Fares and Tickets

Student Travel

Students - Put your ID Card to good use & Take the Train

We know student lifestyle is expensive, that is why we have great value fares. Iarnród Éireann offer students some of the best value fares on InterCity and Season tickets. Students love their space, and you will have plenty on board our trains, to walk around, to chat with friends, to do some study and even to catch up on some much needed sleep from the night before, so travel by train in comfort and style.

InterCity Tickets

Students can purchase great value single or return tickets from our stations or online through our journey planner above. Go to our fares section to view all of our fantastic student fares.

ID Card Requirements

Students can avail of these fares by presenting one of the following forms of valid identification:

Terms and Conditions

  • Valid National and International student ID cards are accepted when purchasing our Student Intercity tickets. ID cards which have no expiry date but have an issue date are valid for 4 years from date of issue. Students who are still in college after the 4 years have expired will need to apply for a Student Travelcard
  • Second level students can avail of these fares if they are in possession of a personalised official Second Level ID card with an expiry date or a date of birth, where a date of birth is the only indication of validity the student must be 18 years or younger to use the card.
  • Second level students can avail of these fares if they are in possession of a valid Student Travelcard a valid International Student Identity Card (ISIC) or a valid iConnect Card.
  • When purchasing from a ticket machine enter the first six digits of your student ID number when requested for your Student Travelcard number (not applicable to weekly or monthly tickets).
  • Failure to produce a valid ticket and the appropriate student ID or surcharge when travelling will result in a fine of €100 together with the relevant unpaid fee.
  • If there is no photograph on the Student ID, the student must provide another form of photo ID that identifies them as the person on the Student Card.

Season Tickets

Weekly or Monthly tickets are perfect for students travelling to and from college everyday. These tickets offer great savings and convenience. Go to our fares section to view all of our fantastic student fares.

  • A valid Leap Student Travelcard, or a college ID card from one of the colleges below are the only ID's accepted to purchase season tickets;
College ID cards accepted for season tickets are outlined below;
Athlone Athlone IT
Carlow Carlow IT, Carlow College
Cork UCC, CIT, Cork College of Commerce, Collaiste Stiofan Naofa, St. Johns Central College of Further Education
Dublin UCD, DCU, Trinity, DBS, DIT, ITT, IADT, IT Tallaght, Blanchardstown IT, Ballyfermot IT, College of Surgeons, St. Patrick's College, NCAD, NCI, Law Society of Ireland
Dundalk Dundalk IT
Kildare NUI Maynooth
Limerick UL, LIT, Mary I, Limerick College of Further Education
Thurles Tipperary IT
Tralee Tralee IT
Waterford Waterford IT

Leap Card

Make the smart choice with a Leap smart card. It's flexible, convenient and saves you money. Purchase online or from our ticket vending machines.

Business Travel

Travelling to or from meetings in Dublin? Why waste travel time by driving? There is 10% discount on all Business Tickets, so contact our Sales Team today.