Welcome to Barnstable Public Schools Transportation page.
Here you will find the Barnstable Public Schools bus pass application packet, which contains all the information you need to apply for your child’s bus pass. The Question and Answer sheet provides the answers to the most commonly asked questions and you should find it helpful. You may put all of your children on the same application and if you think you are in the free zone, meaning grades K-6 ONLY, that are more than 2 miles from their school, you can still use the same application.
Children cannot ride the school bus without a bus pass, they must display the pass every time they ride the bus and bus passes will have the most up to date route information printed on them. If you need specific information on bus routes, signing up for the bus, school district areas or any transportation question you may have, please feel free to contact us at anytime, we are happy to help you.
Providing safe and efficient transportation services to Barnstable students is a challenge and a priority that we strive for. Barnstable is a very large community in Massachusetts - approximately seventy-two square miles. We transport over 4,000 students to and from eleven different school sites every school day. We also transport Special Ed both in-district as well as outside the district, when needed, our small buses are our in-house fleet. We contract services out to First Student for our big buses and most of our forty-four buses do three different routes both morning and afternoon and many of our runs are well over a half-hour long. Our excellent safety record is a tribute to the hard work of our bus drivers and the support of parents, students and school staff. We thank you.
If you have already applied for your bus pass, you may pick it up on; August 27th and 28th at the Barnstable Intermediate School between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 2:45 P.M. We are located in the lobby as soon as you walk in. This is for bus pass pickup ONLY, If you need to apply for your pass you need to come to the transportation office - please note you may get a temporary bus pass as it is past the deadline. As of Monday August 31st we are open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the transportation office for applications and bus pass pickup. There will be no changes to bus routes until September 21st.