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Tourist leap card + roundtrip/one way 747 ticket

We will be arriving in Dublin on 17/9 at 18.00 pm. We will be in town for 4 nights, leaving on the 21st (Sunday) for Dingle for 3 days, then returning to Dublin to fly to London. So, I was thinking we should buy a round trip 747 ticket, plus a 3 day leap card to start on 18/9. We plan to use public transport in Dublin and out to Malahide/Howth during the three full days we are in Dublin. Can we get a 3-day tourist leap card at the airport that will start the next day (the 18th)? Or can we get a 3 day leap card in town? We will be staying north of the Liffey near Batchelors Walk.

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1. Re: Tourist leap card + roundtrip/one way 747 ticket

That would be the best option, the return fare for 747 is €10, a tourist Leap card will cost €19.50 and will be valid for 72 hours from the time of first use. You will be able to purchase a Leap card in Dublin Airport or if you prefer you can purchase one in most stores in the city centre. There are a number of stores on close to Bachelors Walk on Liffey Street and O'Connell Street.

Enjoy your visit!

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2. Re: Tourist leap card + roundtrip/one way 747 ticket

The tourist leap card includes a return trip on the 747 so buying a separate ticket for that bus would appear to be unnecessary spending. It's also only currently available at the airport, most likely because it includes that trip. In your case it might be an idea to get "normal" leap cards with travel credit added. It's a €5 refundable deposit per card but you can always hold on to them for your next visit.

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3. Re: Tourist leap card + roundtrip/one way 747 ticket

I'd agree with scampibear. if you buy the round trip 747ticket plus the Tourist Leap Card, your total cost will be €29.50. An ordinary Leap card would be your best option. Pay the €5 refundable deposit for the Leap Card and top up with the minimum €5 credit - that will give you €10 for travel credit, as you can dip into the deposit to take a journey. Dublin is a very walkable city to all the main tourist sights, and therefore you might not have much need for public transport. There is a daily capping facility on the Leap Card - if you only use buses, the maximum deduction from your card will be €6.90, if you use buses, DART train (to Malahide/Howth) and LUAS tram on the same day, the maximum deduction will be €10.

If you planned on do the HOHO city bus tour €18), and are taking the Airlink747 from/to the airport, then you should consider buying a Combo ticket €24) at the airport, which covers the 747 and the HOHO tour. The HOHO element of the Combo is valid for two consecutive days and include a free walking tour at 11.00AM on the second day, which is well worth doing - walkingtours.ie/scheduled-tours/… . When you board the HOHO for the first time, ask the driver for the free walking tour voucher

Edited: 02 September 2014, 11:20
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4. Re: Tourist leap card + roundtrip/one way 747 ticket

Thank you all for your responses.

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