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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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pete09 11:49 pm 10 Dec 11

Waiting For Godot said :

devils_advocate said :

forgot to mention, with a car you can just go to sydney as and when you feel like it and don’t need to plan your life 3 weeks in advance.

I mean for some of us it’s tough knowing what we’ll be doing 3 hours in advance.

Pity about the souvenir of Sydney you always get when you go there in your car – a parking ticket or a speed camera fine.

Can’t say I’ve ever received either in Sydney?

RedDogInCan 10:26 pm 10 Dec 11

+1 for the train. Being able to enjoy a hot meal, snack, coffee, or visit the toilet whenever you feel like it makes train travel far superior. Frequently the train is only half full, so you can easily move if sat next to above mentioned mother and three screaming kids.

Only downside is that parking at the railway station overnight is risky.

Spykler 7:40 pm 10 Dec 11

‘butt he cheapest i ever find is 25 one way.’
Male prostitute that does you an exceptionally good deal??

dundle 5:39 pm 10 Dec 11

No I never have! I think $20-25 is the cheapest I’ve ever got. It’s funny you should ask that because they make a huge deal with the ads but even when I book odd times several weeks in advance they are not that cheap.

It is cheaper to drive if you have more than one person and and/or an efficient car. Assuming of course you have already paid for the car and insurance etc.

Thoroughly Smashed 8:07 pm 07 Dec 11

devils_advocate said :

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.

The statement that one option is cheaper than the other is, as you’ve identified, both subjective and largely dependent upon the circumstances.

Thoroughly Smashed 7:59 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

Depreciation? It’s a free car! 😉

farnarkler 7:26 pm 07 Dec 11

I’ve had one or two $15 Murrays fares. The train is great. I used it to get back from Sydney when Qantas shut down.

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