Getting to and around Wicklow by public Transport (bus-train)
Bus Route 183 (Local Link): Wicklow Town to Glendalough (via Ashford, Roundwood, Annamoe, and Laragh).
This bus runs Monday to Sunday, services differ between midweek and the weekend with three services Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, six on a Friday and Saturday, and three on a Sunday and is approx. a 50 minute journey. Starting from the Wicklow Gaol Bus Stop, down the Wicklow Main street and up to the Wicklow train station so is a handy link if travelling by train. The bus also runs from Glendalough to Wicklow on a similar schedule. More information is available here or at locallink.ie .
Bus Route 133 (Bus Eireann): Dublin Airport to Wicklow Town (via Dublin City Centre, Bray, Newtownmountkennedy and Ashford)
This bus runs hourly and bi-hourly at peak times. Full journey from Dublin Airport to Wicklow Town takes approx. 2 hours. Student discounts are available. For more information please visit https://www.buseireann.ie/timetable/744.pdf
Bus Route 133x (Bus Eireann): Wicklow Town to Arklow (via Glenealy, Avoca Village, and Woodenbridge)
This route runs twice a day and only once on a Sunday. For more information see https://www.buseireann.ie/timetables/133X-1578305413.pdf
Bus Route 800 (Local Link): Arklow, Woodenbridge, Aughrim, Tinahely, Shillelagh
The 800 Arklow to Carlow route is running 7 days a week, 4 times a day Monday to Friday, and 3 times per day on Saturdays and Sunday. The 800 Bus service is an ideal transport option to and from the Southern section of the Wicklow Way. See timetable at https://visitwicklow.ie/listing/arklow-shillelagh-friday-bus-service/
Bus Route 144 (Finnegan Bray): Bray Dart Station to Southern Cross.
This route runs every 30 minutes starting at 7.30am and finishing at 19.15 they extend these times in the Summer months. This bus takes about 15 minutes. For more information see http://www.finnegan-bray.ie/southern-cross-route
Route 185 (Dublin Bus): Bray to Enniskerry (via Palermo).
This bus travels each day several times an hour starting at 7.45 and finishing up at 23.20. For more information see http://dublinbus.uat.biznetdemo.com/Your-Journey1/Timetables/All-Timetables/185-/
Bus Route 132 (Bus Eireann): Dublin Busaras to Shillelagh (via Blessington, Baltinglass, and Tinahealy).
This service is part of a larger route that ends in Bunclody in Wexford. The full service runs once a day and a shortened journey that ends in Baltinglass runs four times. Schedule differs on weekends. For more information please visit https://www.buseireann.ie/timetables/132-1517239740.pdf
Bus Route 702 (Aircoach): Dublin Airport to Greystones (via Ballsbridge, Cabinteely, Bray).
This route travels once an hour, 24 hours a day. For more information see https://www.aircoach.ie/timetables/route-702-dublin-airport-greystonesbray
Bus Route 143 (Finnegan Bray): Sandyford Luas Stop to Southern Cross in Bray (via Bray Dart, Bray Main Street).
This route travels six times a day and does not run on weekends or bank holidays.
Night Bus (Finnegan Bray): Dublin City Centre to Greystones (via Bray).
Finnegans’ provide a night bus service that travels from Dublin City Centre to Bray leaving at 1am from O’Connells street and a 3am service that follows the same route but extends to Greystones, Charlesland, Kilcoole, and finally Delgany. For more information see http://www.finnegan-bray.ie/night-bus-dublin-bray-greystones-kilcoole
Dublin to Glendalough Bus Route (St Kevin’s Bus Services): St Stephens’ Green to Glendalough (via Roundwood and Laragh).
This bus goes twice a day. For more information see http://www.glendaloughbus.com/default.aspx
Bus Route 740A (Wexford Bus): Dublin Airport to Arklow (via Rathnew, Wicklow Town, and Jack Whites).
This bus is part of a larger route that ends in Gorey, County Wexford. This journey takes around 1 hour and 45 minutes and departs 11 times on weekdays, schedule reduced on Sundays. For more information visit https://www.wexfordbus.com/
Bus Route 145 (Dublin Bus). Heuston Station to Ballywaltrim, Bray (via Dublin City Centre, Shankill, Bray Town Centre).
This bus takes about 50 minutes from Dawson Street to Bray Main Street and leaves every 10 minutes. For more see https://www.dublinbus.ie/Your-Journey1/Timetables/All-Timetables/145-/
Bus Route 155 (Dublin Bus). Ikea Ballymun to Bray Rail Station (via Ballymun, Phibsboro, Dublin City Centre).
Bus Route 65 (Dublin Bus). Dublin City Centre to Blessington (via Rathmines and Tallaght).
This route begins at the College Green in Dublin City Centre (Stop 4521) and ends in Blessington right outside the Tourist Office! This bus goes hourly and varies on the weekends. For more https://www.dublinbus.ie/Your-Journey1/Timetables/All-Timetables/6511/
Bus Route 84a (Dublin Bus). Blackrock to Newcastle, Co. Wicklow (via Bray, Greystones, and Kilcoole).
This bus typically goes hourly but goes bihourly at peak times, weekend times vary. For more see https://www.dublinbus.ie/Your-Journey1/Timetables/All-Timetables/84a1/#
Bus Route 84x (Dublin Bus). Dublin City Centre to Newcastle Co. Wicklow (via Southern Cross and Greystones).
This route is not as regular as some as it only goes once in the late morning at 12.00 and then several times in the evening around 17.00. This is a weekday only service. For more information see https://www.dublinbus.ie/Your-Journey1/Timetables/All-Timetables/84×211/
Train Intercity to Rosslare Europort (Irish Rail): Connolly Station to Arklow (via Bray, Greystones, Kilcoole, Wicklow Town, Rathdrum, and Arklow).
One of the best ways to travel to County Wicklow is by train. There are five trains a day that travel from Dublin’s Connolly Station on this route but this is reduced to three trains a day on the weekends. For more see https://www.irishrail.ie/IrishRail/media/Timetable-PDF-s/Connolly-DART-timetables/08_dublin-rosslare.pdf
DART (Irish Rail): Dublin City Centre to Greystones (via Bray).
The DART connects Dublin city and its southeast suburbs to Wicklow’s coastal towns of Bray and Greystones. This train goes regularly typically every 10 minutes to and from Bray and every 30 minutes to and from Greystones. The journey between bray and Greystones is about 15 minutes and takes about 30 minutes to get back into Dublin city centre from Bray. For more see https://www.irishrail.ie/
The local link provides several services throughout County Wicklow, connecting smaller towns and villages. Some are not always frequent, as some only go on specific days of the month for example the 1413a connects Ashford to Liffey Valley only travels once on the 3rd Thursday of the month but they are very useful resource for seeing areas not catered to by larger bus or train services such as Trooperstown, Donard, or Redcross. To see which towns are connected and for more information see https://www.locallink.ie/media/1253/local-link-carlow-kilkenny-wicklow-a5-booklet-web.pdf