Families who paid a fee for school transport in 2019/20 will receive a refund for the unused portion following the public health measure of closing schools to prevent the spread of Covid19. Bus Éireann operates the School Transport Scheme on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills, and is managing the refund process.
The amount of refund due is based on the number of standard school days missed, and the original fee paid.
✅ In the case of primary students, schools were closed for 31% of the year, and the annual fee is €100.
✅ For post-primary students, with a shorter school year, schools were closed for 26% of the year, and the annual fee is €350.
You will receive an email from Bus Éireann if you are eligible for a refund. The refund will be automatically made to the bank card you used to make the payment, or by cheque if you did not use a card. You do not need to do anything.
Bus Éireann’s Customer Care team are also ready and able to assist with information at 1850 836 611 between 8.30am and 6.00pm daily.
For full information and refund amount you can expect, click here 👉 https://www.education.ie/…/refunds-relating-to-covid-19-sch…