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School Transport Upper Secondary School

School transport is defined as daily transport between a student’s home and the school, to the school’s regular start and end time. As a general rule, Brakar decides whether the student is granted free school transport.

Who is eligible for free school transport to upper secondary education

  • Students who live more than 6 kilometers from their school and reside outside the dispensation area.*
  • Students with special needs documented with a doctor’s certificate/expert opinion

More information about rules and guidelines can be found here.

*Viken County Municipality has been granted dispensation from the main rule of free school transport for upper secondary students residing in Drammen, Lier, Øvre Eiker, Modum, Hole, Ringerike, and Kongsberg for the school year 2023-24. Students residing in these areas are required to purchase a Youth Card (Ungdomskort) themselves.

How to apply

Students who live more than 6 kilometers from their school and reside outside the dispensation area should apply for school transport via the Student Portal. Students can track the progress of their application through their user account in the Student Portal.

Students who need school transport due to special needs should apply for school transport through their school.

Upper secondary schools in former Akershus

If you live in a dispensation area and attend an upper secondary school in former Akershus, you can be reimbursed for monthly tickets (Ruter youth card) for travel outside the area covered by the youth card in Buskerud. The cost of season tickets for trains will only be refunded up to the equivalent cost of a Ruter youth ticket.

Applications are submitted via the Student Portal. If you cannot find your school in the portal, contact Brakar at skoleskyss@brakar.no.

Travel expenses to internship/placement sites

As a general rule, transportation to internship/placement sites should follow the same rules as transportation to school. The introduction of the youth card as school transport means that the youth card should primarily be used for travel to internships.

Go to the application form (PDF).

School Cards

Information about the mode of transport will be provided by the school. School transport is primarily carried out using public transportation, and students are provided with a school card that can be used on the bus. Read more about the school card here.

Students should keep the school card they have from previous school years, but they must apply for school transport for each individual school year. Students without an approved application by week 40 will have their school card blocked.

How to find bus schedules

  1. Go to the journey planner on the homepage or search in the Brakar Reise or Entur app.
  2. Search from your own address to the school’s address to find the best travel suggestion.
  3. Remember to specify the correct date, as the times may vary from day to day.

In areas without public transportation, students will be transported by taxi to the nearest bus stop or directly to the school. Walking distance to the bus stop will be assessed according to the Education Act in each individual case.

Self-Provided Transport:

Parents/guardians can apply to provide transport themselves if the student cannot use public transportation. The application must be submitted and approved in advance. More information about transport reimbursement.

More information

Frequently Asked Questions

There are different rules depending on whether you are a student in primary school or in secondary education.

Those entitled to transport in primary school are:

  • Pupils in grade 1 who live more than 2 kilometers from the school
  • Pupils in grades 2–10 who live more than 4 kilometers from the school
  • Pupils who have a particularly dangerous or difficult route to school
  • Pupils with special needs documented with a doctor’s certificate/expert opinion

Those entitled to transport in upper secondary education are:

  • Students who live more than 6 kilometers from their school and reside outside the dispensation area.
  • Students with special needs documented with a doctor’s certificate/expert opinion

Note that the distance is measured as the shortest walkable route between home and school, not the driving route or the bus route. If the student or parents disagree with the measurement, they can appeal. If there are errors in this measurement, please contact skoleskyss@brakar.no.

In primary school, the schools apply on behalf of the pupils. In upper secondary school (high school), the students themselves apply through the Student Portal. Students applying for transport due to medical reasons should apply through the school.

Decisions on school transport are individual decisions according to the Norwegian Public Administration Act. The decision on school transport is valid for one school year at a time. You must reapply before each school year, and a new decision will be made.

Conditions and abilities can change over time. An updated medical certificate must be submitted with all new applications for school transport to have sufficient information to make an individual decision.

Children whose parents do not live together are entitled to transport between home and school to/from both parents’ home addresses when the parents have shared daily care. It is assumed that the child meets the transport requirement for the address to which transport is applied. There should be predictability in where the child lives so that it is possible to plan the transport, for example, every other week or two weeks at a time with each of the parents. Furthermore, it must be possible to organize a rational transport in terms of travel time and economy. If this is not possible, the student will be denied school transport.

The Viken County Municipality has been granted an exemption from the main rule of free school transport for high school students living in Drammen, Lier, Øvre Eiker, Modum, Hole, Ringerike, and Kongsberg. Students living in these areas must purchase a youth card themselves.

You apply for transport through the Student Portal. Please contact skoleskyss@brakar.no if you cannot find your school in the Student Portal.

You can purchase a youth card, which is valid on all Brakar’s routes (except route 200 outside Buskerud) until the year you turn 20. Children from the age of 6 can purchase the youth card, and it will be cheaper than buying a 30-day season ticket for children. Read more about the youth card.

