Card options for 16-18 year olds

If you are aged 16-18 and in full-time third level education, you now have a choice of TFI Leap Card types. Most 16-18 year olds can get the cheapest fares with the Child 16-18 Leap Card. However, if you use commercial bus operators you may be better off using a Student Leap Card instead, as participating operators are giving cheaper student fares. The option you choose will depend on your travel needs.

Child Card 16-18yr old

  • Available to all 16-18 year olds
  • This card gives the Child fare on eligible public transport services, including: Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead Ireland, Luas, Bus Éireann, TFI Local Link, DART and Commuter Rail
  • Card expires on your 19th birthday
  • Card is posted to your address following online application

Student Card

Most people will only choose to get one card but you may apply for both cards depending on your travel needs.

Visit our Fares page for more information