Free Travel


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If you are aged 66 or over and you permanently live in the state, the Free Travel Scheme allows you to travel for free on most CIE public transport services and the public transport services offered by a large number of private operators in various parts of the country.

Certain people with an incapacity under age 66 and who permanently live in the state may also qualify for Free Travel.

CIE services are provided by Iarnród Éireann, Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus. You can get a list of the private operators who take part in the Free Travel Scheme from the Free Travel Section. See section 3 for contact details.

You can travel for free on journeys entirely within the State and on cross-border journeys between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. See Appendix 2 for details.

If you are aged 66 or over, you can travel for free on journeys within Northern Ireland. See Appendix 3 for details.

Last modified:12/04/2012