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 purchase a Student Leap Card from the Students’ Union office for €10 just apply online here for your code first. 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 HERE. 

Student Leap Card

Apply online for your Student Leap Card HERE then call in to the SU Office with your code and we can print the card straight away for €10. Please note your code will expire after 7 days.

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BUs Routes to Galway

For a list of bus routes to Galway please click here

Getting from A to NUIG

For all your travel information on how to get to NUIG please click here 

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.