TFI Local Link Kildare South Dublin is enhancing bus services from Naas to Carlow, from Monday the 29th of January.

This enhancement is part of the Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan which is a major national public transport initiative developed and funded by the National Transport Authority (NTA) as part of the Transport for Ireland (TFI) Network.

Route 880 will now operate seven daily return services Monday to Saturday and five daily return services on Sunday with a late evening return service on Friday and Saturday. The route will offer enhanced connectivity to villages and areas such as Castledermot, Moone, Timolin, Ballitore, Ballyshannon, Kilcullen, Two Mile House and Killashee.

The route will also provide an enhanced commuter service to and from Carlow and will offer improved connectivity to Naas Hospital and regional bus and rail services.

Speaking ahead of the launch, TFI Local Link Kildare South Dublin General Manager Alan Kerry, said: “We are confident the enhanced route 880 will offer a real and tangible alternative to private car dependency for those people resident along the route.

“In partnership with the NTA, we have planned the timetable to offer connectivity to local train services, along with peak time arrivals into both Carlow and Naas to accommodate employment and education needs along with evening and weekend schedules to provide people with sustainable access to their social activities. Along with recent reductions in public transport fares and the expansion of the Young Adult Card for those up to the age of 25, we are hopeful that the route will provide an additional catalyst to allow people to adopt public transport usage as part of their daily lives in rural Kildare.

“The success of local bus services is dependent on usage and I’d encouraged local communities to spread the news about the positive enhancements added to our route 880 service.”

Additional Information

TFI Local Link Kildare South Dublin are going to operate the service for an initial period of 3 weeks (until February 16th) in review mode where at the end of this period small changes to the timetable may be necessary to allow for real-time traffic etc. Until this time we will not be printing hardcopies of timetables nor will we be distributing timetables.

For route and proposed timetable information see below, alternatively visit our Timetables page or call (045) 980281

To learn more about the five year Connecting Ireland Rural Mobility Plan visit:

New Timetable (Review Mode)

880 CARLOW TO NAAS Review Mode Timetable (until Monday 26th Feb)
DepartsStopsMonday - SaturdayFri - SatSunday
CarlowCoach Park07:1509:1511:1513:1515:1517:3019:3021:4508:3010:3012:3015:0017:00
CarlowRailway Station07:1809:1811:1813:1815:1817:3319:3321:4808:3310:3312:3315:0317:03
CastledermotNational Electric07:3109:3111:3113:3115:3117:4619:4622:0108:4610:4612:4615:1617:16
MooneOpp Piers Café07:3909:3911:3913:3915:3917:5419:5422:0908:5410:5412:5415:2417:24
Timolin Opp O'Briens Pub07:4409:4411:4413:4415:4417:5919:5922:1208:5910:5912:5915:2917:29
CrookstownService Station07:4609:4611:4613:4615:4618:0120:0122:1709:0111:0113:0115:3117:31
BallitoreOpp Library07:4909:4911:4913:4915:4918:0420:0422:1909:0411:0413:0415:3417:34
NarraghmoreMels Pub07:5709:5711:5713:5715:5718:1220:1222:2709:1211:1213:1215:4217:42
CalverstownCarrig Glen08:0010:0012:0014:0016:0018:1520:1522:3009:1511:1513:1515:4517:45
BallyshannonBallyshannon NS08:0610:0612:0614:0616:0618:2120:2122:3609:2111:2113:2115:5117:51
KilcullenOpp Applegreen08:1410:1412:1414:1416:1418:2920:2922:4509:2911:2913:2915:5917:59
Lui Na GreineBus Stop08:1610:1612:1614:1616:1618:3120:3122:4809:3111:3113:3116:0118:01
T M HChurch08:2310:2312:2314:2316:2318:3820:3822:5409:3811:3813:3816:0818:08
KilasheeBus Stop08:2710:2712:2714:2716:2718:4220:4222:5809:4211:4213:4216:1218:12
NaasPost Office08:4010:4012:4014:4016:4018:5520:5523:0509:5511:5513:5516:2518:25
Please Note: All times are approximate and are subject to change
880 NAAS TO CARLOW Review Mode Timetable (until Monday 26th Feb)
DepartsStopsMonday - SaturdayFri - SatSunday
NaasPost Office07:1509:1511:1513:1515:1517:3019:3023:1508:3010:3012:3015:0017:00
KilasheeBus Stop07:2509:2511:2513:2515:2517:4019:4023:2008:4010:4012:4015:1017:10
T M HChurch07:2909:2911:2913:2915:2917:4419:4423:2508:4410:4412:4415:1417:14
Lui Na GreineBus Stop07:3609:3611:3613:3615:3617:5119:5123:3108:5110:5112:5115:2117:21
BallyshannonBallyshannon NS07:4109:4111:4113:4115:4117:5619:5623:3808:5610:5612:5615:2617:26
CalverstownCarrig Glen07:4909:4911:4913:4915:4918:0420:0423:4709:0411:0413:0415:3417:34
NarraghmoreMels Pub07:5509:5511:5513:5515:5518:1020:1023:5309:1011:1013:1015:4017:40
CrookstownService Station08:0610:0612:0614:0616:0618:2120:2100:0409:2111:2113:2115:5117:51
Timolin O'Briens Pub08:1010:1012:1014:1016:1018:2520:2500:0709:2511:2513:2515:5517:55
MoonePiers Café08:1310:1312:1314:1316:1318:2820:2800:1009:2811:2813:2815:5817:58
CarlowRailway Station08:3410:3412:3414:3416:3418:4920:4900:3009:4911:4913:4916:1918:19
CarlowCoach Park08:4010:4012:4014:4016:4018:5520:5500:3509:5511:5513:5516:2518:25
Please Note: All times are approximate and are subject to change

Route 880 Enhanced TFI Local Link Kildare South Dublin