NUI Galway Students' Union
Provides the following travel related services for students
Irish Rail and Bus Éireann will only recognise the NUI Galway Student ID for 4 years from date of issue. They take the first two digits from your student number as the date of issue. If your card is more than 4 years old or you are a returning student and are using your original student number you will need to purchase a Student Leap Card in order to get discounted travel with Irish Rail and Bus Éireann. You can apply and purchase a Student Leap Card online here. You will then need to come into the Students’ Union office in person within 14 days with your order number to collect your card. You can find more information about Irish Rail’s Terms and Conditions here.
You can also now top-up your Student Leap Card with credit in the SU Office. More information on fares HERE.
Student Leap Card
Apply online and pay for your Student Leap Card HERE. You will then need to come into the Students’ Union office in person within 14 days with your order number and we can print the card straight away. Please note your code will expire after 14 days.
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.