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School Transport On-Line Application / Tickets

Posted by Schooldays Newhound, on 30/03/2021. School Transport On-Line Application / TicketsTags: Parenting Teachers

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

-Guide for schools: Submitting Statement of Attendance Form during the current Covid-19 Period of Restrictions
-School Transport - Statement of Attendance Form

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

Schools administration during the current public health emergency




(30/03/2021 22:11)

I've applied for school bus for 3 of my kids, however it's saying no service available.
Is there a grant I can apply for instead for remote areas?
Regards, Siobhán


(31/03/2021 10:17)

We believe there is a Remote Area Grant, please check out section 7 of this document

There is a phone number at the end of the document which you can contact to see if the scheme is still operational.

Michelle Donaghy

(02/04/2021 14:05)

Hi I'm applying for 1 child


(04/04/2021 19:22)

Hi my child is in 6th class. Will she automatically transfer to secondary or do I have to reapply

Angela Mc bride

(05/04/2021 10:22)

Hi what about this year I paid for the full year and he the school wasn’t open so what happen s now do I get my money back or do they move it for this year Angie Mc bride

Kathleen Sweeney

(04/08/2021 21:48)

I need to know when my three daughters also post primary will get their concessionary tickets. Transport is from Tara Court Letterkenny to Loreto Secondary school. Why are we left waiting when I paid 50% on 17th of June. It's an absolute disgrace. Parents & guardians need to speak up. I have emailed Bus Eireann & I am still left in the dark, not good enough.


(16/08/2021 09:47)

Child starting Secondary school on 27th Aug 2021 and I have been told by CIE today via telephone Mon 16th Aug 2021 that no decision has been made yet on my Childs seat. CIE took payment prompt enough but cant make prompt decisions. Shocking treatment from Gov run service form Dept of Transport. They should not be able to continue this shocking school bus scheme in its current form as it leaves people in the dark and unable to say if their child has a seat on a bus the week before they start school. If this was a private company allowed to operate like this they simply would not be in business as no one would use them if their service was this bad. Service not fit for purpose as parents who have paid good money may face the very late inconsiderate decision by CIE and may have to make alternative arrangements for their child to get to school despite having had their child's application approved and payment accepted months ago.

Carmel Cavanagh

(16/08/2021 21:35)

I have 4 boys got my tickets today for just 3 of my boys need to get 4 ticket before the 25 of august


(20/08/2021 11:21)

Hi. What can be done if my child does not get a concessionaire seat on the bus to attend post primary school? What are my options?


(23/08/2021 13:44)

Where do we find the bus departure locations and times? I ave the ticket but no idea where and when the bus leaves in the morning time!


(25/08/2021 12:00)

Where can we find bus pick location and times?. Tried ringing. No answer all week.


(25/08/2021 16:06)

Still waiting for school bus ticket. My son is starting school this friday.



(25/08/2021 22:41)

Got my daughters ticket today, no idea what time bus goes or where abouts ?? For the money I at least expected some idea

Louise kearns

(26/08/2021 17:02)

Hi i put in an application a few months back it would not allow me put medical card numbers due to hse hack, and now its saying no seats available, we live over 15 miles from her school and dont understand why there no seats as not many kids use the bus, also just wondering how long before my 2 sons tickets come

Sarah Kerr

(27/08/2021 16:01)

I have a ticket but have no idea what time the bus goes or what time it returns. Impossible to get through to Bus Eireann. Do they not publish a timetable?


(30/08/2021 16:47)

I have applied for a bus ticket for my son Darren Mcinerney
I haven't received it yet
Can u please provide me with an update


(30/08/2021 17:33)

Moved house this yr closest school full medical card does cover if not the nearest school by time cie answered phone portal closed paid the 350 when it re opened child back tomorrow no seat on bus yet once again cant get tru

Patricia Quinlan

(05/09/2021 18:26)

I have been trying to get in contact with buseirenn on the phone for the last 5 days none stop ringing with no success plus I've even got Dublin to email ye and still no reply about tickets for my son were living out the country and need assistance as soon as possible

Pauline hoey

(06/09/2021 11:34)

I have been trying to get through to bus eireann a week now and can’t get anyone on the phone I even went to the office and was told go on line I payed my money on line and still no reply I don’t know if there are seats available or if I am going to get a ticket for my child it’s a nightmare and if I am not getting a ticket i need my refund to try and make other arrangements I just want to know if I am getting a ticket

Gavan Daly

(16/09/2021 13:58)

I have been ringing the Cork Office of the School Transport Scheme for over 2 weeks, for an update on getting the payment of €350 refunded. I have been told we are not being offered a place, but subsequently I received a further email to say Bus Eireann are working trough applications. The phones are not being answered, I have sent emails to, which alose have been unanswered. A bit of common courtesy to reply to an email would go a long way and could be as simple as "We note your application and it will be 1 month before your fee is refunded". Can someone in the Cork Office contact me please. Best regards, Gavan Daly


(21/10/2021 10:32)

Just received an email saying school buses are not back to full capacity yet, still have no bus tickets.

Esther Mabona Williams

(15/11/2021 16:59)

Hi I need help to get my kids on the school bus. I have been ring and I emailed still no answer. Thank you

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