Pat McCartan welcomes introduction of Leap Visitor Card in time for Summer tourist season

Fine Gael Councillor Pat McCartan has welcomed the introduction of the Leap Visitor Card.

The card is now available from Dublin Airport Leap Card outlets, and offers tourists 72 hours of unlimited travel on Luas, DART, Iarnród Éireann’s short-hop zone and Dublin Bus – including the return trip between the airport and the city centre on the Airlink Bus – all for just €19.50.

“I’m delighted that the Leap Visitor Card is available now as we head into our busiest tourist season in the capital,” said McCartan.

“We needed to make public transport easier to use and more appealing in its pricing. Tourism is a key sector of our economy, whether it’s generated from foreigners studying here or simply holidaying here.”

The Councillor also welcomed the introduction of the Leap Trainee Card, which will be available to foreign students through their language schools and directly from Dublin Bus, in 1-week, 2-week, 3-week and 4-week versions (Priced at €46.50, €70.00, €94.00 and €119.00 respectively).

“The Leap scheme has already proven to be a huge success with Dubliners – 550,000 cards have been bought to date and over 1 million trips a week are taken using Leap Card – accounting for well over 1/3 of all public transport trips taken in the region. This Leap Visitor Card will make people’s holiday in our capital region easier and more enjoyable, by putting one simple-to-use public transport card in their hands, as soon as they enter the country,” he concluded.