School Transport 2018/19 : Applying for Bus Eireann School Transport Tickets Online
The closing date for applications for new school bus tickets for the school year 2018/19 is Friday, 27th April 2018. Only pupils starting school will need to apply – existing pupils who currently hold tickets will be contacted about payments in July .
Applications for School Transport for New Children starting Primary or Post Primary school in Aug/Sept 2018/19 have been open since Friday, 16th February 2018.
Payments for the school year 2018/19 :
The closing date for payments will be the end of July 2018.
Late payments might be accepted – but do not rely on this option being available to you.
You can choose to spread the bus fares over 2 payments – the balance (50%) will be invoiced in November and must be paid by 1st December 2018
Late payments for tickets for can usually be submitted after Dec 1st – and where seats are available tickets will be issued. Where late payments are made and there are no seats available then payments will be refunded.
- For secondary school pupils the charge is €350 per pupil or 2 payments of €175. (Max per family of €650) .
- For primary school buses the fare is €100 per pupil or 2 payments of €50 (Max per family of €220).
- There is no charge for Medical Card holders.
To pay for Bus Eireann School Bus Tickets online you need to have your Bus Eireann family ID and PIN; both numbers are on the invoice you received from Bus Éireann. You can pay by VISA or MasterCard .
You can also enter the details of Medical Cards, if applicable, for children who are eligible for free transport.
There are two payment options available for the 2018/19 School Year:-
The full amount due can be paid on or before the 27th July 2018 in which case an Annual Ticket for the full school year will be issued .
OR half of the amount due can be paid by the deadline date of 27th July 2018 and a ticket valid for travel up to 19th December 2018 will be issued. The balance (50%) due will be invoiced in November and must be paid by 30th November 2018 A further ticket, valid for travel up to the end of the school year will then be issued
You can apply online for your Bus Eireann school bus pass here.
You can also pay for school bus bus tickets by cheque, credit card or cash at your local Bus Éireann School Transport office or over the telephone by phoning a Bus Eireann local office at one of the phone numbers below.
Contact numbers for local Bus Éireann School Transport Offices
Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow ,Meath 01 8302222
Louth, Monaghan, Cavan 042 682 5900
Westmeath, Longford, Offaly Roscommon, Laois 09064 73277
Mayo 096 71816
Cork 021 4557137
Clare, Tipperary (North), Limerick 061 217484
Galway 091 537530
Sligo, Leitrim 071 9160440
Donegal 074 9131008
Waterford, Tipperary (South), Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford 051 873401
Kerry 066 7164750
From www.buseireann.ie website