Created on: February 8, 2024
Modified on: April 19, 2024

Pupils from Ukraine who require school transport should not apply on the Bus Éireann family portal but should send request for School Transport.

Please note that any pupils from Ukraine who are currently on school transport do not need to re-apply for the 2024/25 school year unless they have changed address or school.


Pupils residing in host family homes/independent living/pledged accommodation

New applications for school transport for the above children must be made by the parent/guardian directly.

A new application is if your child has:

  • been enrolled for the first time in school
  • moved schools
  • moved accommodation
  • If you have made an application for your child for school transport previously and their home or school address has not changed, you do not need to re-apply for school transport, the application will carry over to the 23/24 school year.


If a pupil has changed their home address or changed school then a new application must be submitted.

All new and existing applications for transport will be assessed by Bus Éireann over the summer months.

For pupils residing in host family homes/independent living/pledged accommodation, the normal eligibility criteria will not apply and eligibility will be granted to the school that the child/children are enrolled in provided that this is the closest school that has capacity for the pupil at the time of enrolment.

As seats are assigned to pupils, Bus Éireann will issue tickets to families. Children will be expected to meet the service at the existing pick-up point.

There will be no charge for the ticket.