Using Leap Card on Bus Éireann


TFI Leap Card can be used on all scheduled Bus Éireann services including city, town, commuter, stage carriage and Expressway services.

Leap Card fares on Bus Éireann are 30% cheaper than cash single fares, except on Expressway where the Leap Card fare is the same as cash.  You can also load a range of tickets onto your card. However, return and 10 Journey tickets are not available for purchase with Leap Card.

Check out the fares section to find out about the fares and tickets in your region.

Find out more about using your 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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