Bus Eireann School Transport Tickets

Applying for Bus Eireann School Bus Tickets 2022/2023:

Applications for Bus Eireann School Transport Tickets for new pupils starting Primary or Post Primary school in Aug/Sept 2022 is due to open in early February 2022.

Only pupils starting school will need to apply. Existing pupils who currently hold tickets will be contacted about payments in July 2022.

The closing date for applications for new school bus tickets for the school year 2022/23 will be the end of April 2022.

If you want to be sure that your child will get a seat on the school transport service for 2022/23, all payments must be made by the end of July 2022.

All payments received after July will be deemed late and a seat cannot be guaranteed.

Usually, Late applications are accepted but will not be guaranteed a seat.

Who is Eligible for School Transport?

  • Primary children are eligible for transport if they live not less than 3.2 kms from and are attending their nearest national school .
  • Post Primary children are eligible for transport where they reside not less than 4.8 kms from  their nearest education centre .

Payments for the school year 2022/23  :

There are two payment options available for Bus Eireann School Transport Tickets for the 2022/23 School Year:-

The full amount is due on or before the 29th July 2022 . After the payment is made, an Annual Ticket for the full school year will be issued.

Half of the amount can be paid by the 29th July 2022 and then a ticket for travel up to 20th December 2022 will be issued. The balance (50%) must be paid by 22nd November 2022. A further ticket, valid for travel up to the end of the school year will then be issued.

Making Payment –  the simplest option is to go to the Bus Eireann school transport login page and pay online at http://www.buseireann.ie

Important – Friday, July 29th  is the final day for payments for your school transport tickets.

If it is not possible to make payment online, cheques/money orders should be made payable to Bus Éireann and posted to your local Bus Éireann School Transport Office.

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Cost of School Transport

  • 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 an exemption for Medical Card holders.

To pay for Bus Eireann School Bus Tickets online you need to have your Bus Eireann family ID and PIN;  You can pay by  VISA or MasterCard.
You can also enter the details of Medical Cards, if applicable. A  medical card acts as a waiver to fees for the school transport.

Don’t forget to apply for the Back to School Allowance

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

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