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How to pay for bus within Santiago?

GreenCat

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April 2024
Hola, does anyone know if you can pay for a single municipal bus ride within Santiago city limits by tapping one's contactless payment card, similar to a London bus? Or do you have to purchase a pass, carnet of tickets or the like? Thanks!
 
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Not sure about cards but there is a flat fare of €1. I just handed over a coin the last time I took a bus to the airport.
Bradypus you are our star for bus information, you also told us how to find the bus from A Coruna railway to the airport (at the Repsol petrol station) ... We hope to use that tip in 3 days time 😊
 
Bradypus you are our star for bus information, you also told us how to find the bus from A Coruna railway to the airport (at the Repsol petrol station) ... We hope to use that tip in 3 days time 😊
I hope the information is still up to date when you get there!
 
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We try to but keep using them for sello donations, church candles, pack transport envelopes, street buskers, goodness knows what 😄
We try to but keep using them for sello donations, church candles, pack transport envelopes, street buskers, goodness knows what 😄


It’s funny, as so many of us have gone cashless when paying for things, I have retained this thing about always having cash on me. Unlike most of my friends who are useless when it comes to stomping up their share of tips to leave on the table…ho ho ho…:)
 
It’s funny, as so many of us have gone cashless when paying for things, I have retained this thing about always having cash on me. Unlike most of my friends who are useless when it comes to stomping up their share of tips to leave on the table…ho ho ho…:)
I saw a Facebook post recently from someone who had run out of cash about 3 days walk from the nearest ATM on the Via de la Plata. So used to card payments that they just didn't think to keep a reserve of cash on hand. Worth remembering that there are still places in rural Spain which do not accept cards and where cash is the only acceptable payment option. Very 20th century...
 
The one from Galicia (the round) and the one from Castilla & Leon. Individually numbered and made by the same people that make the ones you see on your walk.
Even at home, we always need some cash. Retirement gift donation for someone at work. Tip money for the bagger at the military commissary. Registration for our campsites.

On the Camino, cash for donativo albergues, donativo stands of fruit/drink, cup of coffee or a beer. Laundry machines.
 
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Not sure about cards but there is a flat fare of €1. I just handed over a coin the last time I took a bus to the airport.
I think I read recently that the base fare was going from €1,00 to €1,25.

Still cheap. But, do double-check.

Hope this helps.

Tom
 
I saw a Facebook post recently from someone who had run out of cash about 3 days walk from the nearest ATM on the Via de la Plata. So used to card payments that they just didn't think to keep a reserve of cash on hand. Worth remembering that there are still places in rural Spain which do not accept cards and where cash is the only acceptable payment option. Very 20th centur

I think I read recently that the base fare was going from €1,00 to €1,25.

Still cheap. But, do double-check.

Hope this helps.

Tom
Thanks to all who replied. In the end we just walked.. we realized that would take the same time as walk to bus stop+wait for bus+bus ride+walk to final destination 😄
 
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Even that Decathlonshop is only five k walking from the cathedral.
But the city Decathlon has also a broad choice.
Yes, so many pilgrims rarely leave the old town once they arrive though except to travel to bus/train station or airport though. The bus is still I nice option to the suburbs.
 
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Thanks to all who replied. In the end we just walked.. we realized that would take the same time as walk to bus stop+wait for bus+bus ride+walk to final destination 😄
Depending on the local route, you could be very correct. In particular, there have been issues with the Line 6 and 6C buses because of sharing the city route, with all the requisite local stops the local residents use, with the airport route.

The Junta are in the process of sorting this out. But ever since they eliminated the direct airport bus from Plaza Galicia a few years back, Route 6 has been all screwed up.

Hope this helps.

Tom
 
Even that Decathlonshop is only five k walking from the cathedral.
But the city Decathlon has also a broad choice.
Thanku. Didnt know there was a city based store. I've always walked to the big one.
 
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The city based store in the Ensanche is very small and only carries a limited line of items. I like to make a secondary "pilgrimage" to the superstore on Rua Polonia - on the 6c bus line. There my eyes glaze over as I wander the aisles.

Wnhiel Decathlon has a presence in the US now, its sole brick and mortar store is in San Francisco - like for supply chain reasons. But, their online shopping capability is fine with me. See it at www.decathlon.com.
 

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