Children get four weeks FREE public transport this summer

Free: Great opportunity to plan your days out when the kids are free
Free: Great opportunity to plan your days out when the kids are free

It was announced that children with Leap Cards will be able to travel for free again on all public transport at the start of summer, except this year it will apply for the first FOUR weeks of July.

This is the fifth year of the ‘Kids Go Free’ promotion that Minister Shane Ross previously described as a 'fantastic initiative'. 

Child Leap Card holders (aged between the ages of 4 and 18) can travel free on any Leap Card service for FOUR WEEKS Monday 1st until Sunday 28th July (inclusive) on Dublin Bus, Luas, DART as well as some Commuter Rail and Bus Éireann services.

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The free travel will automatically apply when using a Child Leap Card

Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority, said: “Over the summer, we hope as many families as possible go to town to experience all that our fantastic cities have to offer during the holiday season.

This promotion doesn’t just apply to Dublin – the historic cities of Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford are also included in the fortnight’s free travel for children with Leap Cards.

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Available Services

  • All Dublin Bus scheduled services (excluding Airlink and Nitelink)
  • All Go Ahead scheduled services
  • All Luas services
  • All DART services
  • Route 139 Naas to Blanchardstown
  • All Commuter Rail services in Dublin’s “Short Hop Zone” and on the Cork to Cobh/Midleton train lines
  • Bus Éireann services where TFI Leap Card Validators are available. This includes Bus Éireann Services in Cork city, Limerick city, Galway city, Waterford city, Sligo and Athlone towns and Bus Éireann services in Dublin and surrounding counties (Excluding Expressway).

Simply use your Child Leap Card as normal and you won’t be charged. Any Child Leap Card (4-15 or 16-18) can be used to get free travel from Monday 1st July until Sunday 28th July (inclusive) provided it has at least 1 cent Travel Credit.

We also have a limited stock of free Child Leap Cards for 5-15 year olds available at the following locations:

  • Dublin Bus Head Office, 59 O’Connell Street Upper, Dublin 1
  • Connolly, Heuston and Pearse Train Stations
  • Bus Station, Parnell Place, Cork
  • Bus Station, Ceannt Station, Eyre Square, Galway
  • Bus Station, Parnell St, Limerick
  • Bus Station, The Quay, Waterford

Click HERE for more information.

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