Bus Eireann School Transport Tickets

School Transport 2018/19  : Applying for Bus Eireann School Transport Tickets Online

Applications for School Transport for new pupils starting Primary or Post Primary school in Aug/Sept 2018/19 were opened  on 16th February 2018.

The closing date for applications for new school bus tickets for the  school year 2018/19 was Friday, 27th April 2018. Late applications will be accepted but will not be guaranteed a seat.

Only pupils starting school will need to apply ;-  existing pupils who currently hold tickets will be contacted about payments in July .

You can apply online for your Bus Eireann school bus pass here.

Payments for the school year 2018/19  :

The closing date for payments was Friday 27th of July 2018.
Late payments might be accepted – but do not rely on this option being available to you.


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You can choose to spread the bus fares over 2 payments  – the balance (50%)  will be invoiced in November and must be paid by 20th November 2018

Late payments for tickets for can usually be submitted after Dec 7th – 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  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

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3 thoughts on “Bus Eireann School Transport Tickets

  1. My kids get the bus to school … but I have to collect them as the bus does not come back the same route.
    Seems crazy I have to pay for one way option .. and btw 4 other children get collected at the same stop.

  2. Hi, my daughter has the medical card do I have to pay or the school bus is free. Thank you

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