Students, get a bit of luxury into ye…

Students, get a bit of luxury into ye…

Cheaper student fares exclusively online

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Looking for luxury that doesn’t cost the earth? Book one of our flexible student online tickets and get a bit of luxury into ye…

Online student fares are the smart option for student travel and here’s why;

  • Lowest cost fare option for students like Dublin to Galway €8.00
  • If your plans change no worries, you can travel on an earlier or later train that day
  • Flexibility - cancel or amend your booking online at no extra cost up to 60 minutes prior to travel
  • Book up to 90 days in advance
  • Free seat reservation
  • Free Wi-Fi to allow you work or play
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Save an average of 10 percent online with
our exclusive student deals

Student Fares, prices starting from
Route Single Flexible Fare  
Dublin ⇄ Cork €14.39    Book Dublin - Cork
Dublin ⇄ Galway €8.00    Book Dublin - Galway
Dublin ⇄ Limerick €10.39    Book Dublin - Limerick
Dublin ⇄ Waterford €7.20    Book Dublin - Waterford
Dublin ⇄ Tralee €15.99    Book Dublin - Tralee
Dublin ⇄ Killarney €15.99    Book Dublin - Killarney
Dublin ⇄ Sligo €8.40 Book Dublin - Sligo
Dublin ⇄ Kilkenny €5.80    Book Dublin - Kilkenny
Limerick ⇄ Cork €5.80 Book Limerick - Cork
Athlone Galway €4.25    Book Athlone - Galway

Lowest student fares available online

Save up to 10 percent 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 are recommended in stations and during travel. Intercity customers are advised to pre-book travel until further notice.

ID Card Requirements

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

A Young Adult/ 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 €3.80 per day and €14.80 per week. Once you hit the cap you can continue to travel on DART/Commuter Rail for free. Just Touch On and Off as usual.

Young Adult Leap Card

Young Adult Leap Card allows Young Adults between the ages of 19 and 23 inclusive get 50% off rail fares (also applies to Student fares for students over this age).


Click here to apply for your Young Adult Leap 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 Student Leap Card, 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;
Waterford Waterford IT
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, Griffith College
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, Griffith College
Dundalk Dundalk IT
Kildare NUI Maynooth
Limerick UL, LIT, Mary I, Limerick College of Further Education, Griffith College
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.