NTA Fares Determination for Bus Éireann 2018

The following is a summary of fares changes effective 1 December 2018:

Regional Cities & Towns

  • Cash single fares on all city and town services increased by 10 cent for adult and child
  • Leap Card discount to remain at 30%. Therefore, Leap single city and town fares increased by 7 cent for adult and child
  • No increase to city Schoolchild cash or Leap Single fare
  • New Student Red Zone 24hr Leap product (€4.00) in Galway, Limerick & Waterford cities
  • Extension of Waterford city Red Zone to include Tramore. Fares to drop in Tramore as a result e.g. Tramore Waterford Adult Single €3.20 dropping to €2.80
  • 24 hr, 7-day, Monthly and Annual City Commuter ticket fare increases from 0.0% to 3.8% 
  • New outer zone Town fares to be applied on D1 & S2 services.
    This will result in significant drop in fares from Laytown to Drogheda and Strandhill/Rosses Point to Sligo e.g. Laytown/Drogheda Ad Single €4.70 dropping to €2.40, Strandhill to Rosses Point (end to end) Adult Single €6.00 dropping to €2.40.
  • Cross city outer zone Single fares to apply for journeys >7.5kms in Cork, Limerick & Galway

Commuter & Stage Carriage (Scale Fares) 

  • New Leap Green Zone in Cork from boundary areas of Bandon, Fermoy, Kinsale, Macroom & Mallow. New reduced rate Leap Monthly and Annual Taxsaver products offering up to €500 in annual savings for some customers. Additional value with Green Zone products valid on all Red Zone city services also
  • No change to cash Single fares except for unit bands 0-8, where 10c increase applies
  • Leap Single fare discount to remain at 30%
  • Average 2.5% increase on cash Day Returns & average -2.5% decrease on cash Monthly Returns as first step towards merging of Day/Monthly Return fares
  • Adult 10 Journey fare changes of between -3.7% to 1.4%
  • Adult point to point Monthly & Annual Taxsaver fare changes vary -2.7% to 1.3%
  • Non-Scale (Special) fares: average increase of no more than 6%
  • GDA Commuter Leap zonal 24hr, 7 Day, Monthly & Annual product fare changes from 0.0% to 1.7%

Friday, 16th November, 2018