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fare and ticket options

Leap & Cash Single Journey Fares

Best if you use the bus occasionally, with no regular travel pattern.

 Leap Cash 
Short Zone  €1.60 €2.15

Long Zone

 

*€2.30●

 €2.50

€3.30

€3.30

Xpresso
 €3.00 €3.80
* Priced at €2.30 during an introductory period until early 2022.



Please pay at the driver's ticket machine.
To avail of this fare, simply present your Leap Card to the smart card reader on the right hand side as you enter the bus.

Please make sure that you have the correct change to pay for your fare, drivers cannot accept Euro notes or give change.

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Leap Card for Regular Journeys

Best if you use the bus regularly.

What is a Leap Card?
A Leap Card is a reusable plastic smart card that can be used instead of paying with cash when travelling on all Dublin Bus services, including Xpresso and Nitelink, as well as Luas, DART and Commuter Rail services. Leap Cards can be bought online at www.leapcard.ie or at over 400 Payzone outlets around the City. 

What is Travel Credit?
Travel Credit works in a similar way to mobile phone credit. It is a cash value which you load onto the card and every time you use the card to travel, the cost of the journey is deducted. You can top-up your card online, at Leap Card Agents and at Luas and Irish Rail ticket machines.

What is Leap Card fare capping?
Fare Capping is really easy. The Leap Card system caps the use of Travel Credit, so once you have taken trips using your Travel Credit that add up to the equivalent of the daily or weekly cap value, you can continue to travel as normal, but no further Travel Credit will be taken from your card.

The weekly cap is measured on a calendar week, starting on Monday and finishing on Sunday. 

There is also a multi-operator cap if you are travelling on Dublin Bus, Luas and DART and Commuter Rail. The daily cap is €10.00 and the weekly cap is €40.00.

When the cap is reached you should continue to touch on as normal to have a valid ticket.

Any fares paid on Tours do not count towards the cap. Any fares paid for a travelling companion do not count towards the cap. 

  Dublin Bus Only  Bus / Luas / Dart Commuter Rail 
  Daily Weekly Daily Weekly
Adult Cap €7.00 €27.50 €10.00 €40.00

 

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Rambler - 5 & 30 Days Travel

A Rambler ticket will suit you if you take at least 2 buses a day on the days you use the bus.

Ticket Type

 RamblerPrice 
5 day adult Rambler €33.00  
30 day adult Rambler €165.00  
  • Valid for 5 or 30 days of unlimited travel for consecutive or non-consecutive days of travel.
  • Valid on Dublin Bus scheduled services including Nitelink and Xpresso (excluding Tours, Special Events and Private Contract services).
  • Rambler tickets can be bought and loaded on to a Leap Card here or at any Payzone outlet.
  • Register your Leap Card to protect against loss or theft.
  • If you are using your rambler ticket for the first time after 8pm the ticket machine will deduct travel credit from your card as you would not be getting the value of a full day on your rambler ticket. However, if you wish to activate one day on your rambler ticket after 8pm please go to the driver and ask them to take a day from your rambler ticket. 

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Monthly & Annual Tickets

Perfect for the everyday commuter.

 Ticket TypePrice 
Travelwide Annual (Bus Only) €1450.00  
  • Valid for unlimited travel for 12 consecutive months.
  • Valid on Dublin Bus scheduled services including Xpresso and Nitelink (excluding Tours, Special Events and Private Contract services).
  • Available on a personalised Leap Card.
 Ticket TypePrice 
Travelwide Monthly (Bus Only) €145.00  
  • Valid for unlimited travel for 1 calendar month.
  • Valid on Dublin Bus scheduled services including Nitelink and Xpresso (excluding Tours, Special Events and Private Contract services).
  • Available on a personalised Leap Card.

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Nitelink - Late Night Bus Service

This ticket is spot on if you need Friday and Saturday late night bus services.

Dublin Bus operates 18 Nitelink routes departing from Westmoreland Street and D’Olier Street. All routes operate Friday and Saturday services only.

 Fare information
Leap Card

€4.50

 
Prepaid Ticket €6.60  
Cash €6.60  


Nitelink fares can be paid on board the bus with a Leap Card or with cash only (notes are not accepted and no change is given) or prepaid tickets are available from the following City Centre ticket agents:

  • Spar, D'Olier Street 
  • Londis, Westmoreland Street*
  • Spar, Dame Street

*Open 24hrs, Thursday - Sunday

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