Fees overview

On 01 January 2019, the fees applicable to Public Bus Passenger Service Licences changed.

The fees applicable to licence applications are now linked to the number of services provided.

Fee Bands:

Band Number of services per year
Band A 1-624
Band B 625-3,000
Band C >3,001

How to calculate the Fee Band

The number of services per year are calculated as follows:

  • an outbound service is 1 service; an outbound and return service are 2 services (1 vehicle maximum being used to provide the service)
    • where a service operates a part of the overall route, or an express version of the route, these are counted as one service.
  • where the service has licensed supplemental services, they are counted as 0.5 of a service (to allow for the fact that they may not operate).
  • where a service operates for the college term only, then the service is calculated as operating for 35 weeks of the year, to allow for college holidays, breaks, lower frequency required for exams, etc.

Fees by licence category:

 

Regular Licence Band A Band B Band C
Application €100 €100 €100
Licence Issue €200 €400 €800
Amendment €50 €100 €200
Transfer €50 €100 €200
Renewal Fee €300 €500 €900

 

Specific Targeted Licence Band A Band B Band C
Application €100 €100 €100
Licence Issue €200 €400 €800
Amendment €50 €100 €200
Transfer €50 €100 €200
Renewal Fee €300 €500 €900

 

Event / Venue Licence Band A Band B Band C
Application €50 €50 €50
Licence Issue 0 0 0

 

Temporary Licence Band A Band B Band C
Application €100 €100 €100
Licence Issue 0 0 0

 

Demand Responsive Licence Band A Band B Band C
Application €100 €100 €100
Licence Issue €200 €400 €800
Amendment €50 €100 €200
Transfer €50 €100 €200
Renewal Fee €300 €500 €900

 

Fees for International Travel

Fees for EU Authorisation

New Application/ Renewal of Existing EU Authorisation
Fee description Fee (€)
Basic Application Fee 35.55
Additional fees: due for each country proposed to be crossed in transit in such application 3.81

 

Fees due only if EU Authorisation Granted
Fee description Fee (€)
On grant of an EU Authorisation 10.16
Due for each year of validity or part thereof of the EU Authorisation (max. 5 years, €82.55) 16.51
per year
Each certified true copy 2.54

 

Application for and grant of variation to an existing International Authorisation
Fee description Fee (€)
Application for and grant of variation to an existing International Authorisation 16.51
Each certified true copy 2.54

 

Fees for EU Journey Form Books (occasional travel to the EU)

Fee description Fee (€)
One book of EU Journey Forms 31.74

 

Fees for Interbus Waybill Books (occasional travel and closed-door tours to the United Kingdom including Northern Ireland)

Fee description Fee (€)
One book of Interbus Waybills 60

 

Payment Methods:

Payment can be made by sending a cheque or postal order, made out to the National Transport Authority, to:

National Transport Authority
Public Transport Regulation Division
Dún Scéine
Iveagh Court
Harcourt Lane
Dublin 2
D02 WT20

SPSV driver licence fees cannot be paid to the account details below. If making a new/ renewal application for an SPSV driver licence please contact us on 0761 064000.

If you wish to pay by Electronic Funds Transfer the details required are as follows:

Account Name: National Transport Authority – Bus Licensing Revenue
Account No: 22535803
Sort Code: 93-10-12
IBAN: IE24 AIBK 9310 1222 5358 03
Swift: AIB KIE 2D

When making EFT payments to the NTA Bus Licensing bank account applicants must include their name or identifiable reference and email this reference to buslicensing@nationaltransport.ie

The Authority cannot accept any cash payments.