Regional Commuter Tickets


There are four categories of commuter tickets issued by Bus Éireann in the Cork Area, as follows:Bus Éireann Commuter services

Cork City Buses
valid on Cork City bus routes only

Cork City & Suburban Buses
valid on Cork City bus routes and on other routes up to the following boundary stages:

  • Cloghroe (Healy’s)
  • Cork Airport
  • Inniscarra
  • Greenfield Cross
  • Sallybrook
  • Brook Lodge
  • Bury’s Bridge
  • Fountainstown
  • Haulbowline

Cork City & Suburban Buses & Cork /Cobh Rail
valid on Cork City and suburban bus routes as above and on Cork/Cobh rail services.

Cork City & Suburban Buses & Cork /Midleton Rail
valid on Cork City and suburban bus routes as above and on Cork/Midleton rail services.

Monthly City/Red Zone Ticket €80 €65
Monthly City & Suburban/Green Zone €104 €81
Monthly City/Suburban/Cobh Rail/Midleton Rail €138 €109


See Leap Card Galway for information on Galway Commuter tickets


Commuter Tickets issued in Limerick are valid on Limerick City Bus Services only.  Special Weekly Tickets are also issued for travel on services to and from Shannon Airport. These are valid for one journey each way daily for five or six days as indicated on ticket.

Weekly City Ticket €20.50 €17
Monthly City Ticket €71 €57


See Leap Card Waterford for information on Waterford Commuter tickets

Foreign Student Commuter Tickets

Special Commuter Tickets are issued in Cork and Galway to foreign students participating in exchange programmes for language study. The tickets are only available through the particular school/college attended by the student. These tickets may be issued for various periods of validity which are specified on the tickets at time of issue.

Tickets issued in Cork area are valid for travel on city and suburban buses.

A separate Photo ID Card is not required for these tickets, but holders may be required to provide suitable identification i.e. Passport, National Identity Card or Student Identity Card. 

Commuter Tickets issued in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford are valid only in the city in which they are issued.

Commuter Tickets must be presented with a valid CIÉ Photo ID Card of the holder with the corresponding validation number entered on the ticket. Tickets remain the property of Bus Éireann and must be produced for inspection at any time during a journey, or surrendered if demanded by any authorised official.

Photo ID Cards for commuter tickets are issued at Bus Éireann Travel Centres at Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford.