Your ticket to Student life…and back

Your ticket to Student life…and back

Save an average of 10% when you buy online compared to in-station

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Start college with a student fare!

Student life can be hectic, we get it! We want to make travelling between home and college the hassle free, relaxing part of your student life.

  • Single student tickets are always half the price of a return ticket giving you the flexibility you need if your plans change 
  • Available online until 60 mins before departure or until the train is sold out
  • FREE changes & cancellations online up to 60 mins prior to travel, so long as you haven't printed your ticket

 

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No Student Card Yet? No Problem

Bring along your college acceptance letter as your student ID when you're heading to college to register.

After that you can rest easy knowing you'll get the same great fares for every journey, simply by using your college ID.

*CAO letter required as proof of student status

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Save an average of 10% online with
our exclusive student deals

Student Fares, prices starting from
Route Single Flexible Fare  
Dublin ⇄ Cork €16.19    Book Dublin - Cork
Dublin ⇄ Galway €11.49    Book Dublin - Galway
Dublin ⇄ Limerick €11.49    Book Dublin - Limerick
Dublin ⇄ Waterford €10.99    Book Dublin - Waterford
Dublin ⇄ Tralee €17.99    Book Dublin - Tralee
Dublin ⇄ Killarney €17.99    Book Dublin - Killarney
Dublin ⇄ Sligo €11.99   Book Dublin - Sligo
Dublin ⇄ Kilkenny €10.99    Book Dublin - Kilkenny
Limerick ⇄ Cork €10.99    Book Limerick - Cork
Athlone Galway €8.99    Book Athlone - Galway

Lowest student fares available online

Save up to 10% on the price of your student ticket by booking online now.

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Due to COVID-19 catering services are suspended until further notice.  Face coverings must be worn in stations and during travel unless medically exempt. All Intercity customers must pre-book travel until further notice.

ID Card Requirements

Please note you must have one of the following valid forms of student ID to avail of discounted Student Fares.  

  • Valid National and International Student ID Cards (See terms and conditions)
  • Trinity College Dublin Digital Student ID Card (See terms and conditions)
  • Second Level ID Card (See terms and conditions)
  • Student Leap Card (age eligibility 16 years+)
  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and ISIC virtual app 
  • Valid Irish Passport (2nd level students up to and including 18 years)
  • Child Leap Card - 16 to 18 years inclusive (Personalised)

Student Leap Card is the ideal way for getting around Dublin by DART or Commuter Rail. There is a special student rate of capping of €7.00 per day or €27.00 per week (Mon to Sun). Once you hit the cap you can continue to travel on DART/Commuter Rail for free. Just Touch On and Off as usual.

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 Student Leap Card, or a college ID card from one of the colleges below are the only ID's accepted to purchase season tickets;
Waterford Waterford IT
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
Galway NUIG, GMIT
Kildare NUI Maynooth
Limerick UL, LIT, Mary I, Limerick College of Further Education
Thurles Tipperary IT
Tralee Tralee IT

Terms and Conditions

  • Once tickets are printed off you cannot change or amend your booking. If you book a return ticket your return journey cannot be amended once you print off the return ticket for your outward travel. Always book a single ticket!
  • Please note you must have one of the following valid forms of student ID to avail of discounted Student Fares: Valid National and International Student ID Cards,
    • Valid National and International Student ID Cards are accepted when purchasing our Student Intercity tickets. ID cards must have either an expiry date or a date of issue within 4 years. Where there is no expiry date or date of issue the first two digits of your Student ID number is considered the year of issue. Students who are still in college after the 4 years have expired will need to apply for a Student Leap Card
    • Trinity College Dublin Digital Student ID Card (See terms and conditions)
    • 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
    • Student Leap Card
    • International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
    • Valid Irish Passport (2nd level students up to and including 18 years)
    • Child Leap Card - 16 to 18 years inclusive (Personalised)
  • 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 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
  • Prices based on flexible fare tickets booked online more than 4 days from the time of travel, subject to availabilty. Prices may increase due to demand.
  • Tickets can only be purchased up to 90 days in advance of travel.
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