Where to buy
You can buy your Leap Card using one of the following options:
- The quickest way to buy an adult or child Leap Card 5 – 15 is over the counter in one of over 650 outlets in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford. Click here to find your nearest outlet. Alternatively, you can buy online or at selected DART ticket machines in Dublin.
- Child Leap Card 16 – 18 needs to be personalised with your photo. You can apply online here.
- Student Leap Cards need to be personalised. Visit www.studentleapcard.ie for full details on how to get yours.
You can Top-Up your card by either:
Setting up an automatic direct debit through the Auto Top-up feature.
Loading Travel Credit or tickets using one of the following options:
- At Leap Card payzone outlets. Click here to find your nearest outlet.
- At Luas, DART & Commuter Rail ticket machines
- Online – but please note if you Top-Up online, you still have to collect your Travel Credit or ticket at either a Leap Card outlet or another nominated load location.
A load location is the point you nominate to collect your online top-up. You can choose:
- Any Leap Card Payzone outlet
- Luas validators
- DART/Commuter Rail validators and gates in the short hop zone.
If you are collecting your top-up at a Payzone Leap Card outlet, present your card to the reader at the counter and ask for a balance check. Your online Top-Up will load and your new balance will update automatically.
Remember, it can take up to 48 hours for your Travel Credit to be ready for collection at your nominated load location.
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