Card & ticket types

Card Types

Who Anyone required to pay an adult fare
Costs
  • €5 deposit (refundable)
  • Minimum €5 travel credit
Read More Where to buy      FAQs
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
Who Full-time second or third level students can apply for a Student Leap Card
Costs
  • €10 fee
Read More Where to buy      www.studentleapcard.ie
Who Anyone aged 4 to 15 wishing to avail of child / schoolchild fares
Costs
  • €3 deposit (refundable)
  • Minimum €5 travel credit
Read More  Where to buy      www.childleapcard.ie
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     www.childleapcard.ie
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 €10.00
  • 3 days (72 hours) €19.50
  • 7 days (168 hours) €40.00
Read More  Where to buy     Visitor Information

Ticket Types – Annual, Monthly and Other

You can load a range of tickets onto your 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: 1 day family rambler, 5 day rambler (adult & student), 30 day rambler (adult & student)
  • Matthews.ie: Adult, Child and Student 10 trip 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.

Taxsaver Tickets

Many Taxsaver tickets can now be loaded onto Adult Personalised Leap Cards.  These include monthly and annual tickets from Bus ÉireannDublin BusIrish Rail and Luas. These tickets are ordered through your employer.

  • Visit taxsaver.iefor information on Bus ÉireannDublin Bus and Irish Rail TaxSaver ticket options.
  • Visit luas.iefor information on Luas TaxSaver ticket options.

 Card & Ticket Type FAQ’s

Can someone else use my personalised Leap Card?

No; your personalised 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 Leap Card, they may be fined & have the card confiscated.

How does the validator know whether to use the Travel Credit or Ticket on my card?

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.

What if I lose my new TaxSaver Leap Card?

The replacement process currently varies depending on your ticket type. Click here for more information on replacing a lost TaxSaver Leap Card.

Do I get tax benefits from using Travel Credit on my card?

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

How can I see if there are tickets for my Leap Card awaiting collection?

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

How can I see if travel credit top-ups for my Leap Card are awaiting collection?

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

How do I load new tickets onto my existing TaxSaver Leap Card?

If you order a new ticket for your TaxSaver 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 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.
  • If the TaxSaver ticket you ordered is a joint ticket for Luas + Dublin Bus you must load the ticket at a LeapCard agent, by asking the agent to check your balance.
  • 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.

Using my TaxSaver Leap Card for the first time?

When you get your TaxSaver 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.

Do I still get the same tax benefits, when TaxSaver tickets are on a Leap Card?

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

Can I add Travel Credit to my TaxSaver Leap Card?

Yes, your TaxSaver 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.

When can I load my new tax saver ticket onto my personalised Leap Card?

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.

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