TFI Leap Top-Up App is a free app for NFC (near-field communication) enabled Android phones. It allows you to instantly top-up your TFI Leap Card, check your balance, collect tickets and check how close you are to reaching your daily and weekly cap values.
Once downloaded, simply hold your TFI Leap Card to the back of your NFC-enabled Android smartphone to instantly top-up your TFI Leap Card, collect or buy a pre-paid ticket, and check your balance.
If you make a lot of journeys in a day or a week, TFI Leap will automatically cap the price to help you save your money. Once you reach your cap you can continue to touch on and off as normal and no additional charges will be applied to your card. You can check how close you are to reaching your daily and weekly cap values on the TFI Leap Top-Up App, the only place you can get find this information.
The option to make an instant top up on your app is a quick and easy way to make sure you have enough Travel Credit to get through your week. Just save your payment card to your app, use the dial to select how much you wish to top-up by or enter the desired amount, and enter your four digit passcode.
TFI Leap Top-Up App is currently only available on Android. As of October 2019 Apple has unlocked the ability to write NFC tags with 3rd party apps, for iPhone 7 and newer devices, with the release of iOS 13. We are currently working on the IOS version of the TFI Leap Top-Up app and hope to have news for TFI Leap customers in the coming months.
More information on the TFI Leap Top-Up App is on the TFI Leap Card website.
The TFI Journey Planner is a door-to-door journey planner that provides service information, directions, and time estimates for taking a journey on all licenced public transport providers across Ireland.
You can use the TFI Journey Planner online here or download the TFI Journey Planner App free from the Apple App store for iPhone and iPad, or Google Play store for Android devices.
It provides plans for trains, buses, trams, ferry, and taxi services and combines them into easy to read journey plans. The app acts like a door-to-door route planner and has information about scheduled departures and trips near your current location, and from any specified point. Your plans can be for now or any time in the future.
To plan your journey select the ‘trips’ option in the menu, type in your departure point and where you would like to travel to. The app will then show you a number of options varying from walking, bus, Luas and so on. Select the option that best suits you and the app will display your route; along with (where possible) how much the trip will cost you in cash or the TFI Leap Card fare.
The TFI Real Time Ireland App combines all real time information services from Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead Ireland Iarnród Éireann and Luas. The app provides live updates, helping you plan your journey efficiently.
You can search by route or by stop number. Simply click on the menu and select the relevant option. There is also an interactive map available, with each stop labelled. Once you’ve located your stop, tap on the bus symbol, and the app will direct you to the departures page.
Please be advised there are factors that may affect the accuracy of real time information; traffic, motor accidents, unanticipated road closures, operational disruptions or technical problems can sometimes affect bus services. Operators need to make last minute changes to the schedule because of this and it is not always possible for this to be reflected on the TFI Real Time Ireland App.
Real time information predicts the actual time of arrival by knowing where the bus is currently located. Your bus could arrive at the time shown or it could be affected by traffic conditions, so the arrival time on the app can change back and forth accordingly. Real time aims to provide the most immediate and accurate information to the waiting passenger at that point in time.
We welcome any feedback you may have about the TFI Real Time Ireland App. To submit feedback, please fill out our form.
TFI Driver Check App allows users to check that the vehicle they are about to hire has been registered correctly and that the driver has the appropriate license to operate the vehicle. If the information appears incorrect, it is possible to submit a report.
Users can check these details, including a photo of the driver, and can forward this information to a friend (minus the photo). This is to provide reassurance to the user that they are travelling safely and that there is a record of their trip.
All of Ireland’s taxis, hackneys, limousines and all SPSV (Small Public Service Vehicles) drivers are covered by this app. This includes rural locations as well as cities such as Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford.
Please be advised that the National Transport Authority (NTA) are responsible for licencing the vehicles being driven, and An Garda Síochána are responsible for issuing the individual’s driver licence.
To run a check online please visit publicregister.nationaltransport.ie.
The TFI Cycle Planner App provides information on the best cycling routes for trips in the Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford city areas, depending on your cycling capabilities.
You can use the TFI Cycle Planner online or download the App. If you are new to cycling or getting on a bike after a long break, the TFI Cycle Planner will find a route that avoids roads with heavy traffic and also avoids difficult turns at busy junctions to help you get comfortable cycling your bike around town.
You can download the app free from the Apple App store for iPhone and iPad, or Google Play store for Android devices.
For the more advanced cyclists the cycle planner will tell you about the most direct route to take while still recommending cycle tracks where they exist. The cycle planner covers Dublin city centre and all the larger towns around County Dublin as well as Cork City, Galway City, Limerick City and Waterford City. You can change between cities on the app by using the Select City Buttons.
To use TFI Cycle Planner type in your departure point and where you would like to travel to, you can also select an option for bringing your bike on a train or using bike hire. Depending on your needs, the app will direct you to a number of options. Simply select the relevant option and begin your journey.
The TFI Cycle Planner has a unique routing feature called ‘Turn Difficulty Factor’ which helps the user not only find the best route, but also to pick the appropriate junctions and turns suiting their cycling capability. For example a person who chooses the ‘Easy route’ setting will not be directed to take a difficult right turn at a busy junction. The TFI Cycle Planner will look for an easier way around that junction.
The app version comes with a ‘Save for offline use’ feature, so you can navigate your cycling trip using the app without running up data or roaming charges.
There is an option available on the TFI Journey Planner page to plan a cycle route, however please be advised it is not available on the app.
Just Eat dublinbike stations are currently present in the planner with the ability to plan all or part of a journey using a dublinbike. Coca-Cola Zero Bike stations are located in Cork, Limerick and Galway and are also included in the TFI Cycle Planner.
The National Transport Authority continues to support physical improvements to the walking and cycling environment through its Sustainable Transport Measures Grants Programme.
The National Transport Authority (NTA) runs a ‘Cycle Challenge’ every year and a ‘Pedometer Challenge.’ Check out the Smarter Travel website for more information.