Heading out on a day trip? From today kids with Leap Cards go FREE on public transport

Can travel for free by rail, bus and LUAS until end of July

Kim O'Leary

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Kim O'Leary

Leap card free trave for kids summer 2018

Leap Cards will allow children under 19 to travel on public transport for free until July 31

Children and teens that own a Leap Card will have the chance to travel for free on public transport for the next 4 weeks until the end of July, with Leap Card zones including Kilcock, Sallins and Naas.

Last year Leap Card's 'Kids Go Free' promotion was on offer for two weeks but this year it has been extended to four, meaning that children and teens under the age of 19 who own a Leap Card can travel on commuter rail, city buses and the LUAS in Dublin, although Intercity services are not included.

All they have to do is make sure that they present a Child Leap Card with at least 1 cent credit upon boarding.

This fantastic new initiative begins on Monday, July 1 and it will last until Sunday, 28 July.

The journeys that this new programme covers are:

All Dublin Bus scheduled services (excluding Airlink and Nitelink)
All Go-Ahead Ireland scheduled services
All Luas services
All DART services
All Commuter Rail services in Dublin’s “Short Hop Zone” and on the Cork to Cobh/Midleton train lines
Route 139 Naas to Blanchardstown
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).
Kids also go free on Local Link services throughout July (child leap card not required for local link services)

Following the announcement of this new programme Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross said in a statement: “The past Kids Go Free campaigns run by the National Transport Authority have been hugely successful in mobilising our youth during the summer, and this initiative aims to build on that success.

“Local businesses, cultural events, and other attractions will benefit from this campaign as well. When families are saving money on public transport, they will have more freedom to enjoy everything Ireland has to offer in the summer.”

For more information about the Kids Go Free offer visit their website here.