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197, Timetables and Route Information

6 months ago Fri 22nd Nov 2019

Go-Ahead Ireland commenced operation of Route 197 from Sunday 24th November on behalf of Transport for Ireland (TFI).

The 197 extends between Swords and Ashbourne, stopping at the principal Stopping Places listed below:

  • Swords
  • Rathbeale Road
  • Rolestown (following construction of 2 new stops)
  • Nine Milestone
  • Ashbourne


Timetable and route information is available here

The bus service will operate 17 daily return services on Monday to Saturday and 14 daily return services on Sunday inclusive of public holidays, with the exception of Christmas Day.

Services will primarily have a one-hour frequency, except for the PM peak which will operate at a one hour and fifteen minute frequency. Please note that the PM Peak will temporarily use a one hour ten minute frequency while roadworks on Rathbeale Road take place.

Route 197 (operated by Go-Ahead Ireland) will be fully integrated in the TFI National Journey Planner. The TFI National Journey Planner is a door-to-door journey planner that provides service information, directions and time estimates for taking a journey on all licenced public transport providers across Ireland.

Termini: Airside Tesco (to be constructed), Ashbourne Retail Park


Fare information for the TFI Swords to Ashbourne Bus Service is available here.

TFI Leap Card and Free Travel Pass accepted


If you have any questions about any of the revised timetales, please contact our Customer Care Team on 1850 80 40 71 or you can email them on, and they will be happy to help..

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