Applying for school transport

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 online application system for school transport is now open for the 2018/2019 school year.

The closing date for applications is Friday 27 April 2018. Please note that only new pupils need apply, for example, pupils who are starting primary school or moving to post-primary school in Autumn 2018.

There are separate schemes for primary and post-primary children.