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Navigating Ireland's Public Transportation: The Best Apps and Websites for Your Journey

Whether you're a daily commuter or an occasional traveler, navigating the country's public transportation network has never been easier, thanks to a suite of innovative apps and websites provided by Transport for Ireland (TFI). In this guide, we'll take you through some of the best tools to plan your trips and make your travels smoother than ever before.

TFI Live App: Your Live Companion for Transport

Embark on your journey with the recently released TFI Live App, a gem from the National Transport Authority. This app is your one-stop solution for planning routes, accessing real-time departure information, checking timetables, and even setting up your favorite journeys for quick access on the go. It's the perfect companion for navigating Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, Go Ahead Ireland, Luas, and Iarnród Éireann services.

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TFI Leap Card Top-Up App: A Leap into Convenience

Take a leap into convenience with the TFI Leap Card Top-Up App. This app simplifies the top-up process, allowing you to check your balance, purchase tickets, and top-up your Leap Card instantly. The NFC-enabled feature makes transactions a breeze—just hold your Leap Card to the back of your Android smartphone. With features like transaction history, proximity to capping values, and receipt emails, managing your Leap Card has never been more seamless.

Note: The Leap Top-up app is only available on NFC-enabled Android devices running Android 6.0 or later.

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TFI Go App: Ticketing Made Simple

Streamline your ticketing experience with the TFI Go App. This app enables you to purchase and download tickets directly to your phone, eliminating the need for paper tickets. Whether it's a single journey, two journeys, or a ten-journey ticket, the TFI Go App has you covered. Activate your ticket before each journey, show it to the driver, and you're ready to roll.

Note: To avail of discounted Young Adult and Student fares a valid TFI Young Adult or Student Leap Card must be shown to the driver when boarding.

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TFI Driver Check App: Ensuring Safe Travels

Prioritise safety with the TFI Driver Check App. This app from the National Transport Authority allows users to verify the licensing and authenticity of taxis, hackneys, limos, and WAVs across Ireland. Simply enter the vehicle or driver details, and if discrepancies are found, report them easily. It's a tool designed to ensure that your journey is not only comfortable but also secure.

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Journey Planner: Your Roadmap to Adventure

For a comprehensive overview of your journey options, visit the Journey Planner at This web tool offers detailed information on routes, schedules, and transportation options, helping you plan your trips with ease.

Leap into up to 30% Savings with Leap Card

Explore to discover various TFI Leap Card options tailored to your needs, from Adult and Child cards to Student and Visitor cards. Convenient and cost-effective, Leap Cards are your key to hassle-free travel across Ireland.

Local Link Network: Connecting Communities

Managed by 15 Transport Coordination Units nationwide, the Local Link Network ensures that even the most remote areas are connected. From Carlow to Waterford, each unit oversees the day-to-day bus services in its local area, contributing to the accessibility and inclusivity of Ireland's public transportation system.

To find the Local Link Network office in your area, visit

Your Irish Adventure Awaits

As you embark on your Irish adventure, let these apps and websites be your companions in navigating the charming landscapes of Ireland. Whether you're a local or a visitor, the tools provided by Transport for Ireland ensure that your travels are not just efficient but also enjoyable. So, plan your route, top up your Leap Card, and set out on a journey filled with the warmth and beauty that define the Emerald Isle. Safe travels!



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