Incoming 1st year students – School Transport 2020/2021


 Bus Eireann



2020/2021 School Year


  1. Who is eligible?

Children who reside at least 4.8 kilometres from and attending their nearest school are eligible for Post Primary school transport.


  1. How do I apply?

Online to Bus Éireann at

Applications can be made from MONDAY 3rd FEBRUARY 2020.


  1. When do I apply?

Applications should be submitted before the last Friday in April 2020.

 Late applicants are NOT guaranteed a seat.


  1. What is the charge?

The current annual charge is €350 per child with a family maximum of €650.


  1. Can I spread the payment over the school year?

Payments may be made in two instalments in July and December.


  1. Are some children exempt from paying?

Yes. Only eligible children i.e. children residing at least 4.8 kilometres from and attending their nearest school, who hold valid Medical Cards (GMS Scheme), do not pay. All other children must pay.


  1. Where can I get more details on the scheme?

Full terms of the Primary School Transport Scheme are available at and


  1. Where can I get further information?

Log onto the User Guide for full information on how to apply


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