Student Travelcard users have two means of using the card to pay for public transport:
You can use your Student Travelcard as a Leap Card for travel on Dublin Bus, Luas, DART and Commuter Rail in the Short Hop Zone. To do this you need to load your Student Travelcard with Travel Credit at a Leap Card shop. The Terms and Conditions and fares applying to use of the Student Travelcard as a Leap Card are set out at www.leapcard.ie;
You can use your Student Travelcard as an ID to buy tickets at discounted student fares. You must present your Student Travelcard at the time of purchase in order to avail of the discounted fares. All tickets are issued subject to the Bye-Laws applicable to Dublin Bus, LUAS and Iarnród Éireann and any other carrier. When using your Student Travelcard as an ID in conjunction with a student ticket you do not need to “Touch-On” your Student Travelcard. If you “Touch-On” you will be charged. You must have your Student Travelcard available for inspection when travelling on a discounted student ticket.