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CASH or PREPAID FOR BUS TRAVEL?
« on: October 22, 2016, 11:16:28 am »
Can anyone advise, when travelling by bus around the Island, can you pay on board, or does it have to be by prepaid card? Thank you
 

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Re: CASH or PREPAID FOR BUS TRAVEL?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2016, 11:20:24 am »
I've always paid cash in the past, but it's best to have the right change because I've seen some drivers refuse passengers trying to pay with notes.
 
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Re: CASH or PREPAID FOR BUS TRAVEL?
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2016, 11:20:24 am »

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Re: CASH or PREPAID FOR BUS TRAVEL?
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2016, 01:40:05 am »
It is possible to pay by cash, but it can work out cheaper and easier if you buy a travel card which you can preload with €20, and the card can be used for more than 1 person. This is what my wife and I use when travelling by bus.
 
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 13:35:19 pm »
Im guessing that would be the bono card ? Am I right thinking you can buy one of these off the bus driver ?
 

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Re: CASH or PREPAID FOR BUS TRAVEL?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017, 23:16:23 pm »
Im guessing that would be the bono card ? Am I right thinking you can buy one of these off the bus driver ?

Correct
 
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2017, 21:56:09 pm »
Hi all,

we tried to get one of these cards at the bus station in Puerto and were told that they were only for residents. 

Is this correct?

Thanks
Nigel
 
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2017, 23:27:53 pm »
Hi all,

we tried to get one of these cards at the bus station in Puerto and were told that they were only for residents. 

Is this correct?

Thanks
Nigel

Thats interesting, I was led to believe anybody could have one of these, holiday makers included.....anybody know this ?
 

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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2017, 00:01:47 am »
Hi all,

we tried to get one of these cards at the bus station in Puerto and were told that they were only for residents. 

Is this correct?

Thanks
Nigel

I bought mine from the bus driver
 
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Re: CASH or PREPAID FOR BUS TRAVEL?
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2017, 12:15:50 pm »
Hi all,

we tried to get one of these cards at the bus station in Puerto and were told that they were only for residents. 

Is this correct?

Thanks
Nigel

I bought mine from the bus driver

Not sure where but I thought I had read that there are 2 types of card, one for visitors at say 5 or 10% discount which you can get off the drivers and one for residents that you get at the office with a much higher %age discount as you have to produce your resident paper work.

Does owning a property and having an NIE number let you get the resident rate, not only for the buses but also the ferries and inter island air travel?

Not doubt someone will clarify.
 
 

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Re: CASH or PREPAID FOR BUS TRAVEL?
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2017, 17:02:53 pm »
Hi all,

we tried to get one of these cards at the bus station in Puerto and were told that they were only for residents. 

Is this correct?

Thanks
Nigel

I bought mine from the bus driver

Not sure where but I thought I had read that there are 2 types of card, one for visitors at say 5 or 10% discount which you can get off the drivers and one for residents that you get at the office with a much higher %age discount as you have to produce your resident paper work.

Does owning a property and having an NIE number let you get the resident rate, not only for the buses but also the ferries and inter island air travel?

Not doubt someone will clarify.

John I think you might e on the right track here, there is a Residents discount on travel, bus, ferry, flights, but you have to have a special residents registration for this. Owning a property and having an NIE number is not sufficient you must be resident and registered at your local town hall.
 
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Re: CASH or PREPAID FOR BUS TRAVEL?
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2017, 21:50:52 pm »
Just browsing the bono card site and you can get a disabled one, does this only apply for residents or anyone who is disabled ? If travellers can get one how do you go about doing this please ?
 

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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2017, 09:13:40 am »
According to an article in El Enfoque there is a new system of cards coming in at the end of March, including ones for residents, over 65s, over 80s and disabled. It is not clear if the oldie cards are for residents only. Can anyone shed any light?
 
 

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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2017, 18:51:32 pm »
Hi ,
I'm a Non resident and I purchased a Bono card off the bus driver.
When you have used all credit you just ask the bus driver to top it up .

I find it really easy to use  , hope this info helps .
 

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Re: CASH or PREPAID FOR BUS TRAVEL?
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2017, 20:42:26 pm »
www.tiadhe.com has information about the bono card and residents discount card.