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A Guide To Navigating Public Transport In Dublin

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The Irish government has revised the Level 5 restrictions that were put in place as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic. While the distance you can travel has now been increased from 5 Kilometres to within your county or 20 Kilometres if you live on the border of another county to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 it is important to travel when it is an essential journey or absolutely necessary.

Ireland’s transportation network is currently operating at a restricted 25 percent capacity and therefore it is important that if you are planning a journey that you plot out your route in terms of how you are going to get to where you need to go but also ensuring that you limit your social interaction.

One thing you can do is purchase a Leap Card which can be used on DART, Dublin Bus, and Luas services throughout the city. For Irish Rail customer they need to book their travel online via –

It is also a requirement that when travelling on public transport in Ireland and not just in Dublin to wear a face covering and observe social distancing and this is particularly important on public transport. In terms of paying for your travel, the Leap Card is the easiest way to pay for any trip you make in and around the city centre as it means that you just need to tap on and tap off either on the bus or on the platform meaning that you don’t have to hand over change or notes to the driver therefore minimizing the possibility of contact.

You can top up your Transport For Ireland Leap card through the mobile app which is available to download via the Google Play store for Android device users or the Apple store if using an iPhone.

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