NTA New Fares Plan 2024

National Transport Authority (NTA) has announced the New Fares Plan for the current year 2024 on January. The plan covers,

  • 80% of fares remain unchanged
  • €2 TFI-90 fare to continue
  • Reduced monthly tickets for commuters

TFI 90 Minute Fare

From January 2024, NTA Fares Determination for Public Service Obligation (PSO) published services in the Greater Dublin Area. The TFI-90 €2 fare, allows passengers free transfer between Dublin Bus, Luas and most DART, commuter rail and Go-Ahead Ireland services in Dublin, has been a huge success.

TFI 90 Minute Fare

NTA fares strategy

Fares are determined on a easy-to-understand and more equitable basis. The cost / kilometer travelled is to be consistent and related to the straight line distance between the origin and destination of journey. As a first step, NTA Fares Determination focused primarily on Dublin city and surrounding commuter counties.

Dublin City Zone and Dublin Commuter Zone

NTA announced that a Dublin City Zone and a Dublin Commuter Zone were to be introduced. The Dublin City Zone is to extend approximately 23km from the city, and broadly equates to the existing 90-minute fare zone. The Dublin Commuter Zone extending to approximately 50km from Dublin city centre will include towns such as Drogheda, Navan, Trim, Enfield, Clane, Prosperous, Newbridge, Kildare, Greystones and Wicklow.

New all-modes tickets in 2024

Tickets with new all-models will offers access to Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead Ireland, Luas and Irish Rail services in the Dublin City Zone.

Ticket costs

  • Monthly: €96 or Annually: €960 You can save 38% compared to the existing equivalent of €155 and €1550.
  • Additional savings can be made by customers availing of the product via Taxsaver.
  • Weekly Leap cap: Services provided by all operators in the City Zone will be €24, compared to the current equivalent of €32.
  • For frequent travellers in the Dublin Commuter Zone: Weekly and monthly ticket costs will vary according to the distance travelled.
  • Commuters in towns just outside the Dublin City Zone travelling into the city, like Skerries, Balbriggan or Greystones, can continue to use the existing €32 weekly Leap ticket (€16 for young adults and children), so that they will see little or no difference in what they are paying now.

Bus fares in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford

Standard bus fares: Cities of Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford will remain at the discounted rate of €1.35 under this Determination.

Fares for some journeys will go up a little, while fares for others will go down. Most customers covered by the Fares Determination published today will see no change whatsoever. Of the remainder, some will see a modest fare increase and some will see a fare reduction.

Sample for Fare reduction 

Bus /Rail Origin Destination Old Fare New Fare € change % Change
Rail Drogheda MacBride Dublin Connolly € 11.95 € 6.00 -€ 5.95 -50%
Rail Newbridge Dublin Heuston € 10.85 € 6.00 -€ 4.85 -45%
Bus Trim Dublin € 7.35 € 5.30 -€ 2.05 -28%
Rail Wicklow Dublin Connolly € 10.45 € 6.00 -€ 4.45 -43%

Sample for Fare increase To/From Central Dublin

Bus /Rail Origin Destination Old Fare New Fare € change % Change
Bus Cavan Dublin € 9.45 € 11.40 € 1.95 21%
Bus Kilcock Dublin € 3.08 € 3.70 € 0.62 20%
Bus Ratoath Ashbourne € 1.54 € 2.00 € 0.46 30%
Rail Bray Daly Greystones € 2.00 € 2.30 € 0.30 15%
Bus Drogheda Dublin Airport € 4.55 € 5.30 € 0.75 16%

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