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 page 7 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 page 20 for details.
If you are aged 66 or over, you can travel for free on journeys within Northern Ireland. See page 21 for details.
The Government is introducing a Public Services Card which will allow people to access a range of government services and payments. The Public Services Card will eventually replace the Free Travel Pass. Customers are currently being invited on a phased basis to register for the Public Services Card Free Travel. It is envisaged that all customers will be registered for the Public Services Card Free Travel within the next 18 months.
If you are entitled to free travel, when you are issued with your new Public Services Card it will also be your Free Travel Card. The card will have F-T printed in a yellow octagon in the top-left-hand corner of the card.