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Irish Rail Discounts


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Irish Rail Discounts


Dart & Commuter Rail in Dublin

Pay-As-You-Go using Travel Credit. 

Check out how much you cans save!


Zone category Paper Ticket Student Leap Card
1 €2.20 €1.73
2 €2.80 €2.09
3 €3.25 €2.46
4 €3.80 €2.93
5 €4.60 €3.56
6 €5.90 €4.69

Your DART/Commuter Rail spend will be capped at a special student rate €6.90 per day or €27.00 per week (Mon to Sun). Once you hit the cap you can continue to travel on DART/Commuter Rail for free. Just Touch On and Off as usual.

OR Buy Paper Tickets (Card needed as ID)

You can use your card as a student ID to allow you buy 7 day or 30 day short-hop-zone tickets in Dublin. A 7 or 30 day costs €27.50 or €93.50 respectively.

There’s also a range of great student savings on intercity travel such as:

Student Leap Card holders can SAVE 30% on a Monthly Short Hop DART ticket.

Adult fare €146.00
Student Leap Card fare €99.50
 

Student Leap Card holders can SAVE 44% on a Galway – Dublin return ticket. 

Adult fare €51.40
Student Leap Card fare €23.00
 

 Student Leap Card holders can SAVE 41% on a Dublin - Westport return ticket. 

Adult fare €59.95
Student Travelcard fare €34.00

Cheaper fares are available if you book online or in advance. It is also cheaper if you travel shorter distances. These Adult fares are based on open return tickets. Fares correct at 19/10/16. 

 

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.

Ticket Capping


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Ticket Capping


If you make lots of trips with your Leap Card on a daily or weekly (Mon to Sun) basis, a maximum cap value will be applied to your travel credit spend. The system will automatically cap your spend as follows:

DART Commuter services
Type Daily Weekly
Student €6.90 €27.00
Adult €9.20 €35.50
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Bus / Luas / DART Commuter Rail
Type Daily Weekly
Student €7.50 €30.00
Adult €10.00 €40.00