School Transport Scheme services for the 2023/2024 school year – important dates.
Families are asked to note that the closing date for payment/registering medical cards has been brought forward so that Bus Éireann can process applications, arrange transport and issue tickets to families as soon as possible for the 2023/24 school year.
New applicants – Apply by 28 April 2023
The Bus Éireann family portal is now open for new applications for school transport services for the 2023/24 school year. New applications are considered as:
- Pupils who will be attending junior infants in primary school or first year in post-primary school for the first time in 2023.
- Pupils that may move home address or will be attending a new school in the 2023/24 school year
The closing date for new applications is Friday 28 April 2023 . Any new applications made after the closing date are considered late applications and families are not guaranteed a seat.
All applicants – Payment/medical card details – closing date 9 June 2023
The Bus Éireann family portal will be open to accept payments/medical card details from the 3 April 2023 until 9 June 2023 . Payments made after the deadline date will be deemed late and families are not guaranteed a seat at that stage
Payments/medical card details must be submitted for:
• pupils who have previously applied/availed of school transport and require a seat on a service for the 23/24 school year.
Children (who are eligible for school transport) and who possess valid medical cards (GMS Scheme) are exempt from paying the annual charge however, their medical card details must be submitted to Bus Éireann. Bus Éireann will accept medical card details from 3 April 2023 until 9 June 2023. Medical card details received after 9 of June deadline are considered late.
Please find more information here.