Students entitled to free school transport receive an electronic school card. They receive this at the school they attend.

The card can be used for 2 journeys per school day with any transfers according to regular transfer rules. One journey to school and one journey to the residence. If the student chooses to go home with a friend after school within the zone, it is okay to use the card, but it depends on capacity. The card can be used between 06:00 and 17:00 (departure time of the bus). The card is not valid for travel on weekends and school holidays.

The card is personal and cannot be lent to others.

Forgotten school card:

Pupils who have forgotten their school card should be allowed to travel by bus to school on the first day. For the return journey from school, the student must show a temporary travel permit issued by the school.

Lost/damaged school card:

If you have lost or damaged the school card, you will need to notify the school immediately so that a new card can be issued. The school will issue a temporary travel permit. You should normally receive a new card within two weeks. Pupils who have lost or damaged their school card should be allowed to travel by bus to school on the first day. For the return journey from school, the pupil must show a temporary travel permit.

For students in high school:

The school card is free of charge when issued for the first time. When ordering a new school card for students in high school, a fee of 250 NOK per card is imposed. The fee must be paid before the new card is issued. For more information, please contact the administration at your school.

Students who use the bus to get to school  and need to go home during the school day can use their school card on another bus departure. For students who travel by taxi, alternative transportation must be arranged by the parents/guardians. The timing of the taxi transport cannot be changed, it can only be cancelled. Please inform the taxi that the return transport is cancelled if the parents/guardians pick up the student during the day.

Due to capacity and environmental considerations, carpooling is standard for school transport by taxi. If there is a risk that the student may harm other passengers or the driver, or if there are other significant medical reasons why the student cannot share a taxi with other students, a medical certificate stating the reason must be provided. In such cases, it will be considered providing a companion or making other adjustments. Providing a taxi alone is an exception in very special cases.

School transport by taxi is based on a fixed schedule. The student must be ready at the agreed time and location. The taxi usually does not pick up the student directly from home. The student will be picked up or dropped off at the nearest designated stop or meeting place. If a student has a special need for door-to-door transport for medical reasons, documentation of this must be included with the application for school transport.

Cancellation of school transport by taxi should be made directly to the taxi dispatch center.

School transport is only provided to fit regular school start and end times. Parents/guardians must arrange transportation for extracurricular activities, library visits, medical appointments, and similar activities. The student, parents/guardians, or the school cannot change the scheduled transport time; they can only cancel it.

School transport is only provided between the student’s home and the school, and therefore, the student will not have school transport by taxi covered to other addresses.

Which bus goes to your school?

School Nearest bus stop Routes
Akademiet Drammen Smithestrøm, or Tårnveien 25, 35, 56 (route 21, 22, 24 and 37 to Tårnveien)
Akademiet Realfagsskole Drammen Ørengata 3, 5, 51, 55, 56, 100, 101, 139
Akademiet Ypsilon Ørengata 3, 5, 51, 55, 56, 100, 101, 139
Aronsløkka skole Aronsløkka skole 3
Bragernes skole Tord Pedersens gate 24 14
Brandengen skole Brandengen skole 35, 96
Børresen skole Fylkeshuset, or Wildhagens vei 3, 5, 51, 55, 56, 100, 101, 139 (route 61 to W.hagens v.)
Danvik skole 2. Strøm terrasse 23 15, 16
Drammen videregående skole Museumsparken, Drammen bus station, Skistadbygget 3, 4, 5, 15, 16, 21, 22, 24, 25, 35, 37, 56, 91, 96
Drammen voksenopplæring Fjellheim skole 71, 72, 139
Eknes ungdomsskole Eknes skole 51, 54, 56, 57, 139
Fjell skole Fjell bo- og servicesenter 3, 37
Frydenhaug skole Kvernveien 16
Galterud skole Laurits Grønlands vei 16
Gulskogen skole Gulskogen skole 25, 35
Hallermoen skole Bekkedalen 22, 24, 37
Heltberg Ypsilon Ørengata 3, 5, 51, 55, 56, 100, 101, 139
Killingrud ungdomsskole Solberg skole 51, 55, 56, 139
Kjøsterud skole Kjøsterud skole 3
Konnerud skole Konnerud skole 24
Krokstad skole Krokstad skole 51, 54, 56, 57, 100, 139
Marienlyst skole Marienlyst skole, or Marienlyst 37 (route 3 to Marienlyst)
Mjøndalen skole Mjøndalen skole 53, 56
Norlights Montessoriskole Drammen Smithestrøm, or Tårnveien 25, 35, 56 (route 21, 22, 24 og 37 to Tårnveien)
Rosendal skole Skogen Mjøndalen 52, 56, 101, 139
Rødskog skole Rødskoggata 52
Sagstedbrua skole Krokstad skole 51, 54, 56, 57, 100, 139
Skoger skole Fagerheim 35, 96
Solberg skole Solberg skole 51, 55, 56, 139
Steinberg skole Steinberg skole 52, 56, 101, 139
Stenseth skole Neptunveien 54, 55, 56, 57
Svelvik ungdomsskole Svelvik ungdomsskole 91, 92, 98
Svensedammen skole Konnerudsenteret 22, 24, 37
Tangen skole Tangen fjordpark 91,98
Tømmerås skole Svelvik ungdomsskole 91, 92, 98
Veiavangen ungdomsskole Veiatun 56, 115, 139
Vestbygda skole Svingen 22, 35, 37
Øren skole Ørengata 3, 5, 51, 55, 56, 100, 101, 139
Åsen skole Wilson 53, 56
Åskollen skole Hyttemesterveien 4, 35, 37
Åssiden skole Vårveien 3, 5, 51, 55, 56, 100, 101, 139
Åssiden videregående skole Åssiden vgs 51, 55, 56, 100, 101, 139

