • A core function of the Local Link will be to foster volunteerism in the provision of transport within their area. This includes building a panel of vetted participants in community car, car-sharing, volunteer driving and passenger assistance.