Becoming a Member

Application for membership must be made in writing using the official Application Form and shall be signed by the candidate. Applications must be accompanied by a list of the vehicles in the prospective member’s fleet.

Every candidate must be proposed by one member and seconded by another member. The proposer and seconder must be present at the particular CTTC meeting. The prospective member may not attend this meeting.

Criteria for Membership
Membership comprises of member companies, all of whom shall be bona fide coach operators engaged in the business of coach tourism, school transport, private hire, or scheduled services.

Any operator who fully satisfies the Failte Ireland’s Quality Standards for Coach Tourism Operators shall be eligible to apply for membership.

A minimum of two vehicles must be approved under the star classification system.
One of these coaches must be at least 12 metres in length and the second at least 8 metres in length. Both must be at least 2.4 metres in width and to full coach specification. One of these coaches must be under 5 years old and the other one under 10 years, and must be available for hire at all times for tourism work.

Alternatively a Coach Operator can be approved if s/he has two coaches of 8 meters in length, one less than 4 years of age and the other under 7 years and comply with CTTC quality criteria.

Non-touring scheduled service operators shall be eligible for admission provided they have at least 2 suitable service type buses within 4 & 7 years of age and hold requisite Operator’s Licence.  Vehicles for such an operator shall be subject to annual approval.

Membership Dues
Membership dues are outlined in the table below. They are paid on a monthly basis by bank transfer, according to the member’s Large Public Service Vehicle (LPSV) fleet size (note: their total LPSV fleet size, not just their coach fleet).


Category LPSV Fleet Size Monthly Dues
1 2-5 €65
2 6-15 €80
3 16+ €90

Application Form