Contactless Payments at Luas Ticket Machines

28 June '18
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Luas has now rolled out Contactless Payments at all Luas Ticket Machines. You can now Tap & Go with contactless enabled Debit Cards or Credit Cards at the Luas ticket machines. You can pay for tickets and Leap Card Top-Ups, up to the contactless limit, with Tap & Go at the Luas ticket machines.

Contactless payment means you can pay for purchases, up to the contactless limit, at Luas ticket machines by holding your card to the Contactless Pad beside the debit/credit card keypad without having to enter your pin when paying for your transaction. As with transactions in shops, you do need to check the screen to confirm that payment has gone through. 

Remember before you start, confirm your card has a contactless chip and that your transaction is under the contactless limit i.e. €30

Buy a Ticket with Contactless at Luas Ticket Machines:

  1. Select your Luas ticket as normal.
  2. Confirm that 1 (of 4) connection lights is displayed on the Contactless Pad
  3. Hold you contactless Debit /Credit card to the Contactless Pad
  4. Wait for the 4 connection lights to light up on the Contactless Pad and the confirmation to come up on the keypad screen

 Top-Up a Leap Card with Contactless at Luas Ticket Machines:

  1. Insert your Leap Card into the Leap Card Cradle
  2. Select your Leap Card Top-Up amount under €30
  3. Confirm that 1 (of 4) connection lights is displayed on the Contactless Pad
  4. Hold you contactless Debit /Credit card to the Contactless Pad
  5. Wait for the 4 connection lights to light up on the Contactless Pad and the confirmation to come up on the keypad screen

There is a maximum value, set by your bank, for contactless transactions, currently usually €30. For amounts over this, you will always have to enter your PIN.

For Bank of Ireland contactless payment information click here 

For AIB contactless payment information click here 

For Ulster Bank contactless payment information click here 

For KBC contactless payment information click here 

For Permanent TSB contactless payment information click here 

Contactless payments at Luas ticket machines work with contactless enabled Debit and Credits Cards. Luas ticket machines are not compatible with contactless payments via smartphones or other smart devices via Apple Pay and Android Pay at this time. 

There are no payments, contactless, cash or card, at the Luas Validators. Payments for tickets, parking and Leap Card Top-Ups can only be made at the Luas ticket machines; not at the validators. Luas Validators are for Touching On and Off Leap Cards and Public Service Cards with Free Travel only. 





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