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    I was just checking on their website to see the price of a single to Belfast on the Enterprise. The cost was 5 Child, 10 Adult and 20 Student! I thought this was a typo but my son told me that today he was getting a bus from Newbridge and asked for a "student fare". The driver asked him if he wanted a 2 or 3 fare. He said he wanted a 2 fare and the driver said to him "don't ask for a student fare then". I find that incredible.

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    must be travelling on the Starship Enterprise!!

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    Oh and to get the Student fares for certain Bus Eireann and Irish Rail routes, you used to have to buy a €15 Student Travelcard at the start of the year - despite the fact all students are issued with a student card when they start college.

    The wonderful, crazy world of CIE eh?

    This country sickens me.

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    With CIE the reason is that the 10 fare is the prebook adult price. If you turn up and buy a ticket on the day its 40+. However, if a student turns up at the last the price is 20.

    With Bus Eireann, the reason is they are mad. I remember 10 years ago the bus from Limerick to Shannon was 5 for a student or 4.99 for an adult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabhcan View Post
    With CIE the reason is that the 10 fare is the prebook adult price. If you turn up and buy a ticket on the day its 40+. However, if a student turns up at the last the price is 20.

    With Bus Eireann, the reason is they are mad. I remember 10 years ago the bus from Limerick to Shannon was 5 for a student or 4.99 for an adult.
    Yeah, a fifteen minute drive.
    It costs 9 now for student return.

    I hitch now. Stupid motorway expansion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeamusNapoleon View Post
    Yeah, a fifteen minute drive.
    It costs 9 now for student return.

    I hitch now. Stupid motorway expansion.
    9! Wow. Its only 10 to Dublin by train!

    Although, i don't remember the bus ever taking 15 min to shannon. They take a detour into every side street - so its more like 40 min.

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