Using Leap Card on Bus Éireann


TFI Leap Card can be used on all Bus Éireann City & Town services and Commuter & Rural services

TFI Leap Card can also be used as a method of payment for the purchase of Single tickets on Expressway services nationwide. In addition, some TFI Leap Card period products are valid on selected Expressway services around Dublin and Cork

TFI Leap Card fares on Bus Éireann are 30% cheaper than cash single fares. You can also load a range of period tickets onto your card. Check out our fares section to find out about the fares and tickets in your region.

Please note, while TFI Leap Card can now be used on Expressway services, there is no discount for Single fares as these are routes are operated commercially. Return and 10 Journey tickets are not available for purchase with TFI Leap Card.

Find out more about using your TFI Leap Card on Bus Éireann and Expressway services in the following regions:

  1. Dublin and surrounding counties
  2. Cork city
  3. Galway city
  4. Limerick city
  5. Waterford city
  6. Sligo
  7. Athlone
  8. Commuter & Rural


Using your TFI Leap Card on Bus Éireann

  • Tell the driver your destination and hold your TFI Leap Card to the target on the driver’s ticket machine
  • The driver will deduct the correct fare from your Travel Credit, or if you have a pre-loaded ticket it will simply Validate.
  • You will hear a tone when you have successfully Validated your card

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