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Let’s really get things going with 1/3 off your bus and rail travel with yLink the must have card for all 16-23 year olds!
What is yLink?

yLink is our youth card. This smartcard will be available to all young people between the ages of 16-23 years of age (until their 24th birthday). It’s available for all 16-23 year olds and costs only £8 for up to 8 years. Plus lots of exclusive yLink offers and money can’t buy yLink experiences!
You can apply at any age between 16-23 years. That’s up to 8 years of massive savings.


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Exclusive Offer                                       

Get a FREE* Translink yLink Travel Card with a Bank of Ireland UK 3rd level student account.

Be part of it
1. Switch to a Bank of Ireland UK 3rd level student account by 31 October 2014
2. Upgrade to a Bank of Ireland UK 3rd level student account by 26 September 2014
3. Lodge minimum of £500 before 29 November 2014
4. Bank of Ireland will send you a yLink application form and redeemable voucher via post
5. Complete both documents and apply at any main Translink bus or train station.
*Terms and Conditions apply

* The FREE yLink card offer is only available in conjunction with Bank of Ireland UK from 1 July to 31 October 2014, however you can submit your voucher and application form at any main Translink bus and rail station by 31st January 2015, inclusive. Please read the check list printed on your yLink application form, and complete all fields. All other yLink applications submitted outside this time require a registration fee of £8. Please note that Bank of Ireland UK may share your data with or pass it to third parties for marketing or commercial purposes.

How to apply?
If you are 16-23 years old simply apply at any time. Pick up your application form from any Translink bus or rail station. Young people can apply for a yLInk card at any main Translink bus or rail station by submitting:

  • Completed application form
  • Colour passport-sized photo (45mm high x 35 mm wide) with name & DoB on back - view examples>>
  • Proof of Age & Identity (anyone of the following: birth/adoption certificate / passport / driving licence / any student ID which shows DoB / official letter from school which confirms DoB)
  • £8 cash or credit/debit card


What are the benefits of yLink?
The card offers substantial savings across all Translink services:

  • Metro 1/3 off cash singles
  • Ulsterbus 1/3 off cash singles
  • NI Railways 1/3 off singles, day returns, weekly and monthly fares
  • Enterprise up to 50% off fares 

yLink terms and conditions>>

yLink Special Offers - valid 1st July 2014 (until 31.08.2015)
• DV8, 10% off
Available in-store only. Please present yLink card at time of purchase.

• The Mourne Lodge, £90 1 night Bed and Breakfast
Based 4 adults sharing. Please quote yLink at time of booking.

• DW Sports, 1 free visit to the fitness club
Full access to the gym, pool, steam room and jacuzzi for the day. Available in DW Sports Club, Boucher Road only

• Clements, 25% off
Available in all branches. Please present yLink card at time of purchase.

• Ulster Rugby, 10% off season ticket (only valid until 1st Nov 2014)
Student season tickets can be purchased from Present yLink card at stadium entrance on arrival to match.

• Little Wings, 20% off
Available in participating outlets; Ann Street, Lisburn Road, Holywood, Bangor and Ballyhackamore. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Please present yLink card at time of purchase

• Jason Shankey Hairdressing, Student Discount Mon - Wed only. Men's cut and style £15. Ladies cut and blow dry £30
House of Fraser, Belfast Salon only. Please present yLink card at time of purchase.

• The MAC, £5 Standard Price tickets at the MAC for selected Fridays
Quote the Promo Code yLink online at or show your yLink card at Box Office.

• Aunt Sandra's Candy Factory, Buy one get one free on any show or Chocolate workshop
Quote 'yLink' at time of booking, and present your yLink card on arrival.

• Eddie Irvine Sports, 25% off
Mon-Fri, 9.30am - 6pm. 10% off all other times. Present yLink card on arrival to redeem discount.

• Slims, 25% off Shakes and Juices
Present yLink card at time of purchase to redeem discount.

• Peter Mark, 30% off all hairdressing for students
Mon - Thurs, 9am - 5pm.

• Virgin Active, 1 day guest pass
Call 02890 765 050 and quote 'yLink' to activate your pass.

• Cable and Wake, 50% off mid-week, 25%  off weekends
Call 07808 966 163 to book and quote 'yLink'