Fares Plan 2024

3 months ago Fri 26th Jan 2024

The National Transport Authority has announced that the majority of the discounted Leap Card fares introduced in 2022, including the €2 TFI 90-minute fare in Dublin, are to remain in place.

This follows the NTA's recent extension of the Young Adult Leap Card, which allows 24- and 25-year-olds to save 50% on public transport. The plan also establishes the parameters for the Dublin City Zone and Dublin Commuter Zone, which are set to be implemented this year.

 

Dublin City Zone and Dublin Commuter Zone

In 2024, the Dublin City Zone and Dublin Commuter Zone will be introduced. The Dublin City Zone will extend around 23 kilometres from the city, nearly resembling the present 90-minute fare zone.

Enfield, Clane, Prosperous, Newbridge, Kildare, Greystones, and Wicklow will be part of the Dublin Commuter Zone, which extends around 50 kilometres from Dublin's city centre.

 

New all-modes tickets in 2024

A new all-modes ticket is to be introduced this year, which will offer full access to Go-Ahead Ireland services within the Dublin City Zone. The ticket is due to cost €96 monthly or €960 annually, which represents a saving of 38% compared to the existing equivalent €155 monthly and €1550 annually. There are additional savings via the TaxSaver scheme.

The weekly Leap Card cap, which covers all Go-Ahead Ireland Outer Dublin Metropolitan Area (ODMA) services within the City Zone, will cost €24, down 25% from the current price of €32.

For frequent travellers in the Dublin Commuter Zone, the weekly and monthly ticket costs will vary according to the distance travelled. As an interim measure, commuters in towns just outside of the Dublin City Zone travelling into the city (including Skerries, Balbriggan, and Greystones) can continue to use the existing €32 weekly Leap ticket, ensuring that there will be little to no difference in what they are currently paying.

 

Niamh Swords, Operations Director at Go-Ahead Ireland, said: "Go-Ahead Ireland is pleased to welcome the National Transport Authority's latest Fare Plan. 

“The NTA's guarantee of keeping the 90-minute fare in place is especially welcomed, given the recent expansion of the Young Adult Leap Card. We continue to see an upward trend in the use of the Leap Card, with around 87% of passengers utilising it across all of our ODMA services in 2023, up 3% from the previous year.

With Dublin's highest growing passenger count, it is critical that we continue to have an accessible, contactless form of payment, such as Leap Card, which continues to bring more flexibility to our passengers.