The National Transport Authority has announced the introduction of a 90-minute fare across public transport services in the Dublin area from 28 November.

The move will allow passengers free transfer between Dublin Bus, Luas and most DART, commuter rail and Go-Ahead Ireland services in Dublin within 90 minutes of initial use of a Leap Card.

A fare of €2.30 will apply for adults and students when using their card until the end of next March.

The NTA said the introduction of TFI 90 will make interchange between bus, train and tram services seamless, resulting in a more affordable, efficient and integrated public transport system.

It also said that a new flat child Leap fare will be 80 cent - outside of school hours - allowing children to travel anywhere on Dublin city bus, Luas and commuter rail and DART services within the Short Hop Zone, with a free transfer to any mode within 90 minutes of initial touch on.

NTA Chief Executive Anne Graham said: "Today is a significant day as it marks the implementation of another key component of BusConnects programme in Dublin.

"The introduction of the new structure will incentivise a return to public transport across the TFI (Transport for Ireland) network.

"It provides an opportunity to create simplicity and consistency across the network regardless of the route or mode taken.

"It also means a significant saving for people who need to transfer between services."