Leap Card

You can now use your Transport For Ireland (TFI) Leap Card on all Bus Éireann Public & Expressway services within the Republic of Ireland. Cheaper than cash, safer, and more convenient, the TFI Leap Card is available from www.leapcard.ie or from over 650 locations around Ireland.

On all Public Service Obligation (PSO) city and town services and commuter & rural services operated by Bus Éireann, Adult Leap single fares are up to 30% cheaper than cash single fares. Young adults (19-25 years), students (16-18 and 26+ years) and children (5-18 years) may now avail of half price single fares when purchasing Leap single tickets on all Bus Éireann public services.

On Expressway services, we offer onboard Young Adult and Student single tickets at a 50% discount to the adult fare on all Expressway routes once in possession of the appropriate Young Adult or Student Leap Card.

Customers travelling with a valid Young Adult or Student Leap card will be eligible for this fare once they pay via debit/credit card or via Leap payment. Cash payment is not accepted for Young Adult and Student single fares.

Young Adult Return, Student Return or 10 Journey tickets will still be available online, but these tickets types will be removed from onboard sale on eligible routes from 1st January 2024. There is no Leap discount for standard single fares purchased on board bus with a Leap Card on Expressway services, but it may be used as a convenient method of payment.

Some terms and conditions apply.

See leapcard.ie for full details on Young Adult, Student & Child Leap Card eligibility.

Based on age and student status, persons aged 16-18 years old may qualify for both the Child 16-18 Leap card and the Student Leap Card. For travel on Expressway services, the recommended card is the Student Leap Card as it allows the holder to avail of the half-price Young Adult online discounted fares. For travel on Bus Éireann public services and when purchasing tickets on board Expressway services, the recommended card is the Child Leap Card (16-18) as it offers the cheapest fares. It is possible to apply for both cards on leapcard.ie.

Leap Card on Bus Éireann Public Services

Leap Card may also be used for the purchase of zonal multi-journey period Leap products on the following Bus Éireann services:

PSO commuter services in the Greater Dublin Area

Greater Dublin Area Zonal Map

Ashbourne Annalecky Cross Allenwood* Arklow Abbeylara
Balbriggan Ashford Athboy Athy* Ballinagar
Ballough Batterstown Cross/Kiltale Ballivor Avoca Ballinagh
Balrothery Bridge Blackwood* Baltinglass Bailieboro Billis
Batterstown Clane* Derrinturn* Ballybritas Bunclody
Blessington Coill Dubh* Drogheda Ballyjamesduff Carlingford
Celbridge* Cross of Brockagh* Duleek Clonmellon Castlepollard
Dunboyne Dunshaughlin Enfield Delvin Cavan
Fairyhouse Cross Gormanstown Cross Garlow Cross Dundalk Daingean*
Kilcock Johnstown (Co. Kildare)* Glenealy Dunleer Gorey
Kill (Co. Kildare)* Killashee* Kentstown Edenderry* Granard
Kilmacanogue Kilmessan Cross Kilcullen* Kells Kildavin
Kilpeddar Kilmoon Cross Kildare* Kingscourt Killydoon
Kilwarden* Mosney Kinnegad Kneadsbridge Kilmore Hotel (Co. Cavan)
Newtownmountkennedy Naas* Laytown Moynalty Lisgrey
Rathbeggan Prosperous* Longwood Mullagh Cross Maggie Lee's Cross
Ratoath Rathmore Monasterevan Mullingar New Inn
Sheaf of Wheat Ross Cross Navan Nobber Pike Cross
Skerries Sallins* Newbridge* Oldcastle Poles Creamery
Straffan* Summerhill Rathangan* Tullow Ravensdale
Tayto Park Tara Cross Trim Virginia Stradone
Ward Cross Warrenstown Wicklow Wilkinstown Tullamore*
GDA 24 Hours 7 Day
Zone Adult Young Adult / Student Child Adult Young Adult / Student Child
Red 7.30 5.80 4.00 31.80 25.30 18.00
Green €8.90 €7.00 €5.00 €39.50 €31.40 €22.60
Blue 14.60 11.60 7.40 51.60 40.80 25.80
Yellow €16.70 €13.00 €9.60 €58.80 €45.60 €33.60
Orange 17.40 N/A N/A 61.20 47.60 N/A

PSO commuter services in Cork County

Green Zone Boundary Point Bandon Fermoy Kinsale Macroom Mallow Rylane
Route 236, 237, 239 & 252 245 & 245X 226 & 226X 233 243 235
CORK 24 Hours 7 Day Monthly*
Zone Adult Young Adult / Student Child Adult Young Adult / Student Child Adult Young Adult / Student Child
Red €4.50 €3.60 €2.60 €18.60 €14.60 €9.70 €68.00 €54.00 €34.00
Green €12.00 €9.60 €7.20 €49.60 €39.60 €25.20 €148.00 €117.00 €80.00

*Monthly refers to calendar month eg. January.