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SCHOOL TRANSPORT SCHEME – ANNUAL TICKET CHARGES 2014/2015

There are two payment options available for 2014/15 School Year:-

Option 1
The amount due may be paid in full (100%) on or before the deadline date of 25 July 2014 in which case an Annual Ticket for the full school year will be issued – see table.

Option 2
Alternatively 50% of the amount due can be paid by the deadline date of 25 July 2014 and a ticket valid for travel up to 19 December 2014 will be issued. The balance (50%) due will be invoiced in November and must be paid by 5 December 2014 and a further ticket, valid for travel up to the end of the school year will be issued – see table.

  Option 1 Option 2
Pupil Category 100% Payment
due by
25 July 2014
or 50% Payment
due by
25 July 2014
50% Payment
due by 
5 December 2014
Primary Pupils €100.00   or €50.00 €50.00
Maximum Payment
For Primary Pupils
€220.00   or €110.00 €110.00
Post Primary Pupils €350.00   or €175.00 €175.00
Maximum Family
Contribution
€650.00   or €325.00 €325.00

Eligible pupils holding valid medical cards (GMS Scheme) continue to be exempt from paying charges.

Please note that only 50% or 100% payment will be accepted in respect of pupils from the same family.  It is not possible to pay 50% for one pupil and 100% for another listed under the same Family ID Number.

For a safer journey pupils must wear their safety belts

 

School Transport Online Payments & Medical Cards

Bus Éireann is pleased to offer an online payment and medical card facility for school transport tickets that is convenient and easy to use. Payment for 2014/15 school year can be made from July 2014.

Tickets for fully eligible pupils will be posted out in early August and tickets for concessionary catchment boundary and ineligible pupils will be posted out when spare seats are allocated at a later date.

If you have a query with a School Transport online transaction, please email your local Bus Éireann School Transport Office quoting your Family ID Number which can be found on an existing pupil's school Bus ticket

 

School Transport Applications for Primary & Post Primary Pupils

Bus Éireann are pleased to offer an online application system for School Transport for primary & post primary pupils for the 2014/2015 school year.  The closing date for the receipt of applications for 2014/2015 was Friday, 25 April, 2014. Services for school year 2014/15 will be planned and seats provided based on applications received before this date. Late applications will be processed in due course but please note that late applicants will not be guaranteed a seat on a school transport service. 

A list of schools is available here.  Please consult this list and obtain the roll number for your school before proceeding to the application page. 

Please click here to submit an online application. This is the most efficient method of application

Alternatively School Transport application forms for 2014/2015 are available to download.  Completed forms should be returned to Bus Eireann.

Cliceáil anseo chun Fhoirm iarratais Scéim Iompair Scoile 2014/2015 a íoslódáil. 

APPLICATIONS FOR TRANSPORT FOR PUPILS WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS ARISING FROM A DIAGNOSED DISABILITY SHOULD BE MADE THROUGH THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION.

 

Changes to Post Primary School Transport Scheme

Changes introduced from the 2011/12 school year onwards

A number of changes to the Post Primary School Transport Scheme came into effect from the beginning of school year 2011/12.  Included in these changes was an increase to ten in the minimum number of eligible pupils from a distinct locality, as determined by Bus Éireann, required to establish/retain a school transport service.  

Changes introduced from the 2012/13 school year onwards

From the commencement of the 2012/13 school year, the use of the Catchment Boundary Area (CB) System as a means of determining eligibility ceased for all pupils newly entering post primary school. 

  • From the 2012/13 school year, school transport eligibility for all pupils newly entering a post primary school is determined by reference to the distance they reside from their nearest Post-Primary Education Centre having regard to ethos and language. 
  • To be considered eligible for school transport, pupils must reside 4.8 kilometres or more from and be attending their nearest Post-Primary Education Centre, as determined by the Department and Bus Éireann, having regard to ethos and language. 
  • Pupils who are not eligible for school transport, under the above criteria, may apply for concessionary transport subject to a number of terms and conditions. These concessionary pupils will not be exempt from paying the annual charge nor will they count for the establishment or retention of a service.

 

School Transport Refund Applications

Refund application forms are available to download here and may be sent to the local School Transport Office.

 

Travel Ticket Replacement Form

School Transport Travel Ticket Replacement Form’s are available here

Cliceáil anseo chun an fhoirm D’athsholáthar Ceadúnas Taistil a íoslódáil. 

 

 

Contact details for local Bus Éireann School Transport Offices

Region Local Office Contact No.
Westmeath, Longford,
Offaly, Roscommon,
Laois
Bus Éireann School Transport Office
Station Road 
Athlone
Email: schools.athlone@buseireann.ie
090 6473277
Mayo Bus Éireann School Transport Office
Kevin Barry Street,
Ballina
Email: schools.ballina@buseireann.ie
096 71816
Dublin, Kildare,
Meath, Wicklow
Bus Éireann School Transport Office
Tara House,Tara Street,Dublin 2
Email: schools.dublin@buseireann.ie
01 8302222
Louth, Monaghan,
Cavan
Bus Éireann School Transport Office
Bus Station Dundalk
Long Walk,
Dundalk
Email: schools.dundalk@buseireann.ie
042 9355065
042 9355069
Cork Bus Éireann School Transport Office
Capwell
Cork
Email: schools.cork@buseireann.ie
021 4557137
021 4557129
Clare, Limerick
Tipperary (North)
Bus Éireann School Transport Office
Roxboro Road,
Limerick
Email: schools.limerick@buseireann.ie
061 217484
Galway Bus Éireann School Transport Office
Ceannt Station,
Eyre Square,
Galway
Email: schools.galway@buseireann.ie
091 537530
Sligo, Leitrim Bus Éireann School Transport Office
Lord Edward Street,
Sligo
Email: schools.sligo@buseireann.ie
071 9160440
Donegal Bus Éireann School Transport Office
Stranorlar
Email: schools.stranorlar@buseireann.ie
074 9131008
Waterford, Carlow,
Tipperary (South),
Kilkenny, Wexford
Bus Éireann School Transport Office
The Quay
Waterford
Email: schools.waterford@buseireann.ie
051 873401 

 
Kerry Bus Éireann School Transport Office
Casement Station,
Tralee
Email: schools.tralee@buseireann.ie
066 7164750

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Guidelines for Discipline

Please click here for the Guidelines for Discipline and Procedures for Dealing with Alleged Misbehaviour on School Transport

Cliceáil anseo chun Treoirlínte maidir le Smacht agus le Nósanna Imeachta is Féidir a chur i gcrích chun déileáil le drochiompar, a chuirtear i leith Daltaí, ar Iompar Scoile

 

In the interests of safety please remind your children to wear Safety Belts at all times when travelling by car or school bus.

 School Bus Safety Video - Irish Version

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