Discounted public transport fares in Dublin to stay

January 25, 2024

Discounted Leap card fares that were first introduced in 2022, including the ability to travel for 90 minutes across Dublin for a flat fee of €2 are to remain in place, the National Transport Authority (NTA) said.

The TFI €2 fare allows commuters to transfer between Dublin Bus, Luas and most DART, commuter rail and Go-Ahead services, and the NTA said this has led to an increase in passenger numbers across its services.

Over 308 million passenger journeys were provided by Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann, Iarnród Éireann, Luas, Go-Ahead Ireland and TFI Local Link on ‘Transport for Ireland’ Public Service Obligation (PSO) services last year.

This made it the busiest ever year for its public transport network, according to preliminary figures for 2023, which were released last week.

This is the first year that passenger numbers on PSO services have exceeded 300 million.

In its 2024 fares plan published today, the NTA said there was a 24% increase in passenger numbers in 2023, when compared with the previous year, and a 5% increase above the previous record year in 2019.


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