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Leap Card Launched for Tourists

Minister Kelly launching the new card.

Minister Kelly launching the new card.

Visitors to Dublin can now avail of a new Leap Card specially designed for weekend breaks to Ireland’s capital.

Launched by Minister Alan Kelly, and only available from Dublin Airport Leap Card outlets, the Leap Visitor Card offers tourists 72 hours of unlimited travel on Luas, DART, Iarnród Éireann’s short-hop zone and Dublin Bus – including the return trip between the airport and the city centre on the Airlink Bus – all for just €19.50.

The card will be marketed and promoted to intending visitors to Dublin online and at the airport arrivals area.  The National Transport Authority (NTA) acknowledges the strong support received from the EU’s INTERREG-SITE project (Smart Integrated Ticketing for Europe) which has contributed funding assistance for this new initiative.

Minister Kelly said: “For those coming to the Dublin region from abroad we need to make public transport easier to use and more appealing in its pricing. Tourism is a key sector of our economy and I am pleased that the Authority has moved into this area with its Leap card.”

The NTA has also launched a separate card for students of language schools which will be available in 1-week, 2-week, 3-week and 4-week versions and will range in price from €46.50 to €119.  As with the foreign visitor card, it allows for travel across the entire Dublin public transport network.

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