Bus services

DIS contracts Dili Bus Services to provide families with a convenient transport option.

The school bus is a privately operated, pre-paid service that runs daily with services available to and from the school. The four different routes go almost anywhere in Dili with a door-to-door service from home to school and return (as long as the entry road is not too bad).

There are four runs a day: morning, noon (for preschool/playgroup), 3:10pm & 4:20pm. Prices start at $1.50 each way and are negotiated based on the location and number of children in a family. Nannies are an additional 0.50c

Save yourself the hassle of Dili traffic or having to organise drivers and taxis..


DIS does not vouch for the safety of the service and does not assume responsibility in the event of an incident. DIS assumes responsibility for ensuring your child is placed on the bus to leave school according to parents instructions, however we do not assume responsibility once the bus leaves the school. It is extremely important that you advise the school of any changes to your child's usual bus travel by contacting the office manager dgutteres@distimor.org at the upper campus or rmapleson@distimor.org at the lower campus as well as the bus company. ie if your child is being collected rather than catching the bus.