The first phase of the Transport for Ireland 2024 fares determination for Public Service Obligation (PSO) services that was announced earlier this year will take effect from Sunday 23rd June.

90 minute fareDiscounted TFI 90-minute €2 fare remaining in place

Most of the discounted fares introduced in 2022, including the €2 TFI 90-minute fare in Dublin, are remaining in place.  The TFI 90 €2 fare  allows TFI Leap Card users free transfer between Dublin Bus, Luas and most DART, commuter rail and Go-Ahead Ireland services in Dublin. It has been a huge success. It has also has contributed to the increase in passenger numbers recorded across the city’s network.

The adjustments in the first phase of the strategy include the removal of some cash period tickets in Dublin on Luas and Rail services.

Short journey fares will increase slightly

Short journey fares will increase slightly for Luas and Dublin City Bus services from 23rd of June and for Irish Rail services on Monday 24th of June.  It will mean a 20 cent increase for TFI Leap Card users for short journeys with fares going from €1.30 to €1.50.  Cash short fares will change from €1.70 to €2.

A new flat town fare of €1.50 for Leap Card users

Carlow town bus services 400x400 imageA new flat town fare of €1.50 for Leap Card users is being implemented on regional town bus services in Athlone, Balbriggan, Carlow, Drogheda, Dundalk, Navan and Sligo.  The cash fare for these town services will change to €2.

Tickets purchased using a TFI Leap Card or via the TFI Go App continue to offer the best value fares. Half-price fares continue to apply to young adults aged 19-25 years who hold a valid Young Adult Leap Card and students aged 26 years and above who hold a valid Student Leap Card.

Phase 2 later in the year

Phase two of the strategy will take effect later this year and will aim to make fares more equitable and easy-to-understand. The cost per kilometre travelled will become more consistent and will be related to the straight-line distance between the origin and destination of journey. The second phase will also involve the implementation of the new Dublin City Zone and the new Dublin Commuter Zone, a significant reduction in Leap Card multimodal caps, and the introduction of Leap travel credit at all Dublin Commuter Zone rail stations. Overall, the fares changes are not projected to increase fare revenue but represent a rebalancing of fares so that they are fairer and more consistent across the board.

For more information check out: Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead Ireland, Bus Éireann, Irish Rail, Luas