Public transport fares are being reduced by an average of 20% across all Transport for Ireland services. The reductions will be introduced on a phased basis, commencing in April:
Phase 1 involves an average reduction of 20% in the cost of monthly and annual TaxSaver tickets. This is on top of existing tax savings of up to 52%. The reduction applies to Taxsaver tickets valid from the 1st of April.
See Taxsaver.ie to see how much you can save on your commute.
Phase 2 (commenced in mid-April) involves an average reduction of 20% across Bus Éireann and TFI Local Link services as well as some other TFI services. Discount does not apply to Expressway services.
This means from mid-April you can now travel around cities including Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford for only €1.35 (down from €1.68) for adults and €0.65 (down from €0.80) for children using a TFI Leap Card.
In addition, Student Leap Card single fares have reduced by 50% across eligible TFI services in this phase.
Kilkenny City bus
Phase 3, (commencing in early May) involves an average reduction of 20% across the rest of the TFI network, including:
DART & Commuter Rail
All other Iarnród Éireann services
This will mean TFI 90 Minute Fare in the Dublin area will be just €2 from early May, with the short fare reducing to €1.30 on TFI Leap.
In addition, the new Young Adult Leap Card is due to be introduced in May. The Young Adult Leap Card will be available to all 19 – 23 year olds (up to their 24th birthday). The Student Leap Card will remain available to all students in full-time education who are 24 years old or more. These cards will see fares reduced by a further average of 50% for cardholders. Existing Student Leap cardholders will also avail of the same discounted rates, without needing to change their card.
Source: Fares reduction