About Our School Services

Dedicated school services will restart on Tuesday 1st September 2020.  Pupils returning to school from Monday 24th August 2020 can use normal Translink bus and rail services. Sessional School Passes will be valid on Translink scheduled services from Monday 24th August.

Translink, working in partnership with the Education Authority (EA) has put plans in place to enable children to return to school safely using public transport this autumn. These plans take into consideration any changes to school opening patterns and are in line with the latest Government guidance on public health.

Schools Services - Route Finder

Enter your school name or nearby stop to get a list of services and their routes to/from that school.

Safeguarding Pupils

We expect that both scheduled timetabled services and dedicated school services will be busy at peak times.   We’ve a range of safety measures in place to protect everyone, including young people travelling to school this September.

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Face Coverings

  • It is now mandatory for all post primary pupils to wear a face covering at all times when travelling on all forms of public and school transport.
  • This new guidance applies to:
    • All dedicated home to school transport
    • All normal scheduled bus and train services Medical and SEN exemptions apply
  • Most people are already wearing a face covering when travelling on public transport with over 85% compliance. This decision has been taken to further help reduce the number of Covid19 cases within the community.

Other Useful Links

Education Restart - The Education Authority have developed a dedicated section for schools on the EA website that provides Frequently Asked Questions, information and guidance for schools to support Education Restart. Find Out More

School Holidays - The non-operational dates for 2020/2021 are now available. Individual schools have discretion for exact holidays within the guidelines outlined in this section. Find Out More

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Using Translink

We operate coach, bus and train services connecting cities, towns and villages throughout Northern Ireland and some cross border routes. We also offer dedicated Park and Ride routes and high frequency services to Belfast and Dublin airports. Find Out More

Tickets and Travel Cards

We have options to suit everyone - ensure best value with a travelcard, or buy tickets online, onboard, at a station or a ticket vending machine. Find Out More

Youth Forum

Our Youth Forum has been set up to cater for young people between the ages of 16 and 23, providing an effective forum through which to channel the views, opinions and experiences of young people using transport services. Find Out More