Employers

Welcome to TravelPass, the free online travel portal for employers to get tax free public transport tickets for Ireland’s Commercial Bus Operators.

The Tax Saver Scheme

Using the Tax Saver Schemes your staff obtain a yearly Bus or Rail ticket or a brand new bike and safety equipment and can save up to 51% of the retail price. Our travel portal automates the application process thereby removing the administration of the Tax Saver Schemes, saving you time and money.

Your TravelPass Account

The portal also provides information on hire cars, taxis, carpool, traffic updates, weather, tolls, cheap fuels, and many exclusive discounts on the various modes of travel.

By offering the travel portal you are providing convenience and significant tax savings for doing what your staff already do—commuting to and from work.

For the company it means no more administration with different Bus and Rail operators, dealing with bike shops or wasting valuable company time doing unnecessary paperwork. TravelPass’s online system means less paperwork for you as all employee tax saver applications are made over the web.

For company employees we offer over 300 travel operators, a simple online application process, a consistent service and a broad range of resources to help them stay satisfied, productive and focused on their objectives.

Employers can use a salary sacrifice arrangement to allow your employees to pay for the tax saver applications monthly. This means employees save up to 51% of the retail price of bus / rail tickets or bikes but your company also makes a saving of 10.75%.

This service is provided free of charge to companies.

Our services vary from county to county, but your employees will receive exclusive commuting offers and a high level of service that helps them get to work for the lowest cost.

Smarter Travel programs are proven to be one of the most efficient ways to improve traffic, employee morale and air quality. With little investment, programs at the workplace that promote carpooling, public transport, walking, and bicycling can also have a positive impact on the bottom line.

Why Use TravelPass?

TravelPass is an independent company created to help both employers and employees take advantage of the Green Transport Plan Initiative and the associated tax benefits of the scheme.

TravelPass provide access to Dublin Bus, Irish Rail, Bus Eireann, Luas, 25 Private Coach Operators and 280 bike shops as well as Taxi firms, Car rental and a host of other travel benefits.

TravelPass use their industry experience and trade contacts to get employees to work in the way they want at the lowest cost.

TravelPass handle most of the administration for the employer at no charge, and provide a single point of contact for enquiries and invoices. All this while maintaining the best choice of transport for employees.

For larger companies TravelPass can visit your company to help employers promote the Travel Scheme. This involves TravelPass visiting work locations to advise staff on how the website and the tax saver schemes works and show the different options available under the scheme.

Employees



What is the TaxSaver Scheme

The TaxSaver scheme allows employers to buy monthly or annual public transport tickets for employees and take the cost from their gross pre-tax salary allowing employees to save up to half the cost of the ticket.

Did you know that you can get these savings on tickets for Commercial Bus Operators as well as train, tram and bus tickets?



How much will I save?

The percentage of the ticket that you save will be equal to whatever marginal tax rate you pay for PAYE, PRSI and USC tax.

  • Typcial Higher Rate taxpayers save around 50%
  • Typcial Standard Rate taxpayers save around 30%

These examples are based on a single person who has no additional tax credits. The savings you will make may vary depending on your tax credits, reliefs, and exemptions; or if you are a public servant. Please check your payslip to see the marginal tax rate at which you are paying PAYE, PRSI and USC. These figure are an approximation and you should confirm them with your employer.

TravelPass.ie is entirely free to employers and employees to use.



How do I get my ticket?

We set up an account for each employer where you can register, choose your operator and ticket and upload a photo for your ticket. You’ll be able to track your order and get reminders when it’s time to renew.

  • If you’re employer already has an account with use ask them for the website link for their microsite account.
  • If you’re not sure or would like us to contact you or your employer about setting up the scheme please contact us:

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