Child Leap Card Changes

Published on Monday, June 30, 2014

Dublin Bus is pleased to advise customers that from Friday 1st August the child Leap Card upper age limit will be extended to all children until their 19th birthday. To avail of the child fares a customer, 16 to 18 years inclusive, must use a Personalised Child Leap Card and there is no cash alternative.

Application forms can be downloaded from There is no requirement to be a school goer, any customer under 19 years can avail of child Leap fares or capping. Children 12 to 15 years, who previously required a Personalised Child Leap Card to avail of under 16’s fares, can now use an anonymous Leap Card.

The completed application form must be authenticated by presenting a valid photographic ID, i.e. Driving Licence, Learner Permit, Passport or Garda Age Card. The Dublin Bus Information Desk, O’Connell Street will authenticate and accept application forms.

The Schoolchild (School Hours) fare, €0.70, will be available until 7.00pm Monday to Friday and until 1.30pm Saturday. The Schoolchild (School Hours) fare will only be valid during school terms, from Monday 25th August, but will be available to all Child Leap Card users regardless of destination.

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Customers can also get updates on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @dublinbusnews or call our customer service line on (01) 8734222, lines open from 08:30 - 18:00hrs  (Monday to Saturday excluding bank holidays).

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