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 (19-23 years), students (16-18 and 24+ 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. Leap products are available for designated Red, Green, Blue, Yellow and Orange zones.
- PSO city and selected commuter & stage carriage services in Cork city and county. Leap products are available for designated Red & Green zones.
- PSO city and selected stage carriage services in Galway, Limerick and Waterford cities. Zonal products are available for designated Red zones.
|RED ZONE 1||GREEN ZONE 2||BLUE ZONE 3||YELLOW ZONE 4||ORANGE ZONE 5|
|Celbridge*||Cross of Brockagh*||Duleek||Clonmellon||Castlepollard|
|Fairyhouse Cross||Gormanstown Cross||Garlow Cross||Dundalk||Daingean*|
|Kilcock||Johnstown (Co. Kildare)*||Glenealy||Dunleer||Gorey|
|Kill (Co. Kildare)*||Killashee*||Kentstown||Edenderry*||Granard|
|Kilwarden*||Mosney||Kinnegad||Kneadsbridge||Kilmore Hotel (Co. Cavan)|
|Rathbeggan||Prosperous*||Longwood||Mullagh Cross||Maggie Lee's Cross|
|Sheaf of Wheat||Ross Cross||Navan||Nobber||Pike Cross|
|Tayto Park||Tara Cross||Trim||Virginia||Stradone|
|GDA||24 Hours||7 Day|
|Zone||Adult||Young Adult / Student||Child||Adult||Young Adult / Student||Child|
|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|
*Monthly refers to calendar month eg. January.