Dublin Bus


Dublin Bus

Ticket fares


Ticket fares

Get some serious savings using your Student Leap Card 

Pay-As-You-Go using Travel Credit

Check out how much you can save!

Stage Student Leap Card Cash Fare You Save!
Stages 1 to 3 €1.50 €2.00 25%
Stages 4 to 13 €2.15 €2.70 24%
Over 13 Stages €2.60 €3.30 21%
Xpresso €2.90 €3.60 20%
Route 90 €1.50 €2.00 25%
City Centre Fare €0.60 €0.75 20%

Your Dublin Bus spend will be capped at a special student rate of €5 per day or €20 per week (Mon - Sun). Once you hit the cap you can continue to travel on Dublin Bus for free. Just Touch On as usual. Exclusions apply to Airlink, Xpresso and other premium services.


Or Load Rambler tickets onto your Student Leap Card

5 Day Rambler Student tickets and 30 Day Rambler Student tickets cost €23.30 and
€116.50 respectively. These must be loaded onto your Student Leap Card. 

About ramblers:

  • Valid for unlimited travel for 5 or 30 non-consecutive days
  • Valid on Dublin Bus scheduled services including Xpresso (excluding Airlink, Nitelink, Tours, Special Events and Private Contract services)

Adult Student Save!
30 day Rambler €160.50 €116.50 27%
5 day Rambler €32.10 €23.30 27%

Some FAQs

Where to Top Up with Travel Credit or Tickets?

Student Leap Cards can be topped up with Travel Credit or Tickets at over 500 shops in Dublin, Cork, and Galway, as well as at all Luas stops and at all DART/Commuter Rail stations in Dublin.

When using a Leap Card to PAYG or when using a ticket loaded onto the Leap Card

Bus – Touch On at the start of your journey only

Luas/Train – Touch On AND Touch Off

Using Student Leap Card As A Student ID

Most bus operators in Ireland accept the Student Leap Card as a student ID to allow students buy discounted tickets. Dublin Bus, Luas, DART and Commuter Rail in Dublin accept Student Leap Card as the ONLY valid means of verifying you are entitled to the student fare. Prices correct as of March 6th 2017



Ticket Capping


Ticket Capping

Maximum charge

Dublin Bus Only
Type Daily Weekly
Student €5.00 €20.00
Adult €6.90 €27.50
Bus / Luas / DART Commuter Rail
Type Daily Weekly
Student €7.50 €30.00
Adult €10.00 €40.00