Student Leap Card is the national student travel and discount card. It is the only way that full-time students get their student discount on fares for Go-Ahead Ireland, Dublin Bus, Luas, Bus Éireann, DART and Irish Rail (Iarnród Éireann) as well as other local private services in the Republic of Ireland. The card also offers exclusive discounts from the SLC brand partners. It is available from agents nationwide or by post and costs just €10 (€7 by post).


All full time students in second or third level education are entitled to apply for the SLC. Students must have a minimum of 16 hours of lectures/class time per week, and be enrolled in the course for a minimum of 6 months. Full time foreign students who meet the above criteria are also entitled to apply for the SLC whilst in Ireland. Students enrolled as trainee Accountants (ACCA, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland), trainee Solicitors registered with the Law Society, full time SOLAS trainees/students and full time PLC students are also considered eligible. Students of on-line courses are not eligible to apply for the SLC, unless they meet the criteria set out here. Students may be required to produce further evidence of eligibility (i.e. letter from college/institution), upon request by SLC or an agent of SLC.

If you are under 19 years of age you are eligible for a Child Leap Card which offers child fares on public transport. Please ensure you are applying for the right card to meet your needs before sending in your application.