Leap Visitor Card - Explained
If you're planning a trip to Dublin City, the Leap Visitor Card might prove a valuable travel companion! Exploring the city and its stunning surroundings can be made easy if you purchase a Leap Visitor Card at the beginning of your trip.
What is the Leap Visitor Card?
The Leap Visitor card is a pre-paid card that allows unlimited travel in and around Dublin City for visitors and tourists in Dublin.
What is included on the Leap Visitor Card?
Unlimited travel is included on Luas (light rail / tram system), DART (train line operating along Dublin’s scenic coastline), and commuter rail services, Dublin Bus, Airlink Express 747/757, and Go-ahead Ireland.
How long is the Leap Visitor Card valid for?
There are three Leap Visitor Cards available; 1 Day (24 Hours), 3 Day (72 Hours), and 7 Day (168 Hours).
How much does the Leap Visitor Card cost?
The 1 day (24 hours) cards costs €10.00, 3 days (72 hours) costs €19.50, and the 7 days (168 hours) costs €40.00.
Can I travel on the Airlink Express with the Leap Visitor Card?
Yes, you can use the Airlink Express service with the Leap Visitor Card, for unlimited journeys while your ticket is valid, in both directions.
Can I use Aircoach with the Leap Visitor Card?
Aircoach is not available to use on the Leap Visitor Card. If you are travelling between Dublin Airport and Dublin City with your Leap Visitor Card, you can take the Airlink Express.
Can I use Dublin Express with the Leap Visitor Card?
Dublin Express is not available to use on the Leap Visitor Card. If you are travelling between Dublin Airport and Dublin City with your Leap Visitor Card, you can take the Airlink Express.
Is the Hop-On Hop-Off Tour included in the Leap Visitor Card?
The Hop-On Hop-Off Tour is not included on the Leap Visitor Card, though a combination ticket called the Freedom Card is available which includes the 72 Hour Leap Visitor Card and a 48 Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
Can I use Bus Éireann with the Leap Visitor Card?
Bus Éireann is a national coach operator in Ireland, allowing you to connect with towns and cities around Ireland. Bus Eireann services are not included on the Leap Visitor Card.
How do I buy the Leap Visitor Card?
You can buy a Leap Visitor Card online or at the following locations;
Bus & Travel Information Desk (T1 Arrivals)
Spar (T2 Arrivals)
WHSmith (T1 Arrivals)
Dublin City Centre
Dublin Bus, 59 Upper O’Connell St.
Discover Ireland Centre, 14 Upper O’Connell St.
Visit Dublin Centre, 25 Suffolk St.
Easons Busaras, Beresford Place
Easons Heuston Station, Dublin 8
How do I use Dublin Bus and Go Ahead Bus with the Leap Visitor Card?
On Dublin Bus, Airlink Express 747 / 757, and Go-Ahead Ireland, touch the card against the Leap Card Validator on the right-hand side as you enter the bus. You do not need to tap off.
How do I use Luas with the Leap Visitor Card?
On Luas (tram), Touch On at a Validator on the platform before you get on the tram and Touch Off when you get off the tram.
How do I use the train and Dart with the Leap Visitor Card?
On DART and Commuter Rail, you Touch On at the platform entry gate or Validator before your journey and Touch Off at the platform exit gate or Validator after your journey. The card can be used between stations within the Short Hop Zone.
Is the Leap Visitor Card good value?
Depending on your travel plans when in Dublin, the Leap Visitor Card can offer good value. For instance, if you prefer to use public transport rather than walking, or if the places you will go to are slightly out of the city, then a Leap Visitor Card would be a very good idea, especially if you also plan to use the Airlink Express for your airport transfers.
If you don’t foresee regular public transport use when in Dubin, but will use Airport transport, then an Airlink Express one-way or Return might work better.
If you want to combine travel and sightseeing, then the Dublin Freedom Card offers great value.
Do I need to buy a Leap Visitor Card if I have a Dublin Pass?
The Dublin Pass and Leap Visitor Cards are two separate tickets. The Dublin Pass is a ticket which allows visits to attractions throughout Dublin City, whereas the Leap Visitor Card is the travel ticket.
What is the best travel app to use when in Dublin?
Transport for Ireland have a journey planner app which covers all transport providers on the Leap Visitor Card. It is available for download on leading app stores.