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School Nearest bus stop Routes
Akademiet Ungdomsskole Lier Linnesvollen 61, 79
Egge skole Egge skole 63, 66
Gullaug skole Gullaug skole 79
Hallingstad skole Tranby skole 62, 71, 72, 169
Hegg skole Hegg skole 61, 62, 66, 71, 72, 79
Heia skole Lierskogen sentrum 72, 73, 79
Hennummarka skole Martinshaugen 71, 72
Høvik skole St. Hallvard vgs 37, 66, 72, 79, 139
Lier videregående skole Lier vgs 37, 66, 72, 79, 139
Lierbyen skole Lierbyen skole 61, 66, 79
Nordal skole Nordal skole 62, 66
Oddevall skole Oddevall skole 63, 66
St. Hallvard videregående skole St. Hallvard vgs 37, 66, 72, 79, 139
Sylling skole Sylling skole 62, 63, 64, 65, 66
Tranby skole Tranby skole 62, 71, 72, 169

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School Nearest bus stop Routes
Buskerud skole Buskerud skole 103, 106, 123
Buskerud videregående skole, avd. Buskerud Buskerud landbruksskole 103, 123
Buskerud videregående skole, avd. Rosthaug Åmot skysstasjon 100, 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 121, 137, 139
Darbu skole Darbu skole 115, 120, 133
Eiker videregående skole Eiker vgs 56, 115, 122, 139
Enger skole Åmot skysstasjon 100, 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 113, 121, 123, 137, 139
Hokksund barneskole Hokksund skole 101, 122, 125, 133, 135, 137, 139
Hokksund ungdomsskole Øvre Eiker Rådhus 56, 101, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 125, 133, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139
Nordre Modum ungdomsskole Vikersund bussterminal 100, 101, 104, 106, 108, 109, 110, 111, 113, 114
Ormåsen skole Ormåsen 117, 132
Røren skole Røren skole 138
Skotselva skole Skotselv skole 103, 116, 136, 137, 138
Stalsberg skole Stalsberg skole 100, 101, 104, 106, 113
Sysle skole Sysle skole 109, 110, 111
Søndre Modum ungdomsskole Åmot skysstasjon 100, 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 121, 137, 139
Vestfossen barneskole Vestfossen ungdomsskole 115, 118, 119, 120, 122, 132, 133
Vestfossen ungdomsskole Vestfossen ungdomsskole 115, 118, 119, 120, 122, 132, 133
Vikersund skole Hatlekrysset or Vikersund bussterminal 100, 101, 104, 106, 108, 109, 110, 111, 113, 114

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School Nearest bus stop Routes
Benterud skole Eikliveien 101, 211, 212, 214, 221, 254
Discovery International School Åsbygda skole 221
Hallingby skole Hallingby skole 231, 232, 233
Haugsbygd ungdomsskole Haugsbygd skole 212, 221, 224, 225
Helgerud skole Helgerud skole 222
Hole ungdomsskole Hole ungdomsskole 210, 211, 213
Hov ungdomsskole Ringerikshallen 231
Hønefoss videregående skole Eikli 200, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 224, 225, 228, 241
Læringssenteret for voksne, Hønefoss Schjongslunden 223
Nes skole Nes skole 239
Ringerike Montessori Ringerike Montessori 100, 101, 108, 251, 255
Ringerike Steinerskole Åsbygda stadion 221
Ringerike videregående skole Hønefoss sentrum 100, 101, 108, 200, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 228, 231, 232, 233, 241, 242, 243, 254, 255
Røyse skole Røyse skole 211, 213
Sokna skole Sokna skole 241, 244, 252
Steinsfjorden Montessoriskole Vegård 212
Sundvollen Oppvekstsenter Sundvollen Oppvekstsenter 210, 212, 213
Tyrifjord barne- og ungdomsskole Ruud 211, 213, 215
Tyrifjord vgs Tyrifjord vgs 211, 213, 215
Tyristrand skole Tyristrand or Tyristrand skole 100, 101, 108, 251, 254
Ullerål skole Ullerål skole 231
Vang skole Haug kirke 212, 221, 224, 225
Veien skole Veien skole 222, 233, 241, 242, 243, 255
Veienmarka ungdomsskole Veienmarka ungdomsskole 243
Veienmarka ungdomsskole – Ringerikshallen Ringerikshallen 231
Vik skole Vik skole 210, 211, 213

