Fares and Tickets

Leap Card

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An e-purse Leap Card  can be used on DART & Commuter services, Dublin Bus and Luas. Save up to 24% with Leap card versus cash fares. Leap also offers flexibility, convenience and is safer than carrying cash.

Compare Leap Card fares versus Cash fares

Go to our fares calculator in order to compare Leap card fares versus cash fares at our stations for your journey.

Taxsaver Leap Cards

Taxsaver Leap cards are also available through participating organisations in the short hop zone. We have also recently launched Leap Point-Point i.e. Drogheda-Connolly, Wicklow-Pearse, Sallins-Heuston etc.

Iarnród Éireann Smartcard

The interim Smart Card scheme is currently being phased out. Why not use up all of the credit you have on your Iarnród Éireann Smartcard and trade up to a FREE Leap Card today. This offer is only available until September 2015.

Leap Card Capping -

If you make lots of trips with your Leap Card on a daily or weekly (Mon to Sun) basis, a maximum cap value will be applied to your travel credit spend. The system will automatically cap your spend as follows:

Leap Card Capping
 AdultStudentChild
Iarnród Éireann Daily Cap €9.20 €6.90 €3.10
Iarnród Éireann Weekly Cap €35.50 €27.00 €12.00
All Operators Daily Cap €10.00 €7.50 €3.50
All Operators Weekly Cap €40.00 €30.00 €14.00

This offers customers even greater value when they travel in the greater Dublin area because once you hit the cap value on the applicable transport operator, no further travel credit will be deducted as you use your Leap Card. Please note, even once you hit the cap value, you should still Touch On and Touch Off as normal in order to have a valid ticket. For more information go to Leap Card Capping.

Leap Card in Cork -

Iarnród Éireann customers can now purchase the following Leap products at Payzone outlets in Cork.

Cork to Cobh and Midleton Route
Adult Weekly
Adult Monthly
Child Monthly
Student Weekly
Student Monthly.

Leap cards are available from www.leapcard.ie or click here for a list of shops in the Cork area that sell Leap cards.

Check out our Leap Card FAQ for more information.

Leap 90 Discount -

The National Transport Authority has extended its popular “Leap 90 Discount” feature to give a €1 discount to Leap Card users transferring between Dublin Bus, Luas, and DART/Commuter Rail within 90 minutes of the start of the first journey. Third and subsequent legs, too, will be discounted by a further €1, if they start within 90 minutes of the start of the preceding legs.

People aged 18 and younger with a Child Leap Card will enjoy a 75c discount on their second and subsequent fares.

Leap Card holders do not have to do anything to activate these discounts; they kick-in automatically when customers use travel credit as normal – on all legs of their journey. Furthermore, the daily and weekly caps remain in place, whereby all travel is free of charge once a daily or weekly ceiling is reached. The new Leap 90 discounts operate alongside the capping scheme.

Please note that people switching directly from Luas to Luas or from DART/Commuter Rail to DART/Commuter Rail are already enjoying specific discounted fares, and the Leap 90 discount will not apply.

Points to note:

  • The Leap 90 discount applies only to fares paid using travel credit on the Leap Card.
  • 90 minute time period starts at initial Touch On i.e. when you start your first trip
  • Where the second trip is for a fare that is less than €1, then discount will equal the lower amount. E.G. if the second trip is a city centre fare for 60 cents, the discount will be 60 cents.
  • It does not apply to travelling companions sharing a single Leap card
  • It does not apply to Bus Éireann, Swords Express, Airlink, Dublin Bus Tour services, City Direct, Matthews Coaches, Wexford Bus and Collins Coaches.
  • These discounts are being introduced on a promotional basis and may be subject to change.