Fare Paying School Transport

Information regarding fare paying school transport

Due to COVID 19, the use of 10 journey tickets and onboard cash has been suspended and a new cashless process has now been implemented.

Parents of non-entitled pupils travelling on fare-paying routes must now pre-book and pre-pay for journeys in advance via iPayImpact (iPay). Pupils will not be able to travel unless they have pre-booked and have a valid weekly bus ticket for the journey. Each school bus will have a set capacity for fare paying pupils and weekly bus tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis.  Tickets will only be available for routes which are designated as 'fare paying'.  Parent can check details of fare paying routes here

Bus tickets for fare paying pupils can only be purchased as a weekly bus ticket and cannot be purchased for individual days. These bus tickets cannot be carried forward and can only be used for the week you have purchased your ticket for. There is no requirement to use the service every day however you will be charged for the full week regardless of how many journeys you make.

Primary School Weekly Bus Ticket Cost - £5.88

Secondary School Weekly Bus Ticket Cost - £7.21

Fare paying pupils will be able to use school transport from Wednesday 12 August if they have purchased a weekly bus ticket in advance. This must be presented to the driver on every journey.

If you require a weekly bus ticket for your child starting from Wednesday 12 Augustthese will be available to be purchased on iPay on Monday 10 August. The first weekly bus ticket that will be available will cover any travel to and from your child's school between Wednesday 12 August - Friday 21 August.You will be notified on Monday 11 August when you can purchase the first weekly bus ticket. Pupils will  be able to pick up any pre-paid bus tickets from the school office when they are in school.

A timetable of how weekly bus pass tickets can be purchased and collected is shown below: -

Weekly Bus TicketTickets available on iPayDate tickets must be purchased byTickets available to be collected at school office
Wednesday 12 - Friday 21 AugustMonday 10 AugustMonday 10 AugustTuesday 11 August
Monday 24 - Friday 28 AugustWednesday 19 AugustThursday 20 AugustFriday 21 August
Monday 31 August - Friday 4 SeptemberWednesday 26 AugustThursday 27 AugustFriday 28 Augist

Pupils who do not have a valid bus pass will not be permitted to travel on school transport, and pupils with valid passes will only be able to travel on the route that they have been assigned or the route fare paying parents have purchased a weekly travel ticket for.

Parents should contact their individual schools or schoolfaretransport@westlothian.gov.uk for further information on pre-booking fare paying transport.