Young Adults (19 – 23) and Students Tickets

Young Adults (19 – 23) and Students Tickets

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You no longer need to be a student to save 50 percent on adult fares. Young Adults (19 – 23 years) can now avail of our cheap student fares when they use their TFI Young Adults (19 – 23 years) Leap Card as ID when travelling.

Our Young Adults (19 – 23 years) / Student Intercity fares offer a cheap, flexible, comfortable, and sustainable way to travel. Anyone travelling on Young Adults (19 – 23 years) / Student tickets must produce the appropriate ID with their ticket.

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
  • 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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Check out some of our most popular online single fares

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

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

Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail Young Adults (19 – 23 years) / Student Intercity Tickets are available to anyone in possession of one of the following ID types:

Customers travelling on Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail InterCity Young Adults (19 – 23 years) / Student tickets must have one of the above forms of ID on their person whilst travelling. Upon ticket inspection the ID must be produced with the ticket for the ticket to be valid. Failure to do so may result in a penalty fare being issued of €100.

Travelling by DART & Commuter Rail in Dublin

A TFI Young Adults (19 – 23 years) Leap Card or a TFI Student Leap Card is the ideal way for getting around Dublin by DART or Commuter Rail.  The TFI 90 Minute Fare means Young Adults (19 – 23 years) and Students can travel across LUAS, DART / Commuter Rail and most city Bus services in Dublin for just €1 for 90 minutes from your first tag on.


Click here to apply for your TFI Young Adults (19 – 23 years) Leap Card. 

Terms and Conditions for customers travelling on Young Adults (19 – 23 years) / Student discounted tickets

  • Booking amendments or cancellations must be made online up to 60 minutes prior to departure.
  • Booking amendments or cancellations can only be made prior to printing tickets.  No changes can be made once tickets have been printed
  • Booking a return ticket means that cancellations or amendments cannot be made to the return journey after the tickets have been printed at the outward station of travel. Always book a single ticket.
  • Customers travelling on a Young Adults (19 – 23 years) / Student Intercity fare must have the required ID as listed above under ID Requirements
  • 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 TFI Student Leap Card
  • If a Young Adults (19 – 23 years) / Student ticket is purchased at the station from a TVM the first six digits of the student ID card number or TFI Young Adults (19 – 23 years) Leap Card number should be entered when prompted for your Student Travelcard number (not applicable to weekly or monthly tickets)
  • If there is no photograph on the student ID card the student must provide another form of photo ID that identifies them as the person on their student ID.
  • Failure to produce a valid ticket and the appropriate student ID or TFI Young Adults (19 – 23 years) Leap Card when travelling will result in a fine of €100 together with the relevant unpaid fee.
  • Prices quoted are based on flexible fare tickets booked online more than 4 days from the time of travel, subject to availability. Prices may increase due to demand.
  • TFI Young Adults (19 – 23 years) and Student Leap Cards should only be used for the purpose of ID to avail of the 50 percent discount on InterCity adult fares. 
  • TFI Leap Cards can not be used to tag on and pay for InterCity journeys.