Apply online to Bus Éireann at www.buseireann.ie
or by contacting your Local Bus Éireann office
Applications should be made by the last Friday in April each year.
Post-primary School Transport
The Post-primary school transport scheme supports the transport to and from school of children who live more than 4.8 kilometres from and are attending their nearest post-primary education centre/school, subject to the following limited exceptions relating to ethos and language:
Children who, for reasons of their religious ethos, choose to attend their nearest minority religion denominational school may be eligible for school transport to that school, even if it is not their nearest school.
Children who choose to attend their nearest all-Irish school/unit may be eligible for school transport to that school/unit, even if it is not their nearest school.
Children who choose to attend their nearest all-English school/unit may be eligible for school transport to that school/unit, even if it is not their nearest school.
For information on the scheme, including eligibility criteria see:
Post Primary School Transport Scheme
This document provides detailed information on the Post Primary School Transport Scheme.
Application forms should be completed and signed by the parent, school principal and the Special Education Needs Organiser [SENO].
Parents or pupils who have reached 18 years may appeal a decision made by the Department under the terms of the school transport schemes and/or grant aid under the terms of the school transport schemes. See the School Transport Appeals website
School Transport, Department of Education & Skills, Portlaoise Road
, R35 Y2N5