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TFI 90 Minute Fare

Introducing the TFI 90 Minute Fare

On Sunday November 28th, TFI Leap Card fares changed across Transport for Ireland services in the Dublin Area.

A new TFI 90 Minute fare (TFI 90) now applies to most journeys. TFI 90 includes the option to transfer between Dublin Bus, Luas and most DART, commuter rail (zones 1 to 4 in the Short Hop Zone) and Go-Ahead Ireland services in Dublin – just touch on your last journey within 90 minutes of the first.

TFI 90 is just €2.30 for adults and students when using their TFI Leap Card during a promotional period and only 80 cent for children up to and including 18 years.

There is also a short fare for single trips up to 3km.

Leap 90 travel discount discontinued on Nov 28th .

* Priced at €2.30 during an introductory period until early 2022. After the promotional period a fare of €2.50 will apply.

TFI 90 Minute Fare PDF

Main changes to existing Fares

Applicable to all eligible services
  • A new €0.80 child fare has been introduced for all journeys. This fare allows children (up to and including 18 yrs) to travel anywhere within the Dublin area, with free transfer to other applicable TFI services.
  • All Leap caps in Dublin (daily and weekly) including multi-Operator caps, remain unchanged.
Dublin city bus services operated by Dublin Bus and Go-Ahead Ireland
  • The introduction of a new short adult fare of €1.60, replaces the previous 1-3 stage bus fare structure.
  • The new TFI 90 fare (€2.30 for a promotional period) combines the previous 4-13 and 13+ stage fare structure. TFI 90 provides the added benefit of free transfer on other eligible TFI service. To avail customers simply need to touch on their last service within 90 minutes of the first.
  • Xpresso and Nitelink adult and child fares remain unchanged, with the added benefit of free transfer within 90 minutes.
Adult Leap Child Leap
Short Fare €1.60 €0.80
TFI 90 Minutes Fare €2.30* €0.80
Xpresso €3.00 €1.26
*This fare will apply during a promotional period to the end of March 2022 after which the fare will change to €2.50.
Luas
  • The introduction of a new short adult fare of €1.60, replaces the previous 1 zone fare structure.
  • The new TFI 90 fare, €2.30 for a promotional period, combines the previous 2–8 zone fare structure. TFI 90 provides the added benefit of free transfer on other eligible TFI services. To avail customers simply need to touch on their last service within 90 minutes of the first.
Adult Leap Child Leap
Short Fare €1.60 €0.80
TFI 90 Minutes Fare €2.30* €0.80
*This fare will apply during a promotional period to the end of March 2022 after which the fare will change to €2.50.
Rail Services operated by Iarnród Éireann
  • The introduction of a new short adult fare of €1.60, replaces the previous 1 zone fare.
  • The new TFI 90 fare combines what was formerly the 2-4 zone fare structure. TFI 90 provides the added benefit of free transfer on other eligible TFI services. To avail customers simply need to touch on their last service within 90 minutes of the first.
  • 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.
  • Existing 5 & 6 zone fares remain unchanged, with the added benefit of free transfer within 90 minutes. For more visit irishrail.ie
Adult Leap Child Leap
Short Fare €1.60 €0.80
TFI 90 Minutes Fare €2.30* €0.80
Zone 5 €3.80 €0.80
Zone 6 €4.90 €0.80
*This fare will apply during a promotional period to the end of March 2022 after which the fare will change to €2.50.

The TFI 90 Minute Fare will be deducted at the start of the journey, and the second and subsequent journeys are free as long as you touch your card within 90 minutes of the first journey.

Yes, to pay the TFI 90 Minute Fare, the second and subsequent touch ons must be made within 90 minutes of the first one.

Yes, to pay the TFI 90 Minute Fare or short fare, a journey must be completed within the 90 minute boundary area. The 90 minute boundary will encompass the Dublin metropolitan area.

The short fares applies to a journey on any single route up to approx. 2km to 3km in length, so some variances will exist in relation to distances people can travel on the short fare. This is for a variety of reasons including the location of individual stops on the public transport network relative to fare boundaries and to the need to maintain fares consistency when routes use different streets depending on direction of travel.  .

The short fare and TFI 90 Minute Fare are a new fare structure that apply to TFI Leap on Luas and other transport modes. Cash zones and fares will be reviewed to move to the new structure in 2022.

TFI 90 Minute Fare will apply to any journey which involves transfer

The TFI 90 fare will be applied in this case. I you Touch-On to another Luas bus or rail service within Dublin within 90 minutes of first Touch-On, this journey will be free.

If you forget to Touch On at the Validator on the Luas platform before you get on a tram you will not have a valid ticket (a validated TFI Leap Card) for your Luas journey. If caught, you will receive a Luas Standard Fare Notice requiring a penalty to be paid.

The maximum fare, i.e. TFI 90 Minute Fare, will be charged