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Travel money cards

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An STA Travel Money Card offers a flexible, easy and safe way to manage your money whilst abroad. Accepted in all shops, bars and restaurants displaying the Mastercard logo, a Travel Money Card helps you avoid the cost and hassle of exchanging money and handling currency. Budget effortlessly whilst on the road and earn money back with up to 11%^ cashback on purchases available, 

What is a prepaid travel money card?

Travel money cards do exactly what they say on the tin. You load cash onto a card, which can then be used in ATMs, shops and restaurants just like a debit or credit card wherever you see the Mastercard Acceptance Mark, that's millions of locations worldwide!


  • 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.

Our Travel Money Card range

Prepaid Mastercard® Cashcard

From £22Buy online & instore
  • 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

From £12Buy online & instore
  • Award winning!
  • 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 Mastercard Cashcard

From £12Buy instore
  • Available to everyone aged 18-30
  • A youth ID, discount card and prepaid currency card in one
  • Youth discounts with STA Travel
  • 1000s of UK and worldwide discounts!

So, why should you get an STA Travel CashFLEX card?

What is an STA Travel Money Card?

An STA Travel Money Card 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 Money Card?

You can buy a travel money card online via the STA Travel website or visit us in store. Choose from a classic cashcard, student cashcard or youth cashcard.

How do I top up my travel money card?

You can top up the funds in your eccount or on your card by bank transfer, with a credit or debit card and with cash at a post office or paypoint. You can also top up for FREE at all STA Travel stores in the UK*. Once you have funds in your eccount you can transfer them on and off your card. You can do this in the STA Travel App, online, by phone or by text.

How do I check my card balance?

You can check your balance in the STA Travel App, online, by calling the automated service or by 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 Travel Money Card to pay in our store.

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

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

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

You should allow approximately 7-10 working days for your card to arrive. If you are travelling within two weeks please pop into one of our stores where an instant purchase card is available.

Can I give my parents access to my account?

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

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*Fees may apply for other loading channels. 

**25p at UK ATM, for overseas check machine for facility and fees may apply. 

^Terms and conditions apply


The STA Travel ISIC Prepaid Mastercard Cashcard, the STA Travel Prepaid Mastercard Cashcard and the STA Travel IYTC 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. IDT Financial Services 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