Using your TFI Leap Card on DART & Commuter Rail

TFI Leap Card can be used on all DART & Commuter Rail services in the Greater Dublin Area (within the short-hop zone).

The TFI 90 Minute fare now applies to journeys made on Dublin Bus, Luas and most DART, commuter rail (zones 1 to 4 in the Short Hop Zone) and Go-Ahead Ireland services in the Dublin City Bus Network when using a TFI Leap Card.

TFI 90 is just €2.00 for adults,€1 for young adult (19-23) and students and 65 cent if you’re 18 or younger. There is also a short fare for short single trips.

The new 90 minute boundary includes the original zones 1 to 4, covering stations as far as Rush & Lusk to the north of Dublin city, Bray to the south, Hazelhatch to the southwest, Maynooth to the west and M3 Parkway to the northwest.

Zone 5 & 6 zone fares now have the added benefit of free transfer within 90 minutes. For more visit

TFI Leap Card Fares

TFI Leap Card Fares  Adult Young Adult (19-23) Child (5-15) and (16-18)
Short €1.30 €0.65 €0.65
TFI 90 Minute €2.00 €1 €0.65
X Services €2.40 €1.20 €1.00
Irish Rail Zone 5 €3.00 €1.50 €0.65
Irish Rail Zone 6 €3.90 €1.50 €0.65

DART and Commuter Rail services (Short Hop Zone):

DART and Commuter Rail Services Map


Cork Commuter Rail services (Cork – Cobh/Midleton):

TFI Leap Card can be used to travel on the Cork – Cobh/Midleton commuter services.

Mallow has been introduced into the commuter rail fares area. This means that an adult can travel from Mallow to Cork city or any other station within the Cork commuter area for just €3.90 when paying with TFI Leap Card.

Please note: TFI Leap Card cannot be used on intercity train services.


Using your TFI Leap Card on train services

When travelling by rail with your TFI Leap Card, touch your card on and off the Validator / Gate when entering and exiting the station or platform.
You will hear a tone when you have successfully touched on and off
Note: A default fare is deducted from your Travel Credit when you Touch-On.  When you Touch-Off the appropriate amount is refunded to your card.  If you forget to Touch-Off, the default fare will be the final fare charged for the journey.

You can check your Travel Credit balance and Top-Up your TFI Leap Card at ticket machines in stations in Dublin (Cork coming soon).

Visit for more details about using your TFI Leap Card on train services.