Transport for Ireland invites you to bring someone on participating TFI bus, train or tram services for free this February Bank Holiday weekend.

Leap + 1 Feb 4-6 2023

Simply pay your fare using a TFI Leap Card during the new February Bank Holiday Weekend (Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th and Monday 6th of February 2023), and bring one person with you free of charge on TFI services, including those operated by:

In addition, the offer applies to the following subsidised services:

If you would like to purchase a TFI Leap Card, please see

For more information, including terms and conditions see the FAQs below:

Leap +1 is a promotion that allows a paying TFI Leap Card customer to bring one person with them on their trip free of charge on participating services during the first weekend in February 2023.

The Leap +1 promotion will be applicable on Ireland’s newest public holiday weekend – Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th and Monday 6th of February 2023.

The promotion commences at 00:01 on Saturday 4th and ends at 23:59 on Monday 6th February 2023.


  • Leap +1 applies on subsidised public transport services where a Leap Card can be used to pay. This includes services operated by:
    • Dublin Bus;
    • Go-Ahead Ireland;
    • TFI Local Link
    • Bus Éireann Services (Excluding Expressway);
    • Luas; and
    • DART and Commuter Services on the Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail network (Excluding Intercity unless a customer has a valid Monthly/Annual ticket on a Leap Card)

    As well as these other subsidised routes:

  • Kilkenny City, Routes KK1 / KK2 operated by City Direct;
  • Naas – Blanchardstown Route 139 operated by JJ Kavanagh;
  • Limerick City – Castletroy Route 310 operated by Dublin Coach.

Simply present your TFI  Leap Card to pay for your journey or validate a pre-loaded ticket journey as normal and bring someone along with you for free.

When boarding a bus, tell the driver the person with you is your +1 and they’ll let them get on-board for free.

When travelling on commuter train, DART or Luas use a Leap Card at the validator to touch on and off as normal and simply travel together with your +1 for the duration of your journey.

Train stations will be either staffed or gates will be left open for the period of the promotion to ensure +1s can get through to the platform.

Ticket inspection will continue as normal with the only difference being that a +1 customer can tell the inspector that they are travelling with the TFI Leap Card customer and indicate the card holder with whom they are travelling. This will suffice to allow them to continue to travel.

Yes, +1s will need to travel together with the Leap Card customer that they boarded with for the full duration of the journey to ensure they can tell the ticket inspector that they’re together with a paying Leap Card customer.

Yes, any Leap Card can be used provided the customer is eligible to use it. For example, a child Leap Card user can bring an adult as their +1. Or a Leap Card user who has a valid ticket on their card other than travel credit can also use their Leap Card to bring a +1 with them.

Leap +1 aims to bring new people onto public transport to sample it as well as rewarding existing public transport users by giving a promotional saving. By bringing new users onboard to sample public transport we’re trying to convert of them to make the more sustainable transport choice for more of their journeys in the future.