Parents and carers of school pupils who are starting primary or secondary school in September are urged to apply online for home to school transport soon.
The deadline for applications is Monday May 31.
Cumbria County Council arranges free school transport to pupils who are attending their catchment or nearest qualifying school and live more than two miles away (up to the age of eight) or more than three miles away (aged eight and over).
Children who are entitled to free school meals and uniform vouchers, or whose families are in receipt of the maximum level of Working Tax Credit or Universal Credit may also be entitled to assistance with transport.
More information is available at www.cumbria.gov.uk/schooltransport.
The school transport team can also be contacted by email at [email protected] if your query cannot be answered via the website.
Applications should be submitted by May 31 to enable the council to assess whether a child has an entitlement to transport, inform parents of the outcome and plan routes before the start of term in September 2021.
If applications are received after this date, transport may not be in place until after term starts, the authority said.