Child 16-18

Child Leap Card 16-18 can be used to pay for travel by anyone who is 16 to 18 years old, up to their 19th birthday. The user’s name and photograph is printed on it. These cards can only be purchased online.

You can follow the link here to apply.

Or, if you’ve already applied for your card, you can check on the order status, here

Before applying for a Child 16-18 Leap Card make sure you have:

  • A valid Passport, Drivers Licence or Learner Permit, other non-standard documents may be accepted, view the full list here
  • Enabled your camera permissions
  • The card applicant is present
  • You have payment card details ready

A live selfie is required during the application process to validate the applicant’s likeness against the ID document. This will be the photo used on the card.

Once the application is verified we’ll send your card by post, usually within 5 working days.

Child Leap Card users benefit from a range of discounted child fares. Find out how much you can save!

Please note, if you are a Student (aged 16-18), in third level education and you mainly use participating commercial bus operators, you may get better value with a Student Leap Card.