School Transport

School Transport Payments by Medical Cards

Due to essential maintenance with the HSE Medical card system, we will not be able to accept medical card details from 7pm on Friday, 27 November to 1am on Saturday 28 November.

Notice to users of the School Transport Family Portal

The closing date for payments for the 2021 school year was Tuesday, 4 August 2020. While it is possible to submit a payment, your payment is now late.

Late applicants and/or families who pay late are not guaranteed a seat and will only be allocated a seat if capacity is available once seats are allocated to those families who applied and paid on time for transport services for the 2020/2021 school year.

Payments for Post-Primary places completed or made after 4 August 2020 will be only considered when 50% capacity, required by new Covid19 public health guidelines, is achieved on the service for your route. The timeframe for this will vary from route to route and may take a number of weeks to complete.

In that event, or on cancellation, a full refund will be issued.

COVID-19 Notice for School Transport Users and Operators

To ensure a timely response to your query, we are asking all customers and operators to contact your local School Transport office by email, until further notice.

The contact details are:

County of SchoolSchool Transport OfficeEmail address
Laois, Longford, Offaly,
Roscommon, Westmeath
Bus Éireann Athlone School Transport Office
Mayo Bus Éireann Ballina School Transport Office
Cork Bus Éireann Cork School Transport Office
Dublin, Kildare, Meath, Wicklow Bus Éireann Dublin School Transport Office
Cavan, Louth, Monaghan Bus Éireann Dundalk School Transport Office
Galway Bus Éireann Galway School Transport Office
Clare, Limerick, Tipperary (North) Bus Éireann Limerick School Transport Office
Leitrim, Sligo Bus Éireann Sligo School Transport Office
Donegal Bus Éireann Stranorlar School Transport
Kerry Bus Éireann Tralee School Transport Office
Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary (South),
Waterford, Wexford
Bus Éireann Waterford School Transport Office

The School Transport Scheme supports transport to and from school for children who reside remote from their nearest school. The scheme is operated by Bus Éireann on behalf of the Department of Education.

Applications for the School Year 2020/21 must be made by the last Friday in April.
Only new pupils need apply, for example pupils starting Primary school or moving to Post Primary School, or those who are changing home address or school.

Applications for pupils with special educational needs arising from a diagnosed disability should be made through The National Council for Special Education.

Details of all existing pupils who currently hold tickets are already recorded and the email address provided in the registration process previously is used to communicate with families in July when it is time to pay the school transport charges for the new school year.

Payment for school transport tickets may be made online between late June and the last Friday in July.  Details of the closing date will be published soon.