Leap Card for Rail Travel
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An e-purse Leap Card can be used on DART and Commuter services, Dublin Bus and Luas. Save up to 24 percent 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 ie 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.
If you make lots of trips with your Leap Card on a daily or weekly (Mon to Sun) basis on DART/Commuter Rail journeys, a maximum cap value will be applied to your travel credit spend. This will make sure you don't spend any more than you need to. The system will automatically cap your spend as follows:
|Leap Card Capping|
|Iarnród Éireann Daily Cap||€9.50||€7.00||€3.20|
|Iarnród Éireann Weekly Cap||€37.00||€27.00||€12.50|
|All Operators Daily Cap||€10.00||€7.50||€3.50|
|All Operators Weekly Cap||€40.00||€30.00||€14.00|
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.
Iarnród Éireann customers can now purchase the following Leap products at Payzone outlets in Cork and Leap epurse in available on Ticket Vending Machines in Cork Station.
Cork to Cobh and Midleton Route
|Cork Suburban Leap Fares|
|Maximum Deduction at Tag On||€4.90||€2.50||€1.00|
Check out our Leap Card FAQ for more information.
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 ie 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, eg 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