Bus Éireann

Dublin and surrounding counties

  • PAYG using Travel Credit to get your discount.
  • Load 1 day or 7 day tickets - Prices vary depending on distance travelled.
Eastern Region Zones- 1 day Student Leap Card
Red Zone 1 €7.10
Green Zone 2 €8.70
Blue Zone 3 €14.70
Eastern Region Zones- 7 day Student Leap Card
Red Zone 1 €31.40
Green Zone 2 €38.60
Blue Zone 3 €49.30
Yellow Zone 4 €54.60
Orange Zone 5 €59.10
 

 Cork City

  • PAYG using Travel Credit to get a discount on standard cash fare. 24% cheaper using Leap!
  • Load 1 day, 7 day tickets, or monthly tickets - Prices vary depending on zone.


Distance category Student Leap Card
Red Zone 24 Hour €4.40
Red Zone 7 Day €18.00
Red Zone Month* €65.00
Red and Green Zone 24 Hour €7.00
Red and Green Zone 7 Day €28.50
Red and Green Zone Month €84.00

*Month refers to a calendar month. e.g. January

 

Galway City

  • PAYG using Travel Credit to get a discount on standard cash fare. 24% cheaper using Leap! 
  • Load 1 day, 7 day tickets, or monthly tickets - Prices vary depending on zone.
Bus Eireann Galway City Services (401-409) Student Leap Card
Red Zone 7days €17.30
Red Zone 1 month €57.50

See HERE for full details on Galway Bus Eireann services

 

Limerick City

  • PAYG using Travel Credit to get a discount on standard cash fare. 24% cheaper using Leap! 
  • Load 7 day tickets, or monthly tickets - Prices vary depending on zone
Bus Eireann Limerick City Services Student Leap Card
Red Zone 7days €17.30
Red Zone 1 month €57.50
 

Waterford City

  • PAYG using Travel Credit to get a discount on standard cash fare. 24% cheaper using Leap! 
  • Load 7 day tickets, or monthly tickets - Prices vary depending on zone
Bus Eireann Waterford City Services Student Leap Card
Red Zone 7days €15.00
Red Zone 1 month €50.00


Bus Éireann throughout Ireland

Where Leap Card validators are not available, you can use your card as a student ID to allow you buy discounted student tickets


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.