What is TFI Leap Card?

TFI Leap Card is a convenient way to pay for public transport across the TFI public transport network. It is a re-usable, pre-paid travel card that can save you up to 30% off Adult fares and 50% off with a Young Adult or Student card. Just top-up, touch on and travel.

TFI Leap Card can be used on the following services:

  • Bus Éireann
  • Dublin Bus
  • Go-Ahead Ireland
  • DART and commuter rail services in the Short Hop Zone in Dublin and on the Cork to Cobh/Midleton train lines
  • Luas
  • Private operators such as Ashbourne Connect, City Direct, Matthews Coaches and Wexford Bus

For a full list of operators and more information, please see the TFI Leap Card website.


Depending on the operator, you can save up to 30% as opposed to paying for your journey in cash. TFI Leap Card can be used on different operators including Dublin Bus, Luas, DART & Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail commuter rail, Go-Ahead Ireland and Bus Éireann, along with other bus operators such as Swords Express, Ashbourne Connect, Wexford Bus, Matthews Coaches (certain services) and Collins Coaches.

Check out TFI Leap Card fares for details on each operator.

TFI Leap Card caps your travel credit spend, so once you hit an applicable cap on Dublin Bus, Luas, DART and Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail commuter rail and Go-Ahead Ireland services in Dublin you can travel for free on those services for the rest of the day or week (Mon-Sun).

Find out more about TFI Leap Card Capping here.

You can use the TFI network around Dublin for 90 Minutes with your TFI Leap Card, for just €2 for adults, €1 for young adults (19-23) or students, and 65 cent for children.

The TFI 90 Minute Fare applies to most journeys in the Dublin area whether you are using multiple services during 90 minutes or simply taking a single trip. TFI 90 applies to:

  • Dublin Bus (Except Express services which cost €2.40);
  • Go-Ahead Ireland services in the Dublin City Bus network;
  • All Luas services; and
  • Most DART and Commuter Rail services (zones 1 to 4 in the Short Hop Zone).
  • If you have a compatible smartphone, you can check your balance with the Leap Top-Up App. Just hold your TFI Leap Card to the back of your phone.
  • You can also view your travel credit balance online as well as previous transactions on your card. (It can take up to 24 hours for transactions to appear on your online account).
  • You can also view your balance by asking for a balance enquiry at any TFI Leap Card payzone agent or by placing your card in the card pocket at any Luas/DART/Commuter Rail ticket machine and following instructions on the ticket vending machine screen.

Once you register your TFI Leap Card, you can apply for a replacement card or a refund, depending on your card type:

  • Adult, child  and student cards can be replaced or refunded. If you are replacing a personalised card you may need to resubmit your photo.
  • Tax Saver TFI Leap Card can also be replaced through the TFI Leap website.
  • Simply log-in to your online account, select the ‘Refund or Replace’ option and follow the process.

If your card is lost or stolen and has not been registered, you cannot apply for a replacement/refund. We recommend you register your card as soon as you receive it to protect your balance if your card is lost or stolen.