• Fare Busing

    Important Update

    Due to the volume of students we are processing, we are not able to contact everyone at this time. Once payment has been received and processed, you will need to log in to your Student Quick Pay account for your bus route information.

    Bus Eligibility

    The State of Texas defines the parameters in determining whether or not a student is declared eligible for regular education school bus transportation.

    • A student must live two miles or more from their assigned school
    • The two miles is measured from the midpoint of your property to the bus loading area adjacent to the door at your student's assigned school by using the shortest possible distance on public roads.
    • Addresses with long driveways or apartments will be measured using the spot where the main driveway meets the public road. 

    Not Eligible for Busing?

    For students who are not eligible for regular transportation to their assigned school, Plano ISD offers a Fare Busing program on a space available, area available, and first-come-first-served basis.  Please review the Fare Busing Guidelines.

    Fare Busing Cost

    The current school year price per student is:
     $500 per year

    Fare Busing enrollment and payment will only be accepted for the full year. If the student moves and/or no longer needs Fare Busing during the school year, parents should cancel the service in writing using the Fare Busing Cancelation form to receive a refund. 

    For more information, please call (469) 752-0992.

  • Schools Not Eligible for Busing

    There are 10 elementary schools not available for Fare busing. 

    • Andrews
    • Bethany
    • Davis
    • Haun
    • Hedgcoxe
    • Hightower
    • Hughston
    • Skaggs
    • Thomas
    • Wells

  • How to Apply for Fare Busing

    Is my address eligible for busing?

    Before you complete the Fare Busing application, we invite you to utilize our Route Finder tool to check for bus eligibility for your home address. Select the State of Texas, and then select Plano ISD (which is listed fifth from the top of the list). Please enter only the physical street address, without the zip code or school name.  For example: 600 Seabrook Dr.   If your home address is eligible for busing, the bus route information and stop locations will be displayed for each campus that is bus eligible.  If no information is shown, then proceed with the Fare Busing application process.  

    Apply Online

    1. Read the Fare Busing Guidelines.  
    2. Complete the Fare Busing Enrollment Form.

    Wait for Processing

    Allow our department at least five business days to process your enrollment and determine whether you are eligible and if we have room on a bus in your area to accommodate your request. We will call you when the process is complete.

    Although we will make every attempt to establish bus service in time for the first day of school, in some cases we must delay placement for 3-10 school days to determine the eligible student load on the bus in your area.

    Pay for Busing (AFTER APPROVAL)

    All approved riders are required to make a minimum semester payment which includes a yearly registration fee to initiate service.

    Online payment is accepted through Student Quick Pay or by delivering a cashier's check or money order to the Transportation Services office. Student Quick Pay will have a 3.75% service charge for each transaction.

    Create an online account (Instructions)

  • Fare Busing Address Change Request

    Complete the form below to request an address change for a student currently enrolled in the Fare Busing program.

    Fare Busing Address Change Request

  • Fare Busing Cancellation

    Need to cancel Fare Busing?

    • Any cancellation of service must be submitted in writing to our office.

    • Cancellation of Service MUST be received on or before the 10th of the month in order to be eligible for a prorated refund.

    • If no cancellation notification is provided, we will assume the service is still being used and you will be expected to remit the fee for the second semester.

    To cancel service, please select the Fare Busing Cancellation Form