NUI Galway Students' Union
Provides the following travel related services for students
Irish Rail and Bus Éireann no longer accept any Third Level College Student ID’s as a valid form of Student ID. If a student wishes to obtain a discount on Irish Rail and Bus Éireann they will need to purchase a Student Leapcard or Young Adult Card. Students and Young Adults can apply and purchase a Card online here.
If a person is between 19 years of age and 23 years of age they will need to apply for a Young Adult Leapcard. This is open to anyone between 19-23 years of age. This card will be posted directly to the address which is put in the application (It cannot be printed in the SU office).
If the student is between 16 – 18 years of age or over 24 years of age they will need to come into the Students’ Union office in person within 14 days with their order number where the card can be printed. You can find more information about Irish Rail’s Terms and Conditions here.
Student Leapcards are only valid for 1 year from September to September. All applicants must be current registered students to obtain a new Student Leapcard.
Please call to the Students’ Union office upstairs in Áras na Mac Léinn for these services. We are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm during term time.