Bus Eireann customers in Cork City can from today make use of Leap Cards.The integrated transport ticketing system, which has been available for the last 18 months in Dublin, allows commuters who regularly use buses in Cork City and its outskirts to buy Leap cards, allowing them to avail of a 16% discount on normal ticket prices!

To get started a €5 refundable deposit is charged for adult Leap Cards. You must also top up with a ticket or a minimum of €5 Travel Credit at the time of first purchase.You can use Travel Credit on your Leap Card to pay for single trips. If you are a more frequent traveller, you can also buy the following tickets for your card:

Red Zone 24 Hour – Adult €5
Red Zone 7 day – Adult €21
Red & Green Zone 24 Hour – Adult €8
Red & Green Zone 7 day – Adult €35

  • Zone 1 – Red Zone covers the area of Cork City covered by Routes 201 to 219.
  • Zone 2 – Green Zone covers suburban areas of Cork as far as Carrigtwohill to the East, Ballincollig to the west, Crosshaven to the south, and Cloghroe to the north. Route 215, 221, 222, 223, 226, 226A, 232 are within the green zone. Route 260 and 261 as far as Carrigtwohill is also within the green zone.

Initially only adult Leap Cards will be valid for travel in Cork, with child and student following at a later date. Also it is hoped to roll out Leap Card on commuter rail services in Cork in the near future.

Travel Credit, 24 hour and 7 day tickets can be purchased at Leap Card agents (PayZone agents). Just look for the Leap Card sign.

Leap Card Cork Agents – Initial list, more shops coming soon.

  • Fordes, Ballypheane
  • Spar, Ballypheane
  • Kelleher’s, Cork City
  • Centra, Washington Street
  • Herlihys Centra, Oliver Plunkett St.
  • Herlihys Centra, Grand Parade
  • Centra Bakers Road, Gurranabraher
  • Marina Filling Station, Cork City
  • Supervalu, Hollyhill
  • Amber, Mayfield
  • Centra, Blarney
  • Centra, Tower
  • Ryan’s Supervalu, Togher
  • XL Curraheen Stores, Bishopstown
  • Centra Donnybrook, Douglas
  • Supervalu, Frankfield
  • Gala Express Farranree
  • Daybreak Cork Road Cliffords, Cork City
  • Hennessys Centra, Cork
  • Spar McCurtain Street, Cork
  • Centra, Douglas
  • Supervalu Blackrock Scallys, Blackrock
  • Herlihys Centra, Bishopstown


A list of Leap Card agents is available at www.payzone.ie

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