Student Leap Card

The Student Leap Card is the national student travel card.

Card holders can get student discounts on fares for Go-Ahead Ireland, Dublin Bus, Luas, Bus Éireann, DART and Irish Rail (Iarnród Éireann) as well as other participating private transport operators in the Republic of Ireland.

What are the eligibility criteria?

All  16-18 year olds and 24 year old and over in full-time third level education, including further education and training, are entitled to apply for the Student Leap Card (SLC).

  • Students must have a minimum of 16 hours of lectures/class time per week, and be enrolled in the course for a minimum of 6 months.
  • Full time foreign students who meet the above criteria are also entitled to apply for the SLC whilst in Ireland.
  • Students enrolled as trainee Accountants (ACCA, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland), trainee Solicitors registered with the Law Society, full time SOLAS trainees/students and full time PLC students are also considered eligible.
  • Students of on-line courses are not eligible to apply for the SLC, unless they meet the criteria set out here.
  • Students may be required to produce further evidence of eligibility (i.e. letter from college/institution), upon request by SLC or an agent of SLC.

Please note: If you have completed the remote verification process with Trinity SU and have paid the postage fee, you do not need to attend the agent again, your Student Leap Card will be posted to you.

There’s no extra charge to get a personalised card. All card need to be purchased with a €5 refundable deposit and a minimum of €5 travel credit

You can save up to 32% across all public transport operators, all year round with your Student Leap Card. Discounts are also available on journeys with Wexford Bus, Swords Express, Matthews Coaches and Citylink Galway. For details of individual student fares and discounts please visit the transport operator’s website.

Brand partner discounts have been discontinued from September 2021.

All SLC applications need to be made online at

For any issues regarding your card, including applications, transaction queries, refunds or to report it lost or stolen you can contact Leap Card Customer Care Team on 0818 824 824 or