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Student Leap Cards

How to get your Student Leap Card


Student Leap Cards for 2021/22 are available from the Students' Union Office 

To apply for you new Student Leap Card you will need to go to  (choose "Buy", the "Student" under card type).

Follow the instructions (you will pay for your card during this process - €10 which includes €5 travel credit).

Once you have this done, you will be asked to proceed to an agent (that's us!) with your order confirmation number and your student ID (we use that to verify your student status). Once verified, we will print your card there and then. 

If you are having trouble with your application or need more information about your Student Leap Card, you can check the Leap Card website HERE







  • Do your homework and check out the best ticket option for you:
  • There is now an expanded city fare zone. New areas like Kinsale, Mallow, Fermoy, Bandon and Macroom as well as the numerous smaller towns between them and the City Centre are be in the new Cork Green zone. Commuters in these areas can get Leap 24 hr, Leap 7-day, monthly and annual tickets that allow travel into Cork City and around the city fare zone.
  • DO NOT BUY AN ADULT LEAP CARD if purchasing Student Commuter Tickets.  This will mean you are buying commuter bus tickets at adult fares and not student discounted fares. An Adult Leap Card may be more economical for single journeys on local bus services.

Benefits of Registering your Leap Card

  • Registering your Leap Card protects your travel credit if it's lost or stolen
  • You can view your transaction history online
  • You can add more Leap Cards to your account

For full details and to register your card click

Topping up your Student Leap Card

Option 1

A top up facility is available from the Student Nexus Market based in the Student Centre  


Option 2

Leap Card top-up App 

The great thing about the App is that when you use it to Top Up, the top up is instant. Students can use the App to top up their Leap Card with Travel Credit, 24hour tickets, or 7 day tickets (monthly tickets currently not available). All the details are here

Option 3

Top up online

1. Go to
2. Click ‘Top-Up’
3. Enter your card number
4. Select Top-Up amount and load location
5. Make your payment by credit/debit card
6. Collect your Top-Up at your nominated Load Location 











































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