School transport scheme

The Department of Education and Skills provides subsidised school transport for primary and post-primary pupils. Bus Éireann runs the school bus service and the Department of Education and Skills decides the annual fares.

Bus Éireann’s on-line application system for school transport is now open for the 2016/17 school year. The closing date for applications is 29 April 2016. Please note that only new pupils need apply, for example, pupils starting primary school or pupils moving to post primary school in Autumn 2016.

There are separate schemes for primary and post primary children.