Changes to Student ID Acceptance Policy

Customers, please be advised that there are changes to Student ID Acceptance Policy for ticket purchase on Bus Éireann and Expressway services.

To ensure a consistent approach across the Transport For Ireland network of public transport operators, from 1 September 2023, only the TFI Student Leap Card or TFI Young Adult (19-23) Leap Card and Translink yLink card will be valid for student / young adult fares on all Bus Éireann and Expressway services

Individual Third-Level Institution cards or ISIC cards will no longer be accepted from 1 September 2023.

Please ensure you have a valid card when purchasing Student / Young Adult fares and can show it when inspected during your journey.

On Bus Éireann public services, TFI Young Adult Leap Cards and TFI Student Leap Cards can be used on-board bus or via the TGI Go App to avail of 50% discounted fares. 

On Expressway services, Young Adults and Students save 50% with a valid TFI Leap Card when they book online on 

To purchase your TFI student or young adult leap card please visit or click here at

Thursday, 17th August, 2023