School bus fare

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School bus fare

Postby wdiong » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:40 am

Hi, I'm wondering how school bus fare is computed? Isn't it based on distance? I'm paying $74 for a 2 way trip from my place at Hougang to Montfort Junior whereas somebody who is staying at SengKang is paying only $69. Can somebody enlighten me? Thanks!

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Re: School bus fare

Postby peapot » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:10 pm

I m also not sure how they compute the bus fare but I m paying $120 from Bt. Timah to Henry PArk at Mount Sinai near Ghim Moh.

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School Bus Fares

Postby donian » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:45 pm

Hi, would like to get an estimate on how much is the school bus fares that parents are paying.

I stay about 2 km away from school (15mins bus ride) and am charged $140 for my DD's transport to and from school. The school only have one school bus operator hence I don't have much of a choice but to pay as request. Is this a reasonable amount?

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Re: School bus fare

Postby Sunshine lady » Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:49 pm

wow so much for this distance from bt timah to henry park ps.

also have no idea how they caclulate the distance. :siao: Mine is $65 from Ghim Moh to NTPS. :roll:

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Re: School Bus Fares

Postby newmorning » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:45 pm

DS is also going to a school outside of 2km from my house. I am charged $130 two ways.

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Re: School Bus Fares

Postby donian » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:55 pm

newmorning wrote:DS is also going to a school outside of 2km from my house. I am charged $130 two ways.


oh....ok...seems like that's the market rate then.....

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Re: School Bus Fares

Postby MMM » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:01 pm

It also depends on size of bus. We are on a mini bus and only 9 students. Charge $125 for 2 ways. School is around 15 mins drive.

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Re: School Bus Fares

Postby Funz » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:53 pm

Both DD and DS are in schools outside of 2km from my home both about 15mins drive from my place. I am paying $90 for DD and $95 for DS. Both on those big bus. Think they are like 30 seaters.

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Re: School Bus Fares

Postby Myeo » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:18 pm

Mine is like a 14 seater. If driving car, the school is like 15 min drive away but the school bus takes about an hour :shrug:

I pay $150 for two ways.

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Re: School Bus Fares

Postby HHB » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:22 pm

mine from Yishun to Rosyth.... $150 for 2ways...mini bus....

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