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Canberra to Sydney $15 dollar bus?

By brydon - 7 December 2011 27

Hey, i have tried catching the bus from canberra to sydney multiple times, and there are always places that advertise $15 tickets, butt he cheapest i ever find is 25 one way.

just wondering, has anyone actually ever gotten a $15 dollar fare?

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Canberra to Sydney $15 dollar bus?
devils_advocate 2:37 pm 07 Dec 11

Henry82 said :

Thoroughly Smashed said :

And which you got for free, and doesn’t require servicing, or registration, or insurance, or…

yep all those 😉 oh and don’t forget depreciation of the value of the car

Well if you had the car then those fixed costs don’t factor into the marginal decision of whether to drive to sydney, so it’s only fuel and depreciation that counts.

Also unless you live walking distance from the bus station you either have to catch a cab or a bus to the jolimont centre to get your bus, then when you get to central you have to get a train or cab to where you’re going.

Also you have to factor in your time, by the time you get to jolimont centre, everyone files in the bus, etc etc you could have been halfway to goulburn in your car, not *everyone* values their time at zero.

And another point that was raised was that it was ‘easier’, which is most assuredly is. Parking costs in Sydney depends on where you’re going, a lot of the new inner city developments have onsite parking.

Henry82 2:28 pm 07 Dec 11

Thoroughly Smashed said :

And which you got for free, and doesn’t require servicing, or registration, or insurance, or…

yep all those 😉 oh and don’t forget depreciation of the value of the car

Thoroughly Smashed 1:30 pm 07 Dec 11

Henry82 said :

MrPC said :

However, really, it’s easier and cheaper still to drive.

please point me in the direction of a car that can do 300km+ with $15 worth of fuel.. (so ~10? litres)

And which you got for free, and doesn’t require servicing, or registration, or insurance, or…

Henry82 12:55 pm 07 Dec 11

MrPC said :

However, really, it’s easier and cheaper still to drive.

please point me in the direction of a car that can do 300km+ with $15 worth of fuel.. (so ~10? litres)

Jethro 12:25 pm 07 Dec 11

arescarti42 said :

MrPC said :

However, really, it’s easier and cheaper still to drive.

Easier yes. You must be driving one helluva car if you can get from Canberra to Sydney on $15 worth of fuel though.

Not to mention the $50 a day parking if you are going to the CBD.

arescarti42 12:17 pm 07 Dec 11

MrPC said :

However, really, it’s easier and cheaper still to drive.

Easier yes. You must be driving one helluva car if you can get from Canberra to Sydney on $15 worth of fuel though.

Henry82 11:23 am 07 Dec 11

As a very experienced traveller, you need to book at least 3 weeks early to get the $15 fares.

If you’re a student/have a valid concession card use the greyhound code ANU09 and ANU09R for $25 fares single/return. I prefer murrays because for $1 or so extra you don’t have to sit with all the troublemakers.

poetix said :

The train is about $50 each way or about $70+ first class.

yeah i think i paid about that, its alright unless you get stuck next to a mother with 3 crying babies. (there’s more room on the train). It also takes much longer (4.5 hrs+ from memory), particularly if they get caught in a cityrail traffic jam

poetix 10:23 am 07 Dec 11

EvanJames said :

How much is the train these days? I’d much rather the train, trains are awesome, but the cost and slowness always gets in the way.

The train is about $50 each way or about $70+ first class. So it’s much dearer than the bus, and getting towards el cheapo air (when you book 3 years in advance). But you do end up in the middle of the city and may be able to avoid taxis. And it is a very relaxing way to travel, if you can spare the time.

A lot cheaper for pensioners, I believe, who may have more time on their hands.

EvanJames 10:02 am 07 Dec 11

How much is the train these days? I’d much rather the train, trains are awesome, but the cost and slowness always gets in the way.

barbiekini 9:58 am 07 Dec 11

I got the $15 fare with Murrays on a Friday a few weeks back, I think it’s fantastic value. Sit back and listen to music or read a book while someone else battles the traffic jams.

Keijidosha 9:50 am 07 Dec 11

boffins said :

That being said, a quick look shows there’s a $15 fair on Monday.

Where abouts? I might go along and get my face painted.

devils_advocate 9:46 am 07 Dec 11

fnaah said :

“However, really, it’s easier and cheaper still to drive.”

What if the OP doesn’t have a license or a car, you insensitive clod?

If law enforcement in NSW is anything like in the ACT, neither of these things are an impediment to driving.

fnaah 9:41 am 07 Dec 11

“However, really, it’s easier and cheaper still to drive.”

What if the OP doesn’t have a license or a car, you insensitive clod?

boffins 9:19 am 07 Dec 11

I sometimes get the $15 trips through Murrays, but you generally have to book a fair while ahead to get the $15 fair. (That being said, a quick look shows there’s a $15 fair on Monday, so I guess it doesn’t always have to be that far away).
As for the closeness issue, I find if I get there early enough, I can get the back seat, and unless the bus is completely full, I get both seats to myself.

MrPC 9:01 am 07 Dec 11

Yes, I’ve gotten $15 fares several times on Murrays and once on Greyhound. However, getting them means *gasp* traveling on Murrays or Greyhound. The undignified closeness to some random in the seat next to you. The horrible choice of their onboard entertainment, or worse, no entertainment. The smells and noises of the person less than twelve inches in front of you or twelve inches behind you. The screaming child. The noisy drunk bogan.

I prefer Countrylink. It stops here in QBN, doesn’t require going all the way into Central when my destination near the east hills line allows me to change at Camobelltown, and isn’t that much more expensive.

However, really, it’s easier and cheaper still to drive.

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