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 31% versus cash single fares. Just top-up, touch on and travel.
TFI Leap Card can be used on the following services:
For a full list of operators, please see the TFI Leap Card website.
There are several different types of TFI Leap Card.
There are differences in fares, usage and entitlement depending on which card you are eligible to purchase.
Adult anonymous and child 5 – 15 cards can be purchased at any TFI Leap agent, on the TFI Leap Card website or at selected DART ticket machines in Dublin.
Adult personalised can be ordered on the TFI Leap Card website.
Child 16 – 18 cards can be ordered online. The age of applicants must be verified at a validation centre before a card will be dispatched.
Student Cards can be applied for at Student Leap agents, at the Student Leap Roadshows that take place each September and January at 3rd level colleges around the country or via post.
TFI Leap Visitor Cards can be purchased on the TFI Leap Card website or at selected agents in Dublin Airport and Dublin City Centre.
You can top-up your TFI Leap Card in a number of ways:
Depending on the operator, you can save up to 31% 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).
When you use Travel Credit to pay for two or more journeys within 90 minutes of your previous journey, an automatic discount will apply to the second and subsequent fares. This allows you to switch between Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead Ireland, Luas, DART and Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail commuter rail services.
This does not apply to Luas – Luas or DART/ Commuter rail – DART/ Commuter rail as these trips already have specific discounted fares.
Once you register your TFI Leap Card, you can apply for a replacement card or a refund, depending on your card type:
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.