A leap to hassle free travel
Leap Card is the new, easy-to-use, hassle-free way to travel around Dublin. You can use it on Dublin Bus, Luas, DART and Commuter Rail services. Simply buy your Leap Card, top it up with Travel Credit and away you go.
Getting a Leap Card
You can get a card at one of over 400 Leap Card agents in Dublin or online at www.leapcard.ie. Just look for the Leap Card sign. A €5 refundable deposit is charged for Adult Leap Cards, and a €3 refundable deposit is charged for Child Leap Cards. You must also Top Up with a minimum of €5 Travel Credit at the time of first purchase.
Topping up your Leap Card
Travel Credit works just like phone credit. You top it up and then the cost of your fare is deducted from your balance every time you travel. You can Top Up your Leap Card with Travel Credit:
- At any Leap Card agent. There are over 400 in Dublin. Just look for the Leap Card sign.
- Online at www.leapcard.ie
- At Luas and DART ticket machines with the Leap Card sign.
You can register your Leap Card online, so if you report it lost or stolen, no one else can use it and your money is safe. Once you register, you can also see your transaction history and Top Up with Travel Credit at www.leapcard.ie
Using a Leap Card
For City Centre, short (1 –3 stages), medium (4 –7 stages) and long (8–13 stages) journeys tell the driver your destination and hold your Leap Card to the target on the driver’s ticket machine and the correct fare will be deducted from your Travel Credit. For longer journeys (over 13 stages) use the Leap Card Validator on the right hand side as you enter the bus and the flat fare will be deducted from your Travel Credit. If you are unsure which fare applies to your journey, ask the driver.
Student and Scholar Leap Cards are not currently available. However, they will go on sale in the future. Check www.leapcard.ie for updates.
Leap Card is rolling out a series of new features. One of these will be Auto Top-Up. which makes sure you never run out of Travel Credit by automatically topping up your Leap Card from your bank account. Once it’s introduced, you’ll be able to activate this online at www.leapcard.ie.