Leap Card

Leap Card

About Leap Card

Leap Card is the new way to pay for travel to, from and around Dublin. A Leap Card is a reusable plastic smart card that can be used instead of paper tickets to pay-as-you-go for transport. It’s flexible – you can use it to travel on a Collins Coach, Dublin Bus, Luas, DART, Commuter Rail and a number of other Privately Operated services. No more need to carry the cash fare with you – just pay the appropriate fare with the travel credit on your leap card. You can also register your leap card online, so if it’s lost or stolen, no-one else can use it. Once you register, you can also see your card history and buy Travel Credit online

Purchasing your Leap Card

You can purchase and top-up a Leap Card Online at www.leapcard.ie , at any of the 650 outlets in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford, or the new Leap Top up App on your phone. 

Leap Top-Up is a free App for NFC enabled Android phones. It allows you to instantly Top-Up your Leap Card, check your balance and buy tickets. Once downloaded, simply hold your Leap Card to the back of your NFC-enabled Android smartphone to instantly check your balance, collect a pre-paid ticket, or top-up your Leap Card – anytime, anywhere. Details of the App and how to download are available at https://about.leapcard.ie/leap-top-up-app

Using your Leap Card on Collins Coaches

Leap Card can now be used on the Collins Coaches Dublin Commuter Service to purchase Adult/Student Single Journey Tickets, 10 Journey Tickets using the Travel Credit balance on your Leap Card and to download your Annual or 6 Monthly TaxSaver Ticket.

We do not accept Child Leap Cards on any of our services

The following fares are available to Adult/Student Leap Card users travelling to/from Dublin City:

  Single 10 Journey
Ballybay €8.50 €68.00
Carrickmacross/Ardee €8.00 €63.00
Collon/Slane €7.50 €58.00
McGruders/Brink/Curtis & Balrath X €7.00 €55.00
Rathfeigh Cross €6.50 €48.00

 

Purchasing a single journey ticket on Collins Coaches using your Leap Card?

  • Present your Leap Card to the driver and request a Leap Single ticket to your chosen destination.
  • Place your Leap Card onto the Leap Card validator. The driver will then deduct your fare from your Travel Credit and your ticket will be issued to your Leap Card.
  • Remove your Leap card when advised to do so.

Purchasing a 10 journey ticket on Collins Coaches using your Leap Card?

  • Present your Leap Card to the driver and request a Leap 10 Journey ticket to your chosen destination
  • Place your Leap Card onto the Leap Card validator. The driver will then deduct the fare from your Travel Credit and your ticket will be issued to your Leap Card. The first journey will be then be recorded on your card
  • For the remaining 9 journeys (which must be used up within 30 days), present the Leap Card to the Leap Card Validator as you board the bus. Listen out for the beep which records that your ticket has been successfully used.

    Note: You must have sufficient credit on your Leap Card before you purchase a ticket from the driver

Purchasing an Annual or 6 Monthly TaxSaver ticket on Collins Coaches using your Leap Card?

  • Follow the steps detailed on our TaxSaver Ticket section in order to apply for your preferred TaxSaver ticket option.  
  • You will need a Personalised Leap Card in order to download your TaxSaver ticket.  Apply at https://www.leapcard.ie/en/NavigationPages/CardPurchase.aspx
  • Select Adult Personalised Card - There is a €10 cost but this will be credited to your card. You will need to upload a photo with your application.
  • On receipt of your Personalised Leap Card log into www.leapcard.ie and register your card.  This gives you more security and will ensure that your card is protected against loss or theft.  
  • Complete your TaxSaver appliction form and ensure that you accuractly record the number printed on the front of your Personalised Leap Card.
  • Email application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. allowing a minimum of 2 weeks for processing.
  • Following confirmation that application has been processed you are now ready to apply your ticket to your Leap Card.  When on board the coach, present your Leap Card onto the Leap Card validator and your ticket will upload automatically. 
  • For each journey present the Leap Card to the Leap Card Validator as you board the bus. Listen out for the beep which records that your ticket has been successfully used.