School Transport Services / Tickets

Bus Éireann Payment Portal is now open. Payment Deadline Date for 2021/22 School Year is 30 July 2021

Deadline date for payment / submitting medical card details for the 2021/22 school year is Friday, 30 July 2021.

To allow for planning of school transport services for the new school year, that are aligned to public health advice, the Family Portal will close after the payment deadline and will not re-open until 20 August 2021.  It will not be possible to submit an application or payment for Primary/Post Primary transport for the new school year during this period.

You may still may make a payment following this date, but you cannot be guaranteed a seat, according to Bus Éireann.

Important Message to Medical Card Holders

Department of Education states: Unfortunately, the medical card verification system used as payment for school transport tickets is currently unavailable due to the cyberattack on the HSE systems.  While this issue is outside of our control, we are working with the HSE to find a resolution as soon as possible. Bus Éireann is communicating directly with existing medical card holders in relation to processing their applications, and we have rolled forward their child’s medical card details used successfully for payment last year as payment for their 21/22 school transport ticket, where their child continues to be eligible for transport. For a large number of parents, they will have nothing further to do.

Information note relating to refunds for the unused portion of tickets following closure of schools arising from public health measures relating to Covid-19 restrictions.

Bus Éireann has commenced issuing refunds to families who are due to receive a refund for the unused portion of their ticket for the period of school closures arising from public health measures/Covid-19 restrictions in the 2020/2021 school year. Bus Éireann is managing this refund process on behalf of the Department of Education.

More than 42,000 families who paid fees for school transport relating to the 2020/21 school year are set to receive refunds. Queries should be emailed to [email protected].

Full information is available at

School Transport On-Line Application / Tickets

To use School Transport Scheme Services, pupils must be in possession of a valid ticket for travel.

School Transport Applications 2021/2022

Bus Éireann’s on-line application system for school transport is now open for the 2021/22 school year.

The closing date for School Transport Applications is Friday, 30 April, 2021.

How to Apply

Apply on-line now @\schooltransport

Submitting Statement of Attendance Form during the current Covid-19 Period of Restrictions

Important Information regarding school administration issues during the current public health emergency

Schools administration during the current public health emergency

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