Irish Rail Discounts


Irish Rail Discounts

Dart & Commuter Rail in Dublin

Pay-As-You-Go using Travel Credit. 

Check out how much you can save!

Zone category Paper Ticket Student Leap Card
1 €2.30 €1.81
2 €2.30 €1.81
3 €3.30 €2.50
4 €3.85 €3.00
5 €4.75 €3.72
6 €6.00 €4.75

Your DART/Commuter Rail spend will be capped at a special student rate €7.00 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)


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


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 €7.00 €27.00
Adult €9.50 €37.00
Bus / Luas / DART Commuter Rail
Type Daily Weekly
Student €7.50 €30.00
Adult €10.00 €40.00