Due to government advice, we have temporarily closed our travel shops again. 

Our Travel Agents are still available via email or phone during our usual opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5:30pm.

Grand Parade

(021) 4277094 info@shandontravel.ie


(023) 8833220 clonakilty@shandontravel.ie


(027) 50341 bantry@shandontravel.ie


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Student Leap Card Offers

We are temporarily unable to process Student Leap Cards.

You may apply online at www.studentleapcard.ie/applybymobile and go in person in UCC or CIT or to any other SLC agent.


UCC Students Union

Address: 54 College Road, Cork City

Telephone: 0214903218

Email: su@ucc.ie

Opening Hours (term time):

Monday - Thursday: 9.00 - 16.00

Friday: 9.00 - 13.00


CIT Students’ Union

Address: Cork Institute of Technology, Bishopstown, Cork

Telephone: 0214335270

Email: citsu@cit.ie

Opening Hours (During the academic year):

Monday - Friday: 8.30 - 17.00

(Outside of these times please phone the office to confirm availability)

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Join 120,000 students saving every day with Student Leap Card. Save on travel and get exclusive discounts. We're open 2pm to 5pm Mon-Fri. Visit us in Cork upstairs at 76 Grand Parade (next to SOHO) or give us a call on (021) 4277094 for more information

Save €€€ With The Student Leap Card

Student Leap Card is Ireland's national student travel and discount card, available to all second-and third-level students in full time education (see Eligibility Guidelines on the application form).

It is the only student card that can save students up to 66% across all public transport operators, as well as a host of exclusive discounts and offers from leading brands.

Cardholders can also avail of other student discounts from over 100+ retail discounts nationwide.

Student Leap Card is sold under licence from the National Transport Authority. 

Save time by making your application online. CLICK HERE TO APPLY ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE.



What travel discounts will I get with my Student Leap Card?

  • You can save up to 66% across all public transport operators IRISH RAIL, DART, BUS EIREANN, LUAS & DUBLIN BUS. . 
  • Discounts are also available on journeys with Wexford Bus, Swords Express, Matthews Coaches, & Citylink Galway, Ulsterbus, Northern Ireland Railways (Translink).
  • The SAYIT Leap Card office does not have any information on fares or ticket prices- please contact the travel provider for this.
  • View all the Discounts & Offers you can get HERE

What Exclusive SAYIT Travel/J1 Visa discounts will I get with my Student Leap Card? 

  • Click here to browse our selection of Urban Adventures, offered with great discounts for Student Leap Card holders. Terms & conditions apply.

Getting Your Student Leap Card with SAYIT Travel

Visit us to get your card printed on-the-spot. This is the quickest way to get your card.

Please bring with you: Photo ID, College ID or letter, and payment. Your photograph will be taken by us.

Where can I get my Student Leap Card?

Call into our office: SAYIT Travel, First Floor, 76 Grand Parade, Cork (021) 4277094

How much is the Student Leap Card?

The Card costs €10 through the express office in SAYIT Travel, where you will be issued the card on the spot.

When can I get my Student Leap Card?

Call in to our office between 2pm and 5pm on Monday to Friday. 

Who is eligible for a Student Leap Card?

Full Time Students

All full time students in 2nd and 3rd level education are entitled to apply for a Student Leap Card. Students must have a minimum of 16 hours of lectures/ class time per week, and be enrolled for a minimum of 6 months duration in any one 12 month period. 

Foreign Students

Full-time foreign students who meet the above criteria are also entitled to apply for the SLC whilst in Ireland.

Trainees, PLC Students & Online Students

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 online 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, upon request by Student Leap Card or an agent of Student Leap Card (i.e. letter from college/institution).

I am still in secondary school and/ or under 18. Am I eligible to apply?

Yes. The application form must bear the Authorised Stamp and be signed by an Authorised Official of your school. Please see Application Form for instructions.

Under 19’s are also eligible for the Child Leap Card. Please note that the Child Leap Card is for child travel discounts only, whilst Student Leap Card offers retail discounts as well as the student travel discounts.

Any questions? Give us a call on (021) 4277094.

See LeapCard.ie for details on all cards, so as to make an informed decision before application. 

Call SAYIT Travel for expert advice on visas, student flights, working abroad, adventure tours or to book your next holiday.

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