Ticket Types

Card Types

Card Types – Adult
Who Anyone required to pay an adult fare
Costs
  • €5 deposit (refundable)
  • Minimum €5 travel credit
Read More Where to buy      FAQs
Card Types – Adult Personalised
Who  Any adult requiring a personalised card to travel (eg. Taxsaver tickets)
Costs
  • €5 deposit (refundable)
  • Minimum €5 travel credit or pre-paid ticket
Read More  Where to buy      FAQs
Card Types – Student and Young Adult
Who Students in full-time third level education (aged 24+) can apply for a Student Leap Card. People aged 19-23 years can get a Young Adult Leap Card.
Costs
  • €5 deposit (refundable)
  • Minimum €5 travel credit
Read More   Where to Buy
Card Types – Child aged 5 to 15
Who Anyone aged 5 to 15 wishing to avail of child / schoolchild fares
Costs
  • €3 deposit (refundable)
  • Minimum €5 travel credit
Read More  Where to buy
Card Types – Child aged 16 to 18
Who Anyone aged 16 to 18 wishing to avail of child / schoolchild fares
Costs
  • €3 deposit (refundable)
  • Minimum €5 travel credit
Read More    Where to Buy
Card Types – Visitor
Currently Dublin short-hop zone only
Who Suitable for visitors to Dublin area wishing to travel for 1,3 or 7 days
Costs
  • 24 hours €8.00
  • 3 days (72 hours) €16
  • 7 days (168 hours) €32
Read More  Where to buy     Visitor Information

New Young Adult (19-23) Leap Card

The new Young Adult (19-23) Leap Card launched on May 9th 2022. You can get yours online here

Monthly, Weekly and Other Tickets

You can load a range of tickets onto your TFI Leap Card. You have a number of options depending on which transport operator you use:

  • Ashbourne Connect: Adult & child weekly tickets
  • Bus Éireann: zonal tickets depending on region
  • Collins Coaches: Adult & student 10 trip tickets
  • Dublin Bus and Go-Ahead Ireland: 5 day rambler (adult & student), 30 day rambler (adult & student)
  • Matthews.ie: Adult, Child and Student 10 trip tickets and return tickets
  • Swords Express: Adult & student 10 trip tickets
  • Wexford Bus: Adult, Student and Child 10 journey Weekly tickets, Adult and Student Flexi 10 journey ticket and Adult, Child and Student return tickets
  • Express Bus: Weekly tickets

Other Commercial Bus Operators

From 5th September 2022 Young Adults and Student Leap Card holders can avail of 50% discounts on additional commercial bus services. Further details on how to get the discount and the most up-to-date list of participants can be found here

Annual and Monthly TaxSaver Tickets

Many TaxSaver tickets can now be loaded onto Adult Personalised TFI Leap Cards.  These include monthly and annual tickets from Bus ÉireannDublin Bus and Go-Ahead IrelandIrish Rail, Luas, Ashbourne Connect, Collins Coaches, Matthews.ie, Swords Express and Wexford Bus. These tickets are ordered through your employer.

 Card & Ticket Type FAQ’s

No; your personalised TFI Leap Card is unique to you. Only the person whose name & photo is printed on the card, can use it. If someone else uses your personalised TFI Leap Card, they may be fined & have the card confiscated.

Validators are programmed to check if your card has a valid ticket for the applicable service first. If there is a valid ticket on the card, it simply validates and no Travel Credit is deducted. If there is no valid ticket for the service, the Validator will use Travel Credit instead.

The replacement process currently varies depending on your ticket type. For more information on replacing a lost, please visit TaxSaver TFI Leap Card.

No; tax savings are only applicable to the TaxSaver tickets you buy for your card through your employer.

Any TaxSaver ticket renewals, or tickets bought online but not yet loaded onto your TFI Leap Card, can be viewed from the Card Overview screen of your LeapCard.ie account.

Any travel credit top-ups that have not yet been collected & loaded onto your TFI Leap Card, can be viewed from the Card Overview screen of your LeapCard.ie account.

If you order a new ticket for your TaxSaver TFI Leap Card, you need to load it onto your card prior to travelling.

  • If the TaxSaver ticket you ordered is for DART/Commuter Rail only, the ticket is simply loaded when you use the card at any DART/Commuter Rail Validator or Ticket Machine.
  • If the TaxSaver ticket you ordered is for Luas only, the ticket is simply loaded when you use the card at any Luas Validator or Ticket Machine.
  • If the TaxSaver ticket you ordered is for Dublin Bus and Go-Ahead Ireland or Bus Éireann only, you cannot load the ticket on the Bus. You must load the ticket at a Leap Card agent by asking the agent to check your balance. You can also load the ticket via the Leap Top-up App if you have a NFC-enabled Android phone.
  • If the TaxSaver ticket you ordered is a joint ticket for Luas + Dublin Bus and Go-Ahead Ireland you must load the ticket at a LeapCard agent, by asking the agent to check your balance. You can also load the ticket via the Leap Top-up App if you have a NFC-enabled Android phone.
  • If the TaxSaver ticket you ordered is a joint ticket for DART/Commuter Rail + any other operator(s), you must load the ticket at a DART/Commuter Rail Validator or Ticket Machine

Tickets can normally be loaded onto your card towards the end of the month for the next month or year’s travel. For example, a ticket that is valid for February would normally be ready to load at the end of January. Tickets must be loaded within 1 month of purchase.

When you get your TaxSaver TFI Leap Card from your employer, the ticket you ordered is normally pre-loaded onto the card. You simply use the card to travel on the applicable services during the valid time period.

Yes, your ticket has simply been loaded onto a TFI Leap Card, so your tax benefits are unchanged.

Yes, your TaxSaver TFI Leap Card can be topped up with Travel Credit or Tickets, at over 500 shops nationwide, as well as at all Luas stops & DART/Commuter Rail stations. You may wish to do this if you want to travel on services where your TaxSaver ticket is not valid.

It depends on when your employer processed your ticket order. Tickets can usually be loaded onto your card towards the end of the month for the next month/years travel. For example, a ticket that is valid for February would normally be ready to load at the end of January.