Available: The Commemorative passes are the best value family passes available
The 1916 Leap Family Card commemorative offer that allows 24 hours of travel in Dublin for a family of up to six people for only €10 are still available to buy.
The promotional card was issued by the National Transport Authority (NTA) to commemorate the 1916 centenary and allow visitors move around the city.
The card allows for 24-hours unlimited travel in and around the Greater Dublin Area on Dublin Bus, Luas, Bus Éireann, DART and commuter rail services.
With Luas return tickets in Zone 1 costing €3.50 per adult and €1.70 per child, the savings could be substantial over the course of a day when you add in bus and DART fares.
There were 50,000 limited edition cards issued and Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority said "when they're gone, they're gone".
However, there are still passes available to purchase online HERE and as they are valid to December 31, 2016, could be used any weekend, during the mid-term break or the Christmas holidays.
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Some cost comparisons:
- The €10 Leap Family Card (2 X adult + 4 X children) costs the same as one Adult’s daily travel Cap.
- It is valid across all travel modes in the Greater Dublin Area, and is €4 cheaper than the Dublin Bus one-day Family rambler (€14) and €10 cheaper than the Irish Rail equivalent (€20)
- *Lower savings example: e.g 2 adults and 2 children travelling from Lucan taking a return bus trip to the city centre on a Saturday using regular Leap Cards would pay €14.80, or €18.80 in cash. So, a Leap family saves €4.80, and a cash family saves €8.80 with the Leap Family Card. NB - Additional trips (bus, DART, Luas, train) in and around town on the same day are ‘free’ with the Leap Family Card.
- *Higher savings example: eg 2 adults and 4 children travelling from Greystones by rail return to the city centre on a Saturday using regular Leap Cards would pay €33.80. So, a Leap family saves €23.80, and a cash family saves €33.20 with the Leap Family Card. NB - Additional trips (bus, DART, Luas, train) in and around town on the same day are ‘free’ with the Leap Family Card.