Dart prices

Discussion in 'Travel, accommodation and restaurants in Ireland' started by joer, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. joer

    joer Frequent Poster

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    Hi there
    How much does it cost to travel from Booterstown station to Connolly on the Dart for two adults
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. JohnJay

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  3. joer

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    Thank you JohnJay,
     
  4. MrEarl

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    Hi,

    While possibly relevant to the original posters question, I'm also wondering on a more general basis - do people who use the Leap card to pay for DART fares get a discount, or is it just on the bus ?

    Thanks
     
  5. JohnJay

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    They get a discount. The same journey above costs 1.81 on a Leap card, or so their website says. :)
     
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  6. username123

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    LEAP card gives discount on bus, LUAS and DART, as well as certain Bus Eireann services. See https://about.leapcard.ie/about/fares-discounts for details.
     
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  7. gnf_ireland

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    It also caps the amount you spend on a daily basis - so if you are using a lot of services in the same period it can help

    Also if you are getting multiple of bus/LUAS/DART within a certain period, it does give you a 1 euro discount on the second fare in addition to the leap price.
     
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  8. MrEarl

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    Absolutely no question that having a Leap Card with credit on it in your wallet is worthwhile.
     
  9. POC

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    There are more advantages to the Leap card.
    You don’t need to have exact change for the bus.If you are on the bus, you can use your card to buy tickets for other people - they’ll receive a printed ticket.
    It saves time when you get the Dart as you won’t have to delay to buy a ticket. There have been many times when I’d have missed the Dart if I’d had to stop to buy a ticket.
    I find it very handy to have some spare Leap cards for visitors.
     
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  10. gravitygirl

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    Would also recommend the auto top up option - never need to remember to top up and no loading your balance etc. Just set it up and forget about it forever :)
     
  11. DeclanDublin

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    I don't understand why anyone apart from the Free Travel brigade and maybe a clueless tourist, wouldn't have a Leap card. As an aside, for tourists on a short 3-day visit, a LC costs € 19.50. Including the Airlink. Can't beat that. For the original questioner, the www.journeyplanner.ie website gives you the fares (including the Leap fare) when you put in the starting point and destination.
     
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