Apply for School Transport
Applications for pupils with special educational needs arising from a diagnosed disability should be made through The National Council for Special Education.
As school transport is fee free for 2022/23, all account holders now need to confirm their request for tickets.
Register for School Transport
If you are a first time user, you will need to create an online Family Portal account. If you are a returning Account Holder who is adding a new pupil, you can proceed straight to the login page.
Click on the links provided on the login page to create your account. Before you begin, you must have a valid email address. Registration ensures that you can access the services available. Registration also confirms that you have a valid email address that we can use to send you communications and notifications. You need to register once only.
The online Family Portal runs best on a PC or laptop. Mobile Phone / Tablet use is not recommended.
Children are eligible for school transport where they reside not less than 3.2 kilometres from and are attending their nearest Primary school, or reside not less than 4.8 kilometres from and are attending their nearest Post Primary school, as determined by the Department of Education and Bus Éireann, having regard to ethos and language.
Distance eligibility will be determined by Bus Éireann by measuring the shortest traversable route from the child’s home to the relevant school.
A minimum number of 10 eligible children residing in a distinct locality, as determined by Bus Éireann, are required before consideration may be given to the establishment or retention of school transport services, provided this can be done within reasonable cost limits.
For school bus operating purposes a “distinct locality” is a cluster of eligible children who reside in the same general area, in the same general direction from the school attended, as determined by Bus Éireann taking cognisance of the local road network. A service to convey a group of children whose homes are at scattered points in a school district would not be considered.
A seat on a service will not be guaranteed in the event that parents/guardians of children submit late applications or make late payments after the deadline published on Bus Éireann invoices, regardless of eligibility status under this Scheme.
Changing your School or Home Address
If you are changing your home address or school that the child is attending, you must apply for School Transport again. Your eligibility status may change as a result.