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Is pre-Booking BE tickets Still Mandatory?

  • 22-10-2021 11:20am
    Registered Users Posts: 326 ✭✭

    or can you pay the driver or at the station?



  • Registered Users Posts: 671 ✭✭✭Oscar Madison

    It was never mandatory as far as I'm aware.

    You can purchase them online, at a bus station or from the driver.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,737 ✭✭✭Glaceon

    It's theoretically mandatory for Expressway but I've never seen it enforced, at least on the 100X.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,052 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer

    It's encouraged on Expressway (in order to guarantee a seat), but it is not mandatory.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,426 ✭✭✭ressem

    Yep, just encouraged. There's only 500 destinations supported on the Bus Eireann website available to purchase. Plenty of stops where it's not possible to buy a ticket on the Bus Eireann website. e.g. Ballymahon town.

    "Customers accessing this website may buy National tickets online for journeys between up to 500 popular destinations throughout the country. Bus Éireann serves over 3,000 locations nationwide so it is not yet possible to buy tickets online for all destinations. The online ecommerce system is undergoing further development and will be expanded over time to include additional destinations.

    We do not take bookings on this route, we operate on a first come first serve basis so tickets can be purchased on the day of departure."