Kids Go Free Promotion

As part of the National Transport Authority’s public transport awareness Summer 2016 campaign, there will be two weeks of Kids Go Free travel from Monday, 25 July to Sunday, 7 August 2016 inclusive. All children aged between 4 and 18 years can travel for free on Bus Éireann services (highlighted below) when using a Child Leap card.

Free travel for kids with Leap - 25 July to 7 August 2016Bus Éireann services where Leap Card Validators are available. This includes:

  • Bus Éireann services in Dublin and surrounding counties (Excluding Expressway)
  • Bus Éireann Services in Cork city, Limerick city, Galway city, and Waterford city

Any Child Leap Card can be used to avail of this free travel promotion, but for those who don’t yet have one, a limited stock of free 4-15 Child Leap Cards is now available at the following locations:


  • Bus Station, Parnell Place, Cork
  • Bus Station, Ceannt Station, Eyre Square, Galway
  • Bus Station, Parnell St, Limerick
  • Bus Station, The Quay, Waterford


The Kids go Free promotion also applies to Dublin Bus, Dart and Luas services, however Airlink, Tours, Nitelink and contracted services are not included. Children without a Child Leap card must pay the appropriate fare.

Any Child Leap Card can be used to avail of this free travel promotion (provided the card has at least 1c credit)

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Tuesday, 12th July, 2016