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STA Travel Cashflex

Travel Money Cards


STA Travel CashFLEX offers you a range of prepaid currency cards for a flexible, easy and safe way to manage your money. Choose an STA ISIC Cashcard for students or a Cashcard for all to use at home and abroad and avoid the cost and hassle of exchanging money.



What is a prepaid travel money card?

Prepaid cards do exactly what they say on the tin. You load cash onto a card, which can then be used in shops and restaurants just like a debit or credit card.


  • Budget on the road
    With the STA Travel app, online, by phone, or even by text
  • Safe
    No need for cash and cards are not linked to a bank account.
  • Save on fees
    Free UK and overseas transactions.

STA Travel Cashcards

STA Travel

Prepaid MasterCard® Cashcard

  • Available to all UK residents over 18
  • Free second card
  • Comes with a £10 cash loaded to start you off
  • Earn cashback


Prepaid MasterCard® Cashcard

  • Available to full-time students aged 18+
  • A student ID, discount card and prepaid currency card in one
  • Student discounts with STA Travel
  • 1000s of UK and worldwide ISIC discounts

Prepaid Currency Cards: Your questions answered

What is an STA Travel Cashcard?

An STA Travel Cashcard offers many of the same features as a debit or credit card, but you can only spend the money that you have loaded onto it. This makes it a convenient alternative to carrying cash abroad, reduces the risk of your bank details being stolen and can be a more cost effective solution than debit or credit cards.

How do I buy an STA Travel Cashcard?

You can buy a Cashcard online via the STA Travel website or visit us in store. Choose from a classic cashcard or student cashcard.

How do I top up my Cashcard?

You can top up your funds by bank transfer, with a credit or debit card and with cash at a post office or paypoint. You can also top up at all STA Travel stores in the UK*

How do I check my card balance?

You can check your balance online, by calling the automated service or text. You can also check your balance at UK ATMs**

How do I earn cashback?

You can earn up to 11% cashback with selected UK retailers by purchasing products in their shops. You can also earn 5% cashback by using your card with STA Travel in any of our stores and online around the world to book travel and activities with us as you travel. Once you're back in the UK you can earn 5% cashback if you book another trip with us and use your STA Cashcard to pay in our store.

How long will it take for my cashback to be credited?

You can expect to see your STA Travel earned cashback within 7 working days of the transaction.

How long will it take for my STA Travel Cashcard to arrive?

You should allow approximately two weeks for your card to arrive. If you are travelling within two weeks please pop into one of our stores (link to find a store page) where an instant purchase card is available.

Can I give my parents access to my eccount?

Yes, you can advise us by email or telephone that anyone else of your choosing can access your eccount. Go to the get in touch page for full contact details.

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The STA Travel ISIC Prepaid Mastercard Cashcard and the STA Travel Prepaid Mastercard Cashcard are issued by IDT Financial Services Limited pursuant to a license from Mastercard International. Mastercard and the Mastercard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of Mastercard International. IDT Financial Services Limited is a regulated bank, licensed by the Financial Services Commission, Gibraltar. Registered Office: 57-63 Line Wall Road, Gibraltar. Registered No. 95716. All communications should be sent to STA Travel, PO Box 3753, Chester, CH1 9UH.

**This facility is available subject to electronic identity checks.