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School Nearest bus stop Routes
Berg skole Berg skole 410, 430, 436
Efteløt skole Efteløt skole 430, 436
Gamlegrendåsen skole Gamlegrendåsen skole 406, 434
Hvittingfoss skole Hvittingfoss skole 430, 436
Jondalen skole Jondalen skole 415
Kongsberg International School Kongsberg internasjonale skole 421, 422, 431
Kongsberg norsksenter Bussedalen 115, 403, 409
Kongsberg Steinerskole Nyhus 412
Kongsberg videregående skole, avd. Tinius Olsen/Flåtaløkka Tråkka 401, 403, 409, 410, 412, 415, 420, 421, 422, 430, 431, 436
Kongsberg vgs – avd. Kongsgårdmoen Sportsveien 115, 409, 410, 430, 436
Kongsberg vgs – avd. Maren Handler Kongsberg knutepunkt 115, 401, 403, 406, 409, 410, 412, 415, 420, 421, 422, 430, 431, 434, 436
Kongsberg vgs – avd. Maurits Hansen Kongsberg knutepunkt 115, 401, 403, 406, 409, 410, 412, 415, 420, 421, 422, 430, 431, 434, 436
Kongsberg vgs – avd. Saggrenda Sølvverket snuplass 409, 410
Kongsberg vgs – avd. Åslandsgate Kongsberg knutepunkt 115, 401, 403, 406, 409, 410, 412, 415, 420, 421, 422, 430, 431, 434, 436
Kongsgårdmoen skole Kongsgårdmoen skole 115, 403, 409, 410, 412, 430, 436
Madsebakken skole Madsebakken skole 406
Raumyr skole Raumyr skole 421, 431
Skavanger skole Kongsberghallen or Idrettsveien 401, 415, 420, 422
Skrim ungdomsskole Kongsgårdmoen skole 115, 403, 409, 410, 412, 430, 436
Tislegård ungdomsskole Tislegård ungdomsskole 434
Vestsiden ungdomsskole Friedland Vestsiden skole 401, 415, 420, 422
Wennersborg skole Wennersborg skole 115, 403, 410, 412, 430, 436

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School Nearest bus stop Routes
Eggedal skole Eggedal skole 105
Flesberg skole Flesberg skole 418, 419, 421, 422, 423, 424
Krøderen skole Krøderen skole 110
Nerstad skole Nerstad 105
Numedal videregående skole Norefjord 420, 435
Prestfoss skole Prestfoss skole 105, 107
Rødberg skole Rødberg skole 425, 435
Sigdal Ungdomsskole Sigdal Ungdomsskole 105
Uvdal skole Uvdal skole 420, 425, 429, 435
Veggli skole Veggli skole 426, 427, 428

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School Nearest bus stop Routes
Flå skole Flå sentrum 304, 305, 307, 332
Geilo barne – og ungdomsskole Geilo skole or Geilo samfunnshus 333, 334 eller 330, 332
Gol skule Gol skysstasjon 301, 320, 321, 330, 332, 360, 361
Gol videregående skole Gol skysstasjon 301, 320, 321, 330, 332, 360, 361
Hallingskarvet skole Hallingskarvet skule 331
Hemsedal skole Trøimhallen 360, 362, 363
Nedre-Ål skule Ål iidrettshal 330, 332, 336, 338, 339, 343
Nesbyen barneskole Nes barneskole 301, 303, 306, 310
Nesbyen ungdomsskole Nes barneskole 301, 303, 306, 310
Nordbygdene skule Nordbygdene skule 336, 343
Skattebøl skule Langeland 330, 332
Torpo skule Lienkrysset 330, 332, 337
Ål ungdomsskule Ål iidrettshal 330, 332, 336, 338, 339, 343
Ål vidaregåande skole Ål iidrettshal 330, 332, 336, 338, 339, 343

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