School transport is granted without applying if the student’s distance to school is
- more than 3 km / 1st and 2nd grade
- more than 5 km / 3rd to 9th grade.
School transport is always organized primarily by bus. A taxi can be used only if there is no public transport in the area.
School transport can be applied for
- due to danger or difficulty in making the trip, taking into account the age of the student.
- for health reasons (an expert opinion from a doctor or psychologist must be provided) or for student welfare reasons. The expert opinion does not oblige the municipality to organize transportation, but it is used as a recommendation.
Factors such as a custodian’s professional commitment, illness, shift work, studying or caring for other children in home care are not sufficient grounds.
School transport is issued only for the official address of the child, registered in the Population Information System.
School transport for children under 13 years old may last 2.5 hours. School travel time includes walking, waiting and transportation.
Preschool transport is arranged if the child’s distance to preschool is more than 3 km.