Ireland’s entire public transport system now on Google Maps

By: November 27, 2013
The service can provide an estimated journey time; the departure times of the next bus or tram and the times the service runs during the day The service can provide an estimated journey time; the departure times of the next bus or tram and the times the service runs during the day

Ireland’s entire public transport system is now mapped on Google Maps, meaning commuters and tourists can plan trips and journeys anywhere in Ireland, from door-to-door using the Google Maps Transit apps or site.

Google Maps Transit is a result of a partnership between Google and the National Transport Authority.

All bus services (including commercial operators, Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus), Irish Rail (including the Dart), Luas – and even the Dursey Island Cable Car – are now mapped on Google Transit.

Go to maps.google.ie, or download the Google Maps app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

“Today the public transportation systems of over 800 cities are on Google Maps and it is great to add the towns and cities in the Republic of Ireland to this ever-growing list,” says David Tattersall, product manager, Google Maps Transit.

Some of the Google Maps Transit’s features include:
• You can specify the departure or arrival time you want
• It will show more than one trip choice, allowing some flexibility with respect to when you start your journey
• It will provide an estimated journey time; the departure times of the next bus or tram and the times the service runs during the day.
• It also provides walking directions for the beginning (i.e. to the nearest transit stop) and end of the trip (to your final destination)
• It puts transit data in the context of other useful information such as business listings and street view images