Here are the new public transport fares coming into effect this weekend 6 months ago

Here are the new public transport fares coming into effect this weekend

Take note.

The new public transport fares, which were announced by National Transport Authority in October, will take effect starting this Saturday 1 December.

Under the BusConnects proposals, there will be a flat fare for using public transport in Dublin and this weekend's move is the first step towards implementing it.

In some cases, fares will be going down, but others will also be increasing in price as a result of the flat fare.

The move will see Leap card customers making a 30% saving compared to those paying with cash.

On Irish Rail services, the monthly fare drops from €154 to €145, with the annual fare dropping from €1,540 to €1,450.

Leap fares for single journeys within the Short Hop Zone will also change, as they converge to a flat fare.

For bus fares on Dublin Bus and Go-Ahead Ireland services, the current €2.60 Leap fare for journeys of over 13 stages will drop to €2.50. The €2.15 Leap fare for journeys of 4-13 stages will increase to €2.25.

There is no change to the €3.30 cash fare for journeys over 13 stages, but the €2.85 cash fare for journeys of 4-13 stages will increase to €3.00.

For Luas, as part of the fare simplification process, there will no longer be a distinction between peak and off-peak Leap fares.

For Bus Éireann, among other things, there will be a new one-day (24 hour) student fare of €4.00 in Galway, Limerick and Waterford.

There's loads more planned and you can read all about the rest of it here.