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 School||School Transport Office||Email address|
|Laois, Longford, Offaly,
|Bus Éireann Athlone School Transport Officefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mayo||Bus Éireann Ballina School Transport Officeemail@example.com|
|Cork||Bus Éireann Cork School Transport Officefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dublin, Kildare, Meath, Wicklow||Bus Éireann Dublin School Transport Officeemail@example.com|
|Cavan, Louth, Monaghan||Bus Éireann Dundalk School Transport Officefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Galway||Bus Éireann Galway School Transport Officeemail@example.com|
|Clare, Limerick, Tipperary (North)||Bus Éireann Limerick School Transport Officefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Leitrim, Sligo||Bus Éireann Sligo School Transport Officeemail@example.com|
|Donegal||Bus Éireann Stranorlar School Transportfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kerry||Bus Éireann Tralee School Transport Officeemail@example.com|
|Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary (South),
|Bus Éireann Waterford School Transport Officefirstname.lastname@example.org|
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 and Skills.
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.