Pay-As-You-Go using Travel Credit

Check out how much you can save!

Single Fares for Red & Green Lines
Zone Paper Tickets Student Leap Card- peak/off-peak Save up to!
1 €1.90 €1.49/ €1.39 20%
2 €2.30 €1.80/ €1.70 20%
3 €2.70 €2.13/ €2.03 20%
4 €2.90 €2.29/ €2.19 20%
5- 8 €3.10 €2.45/ €2.35 20%

Your Luas spend will be capped at a special student rate of €5 per day or €18 per week (Mon to Sun). Once you hit the cap you can continue to travel on Luas 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 tickets. 

LUAS Adult Student Save!
7 Day Flexi - All Zones €24.90 €18.50 25%
30 Day Flexi - All zones €98.00 €72.50 26%
7 Day Ticket
Zones Adult Student
30 Day Ticket
Zone Adult Student

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.

Not a frequent user of the Luas?

Use the Card to pay-as-you-go

Don't buy paper tickets! Using your Student Leap card can save you up to 17% on paper tickets!





Capping means that you won’t get charged more than the price of a 1 Day or 7 Day Luas Flexi Ticket using Leap Card. 

Capping is part of the Leap Card functionality. It introduces a Cap; a maximum amount you pay for
Luas travel during 1 day or 7 days (Mon-Sun) with Leap Card. After you reach the Cap the rest of
your travel during that 1 day or 7 days is free. 

You don’t need to do anything; just your use your Leap Card as normal. The Caps will be applied automatically. 

  • Daily Cap = first to Last tram on any given day.
  • Weekly Cap (Mon-Sun) = first tram on Monday to last tram on Sunday.
Daily Weekly
Adult €6.40 €23.50
Student €5.00 €18.00

Capping also applies when you are using more than one transport operator (Dublin Bus, Luas & Irishrail/Commuter Rail). The maximum you can spend on transport in any one day is €7.50 and €30.00 in any one week.

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