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Second journey discount of €1.00 with Leap Card on Dublin Bus

Posted on 03/11/14 at 2:30

Second journey discount of €1.00 with Leap Card on Dublin Bus

  • Leap Card users on Dublin Bus services get a €1.00 discount on second Dublin Bus trip – from today
  • Child Leap Card reduction of 70c on second journey
  • Discount happens when second trip takes place within 90 minutes of first trip
  • “Leap 90 Discount” feature will include other transport operators early next year –discounts then will apply when transferring between modes

The National Transport Authority has announced that from today (November 3, 2014), when a Leap Card user takes two or more Dublin Bus trips within 90 minutes of each other, a “Leap 90 Discount” will be automatically applied to their second bus fare. See below table for applicable discounts.

Leap Card / fare type Leap 90 Discount
Adult (anonymous / personalised) €1
Student €1
Child (4 to 18 years of age) 70c


  1. Applies to fares paid using Travel Credit only
  2. Does not apply to travelling companions sharing a single Leap card
  3. Subject to certain restrictions: Airlink and Tour services not included
  4. Discounts are being introduced on a promotional basis and may be subject to change

The Authority will roll out the Leap 90 Discount to other public transport services in early 2015, so when users transfer between modes, they will also benefit from the discount on their second trip.

Gerry Murphy, CEO of the Authority said: “The new Leap 90 Discount is part of a range of new features that makes Leap Card use even more attractive, as an increasing number of people are enjoying the flexibility offered by auto top-up and fare capping.

“Features such as capping, second journey discounting and auto top-up realise the potential of a smart card. The goal is a card that does the work for the public transport customer, makes paying for travel simpler and seamless across operators and offers special value to users.

“With Leap daily and weekly cap prices staying unchanged for 2015, we are moving to a situation where paying by Leap will soon be better value in many cases for the customer than buying a pre-paid weekly ticket – and will offer additional flexibility as well.”
For more information see HERE