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Cheaper Leap fares for 16, 17 and 18 year olds from August 1st

Posted on 28/07/14 at 10:43

10,000 Child Leap Cards available free – while stocks last

The National Transport Authority has waived the standard €3 deposit charge on 10,000 Child Leap Cards – now available on its dedicated website. From August 1st, the child Leap fares that were previously enjoyed by younger children only will be available to everyone aged 16, 17 and 18 – as long as they hold a Child Leap Card.

The new fares package will initially be available on Dublin Bus, Luas, DART and short-hop Irish Rail in Dublin, and on Bus Éireann services in the Greater Dublin Area and in Cork. When the Leap Card scheme is launched in Galway, Limerick and Waterford in the coming months these cities will follow suit and also offer the new fares.
Some of the new reductions available for Leap Card fares for 16, 17 and 18 year olds include the following:

  • · up to 60% on Dublin Bus;
  • · up to 68% on Irish Rail in Dublin’s Short Hop Zone;
  • · up to 65% on Luas;
  • · up to 49% on Bus Éireann’s city services in Cork (Galway, Limerick and Waterford later as Leap is introduced)

Full details, including identification requirements for older teens, are available online.