Leap Top-Up App

The Leap Top-Up App 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. It is available on NFC-enabled Android phones. 

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.

Fare capping means that 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 find this information.

The app is the quickest and easiest way to make sure you have enough Travel Credit to get through your week. Once you have saved your payment card to your app, you can use the dial to select how much you wish to top-up by or enter the desired amount and simply enter your four digit passcode. Then just hold your card to the back of the phone again to load your travel credit onto your TFI Leap Card.

TFI Leap Top-Up App is only available on Android. Apple has protected the use of its NFC chip and has prevented it from being used by third parties. While Apple has opened up some NFC capabilities to developers of third party apps, they have still kept restrictions in place. As a result we are unfortunately prevented from using the NFC chip in a way that would allow us to develop a TFI Leap Top-up App for iPhone.

Key Features:

  • Check the current balance of your TFI Leap Card.Image of android mobile phone with TFI Leap Top Up App open on screen, showing balance of TFI Leap Card on screen.
  • Top-up instantly by using the dial to select a top-up value or tap to enter your desired amount.
  • Purchase pre-paid tickets (for example Dublin City Bus Rambler and Bus Éireann Zonal tickets) and instantly load onto your TFI Leap Card.
  • Collect pre-paid tickets e.g. Bus Éireann TaxSaver tickets or tickets bought online from LeapCard.ie
  • View your last 5 transactions.
  • View how close you are to daily/weekly capping values.
  • Receive receipts by way of email for top-ups or purchases made through the app.
  • Save your payment details.
  • View your card information at a glance.
  • View ticket information for tickets on your TFI Leap Card.


Download the App from the Google Play Store.

More information on the TFI Leap Top-Up App is on the TFI Leap Card website.