General conditions Getbybus.com
These general conditions of travel tickets Internet sales determine the conditions under which the provider of ticket sales service Get By ApS. (hereinafter Get By ApS) will provide the service of travel tickets sales to its passenger (hereinafter the Buyer) on its website www.getbybus.com.
Online travel ticket purchase
On the website www.getbybus.com, the Buyer can buy a ticket online. It is considered that a contract of carriage between the passenger and the carrier as well as a contract of mediation between passenger and Get By ApS is concluded after a successful payment transaction, after which the ticket and the bill are submitted to the Buyer's e-mail address.
After having purchased and received the ticket on his e-mail address or through the “My ticket” section at getbybus.com, the Buyer has to print out the ticket.
During the reservation process, a booking fee is going to be applied for each passenger ticket.
Unless specified, the following services are not included in the ticket price
1. Bus station fee (Kolodvorska naknada), this fee is charged by some bus stations for entering the premises of the bus station. The fee is usually around 0.65-2.00 Euro.
2. Luggage fee, depending on carrier fees, might be charged for luggage going to the hold of the bus, the prices vary depending on the route and the amount of luggage and carrier operating the route.
For all offers that can be purchased via the Internet, the contract is realized by delivering a confirmation to the Buyer on successful purchase via e-mail. In order to make a successful purchase, a successful completion of payment module is necessary. In case the electronic payment is not completed, the purchase will be deleted.
After purchasing the ticket on the website www.getbybus.com, the Buyer will immediately receive a confirmation via e-mail containing the data of the order.
Purchased ticket is only valid in printed form. On entering the bus, the buyer must have the previously printed ticket, received via e-mail or downloaded, which has to be submitted to the bus staff as well as the document that proves that the Buyer is the person to whom the ticket is addressed.
The ticket can be downloaded under “My ticket” at Getbybus.com; to access “My tickets”, the Customer has to “Sign In” to the account either by using Google account or the username and password used to create an account on Getbybus.com upon the purchase of the ticket. Getbybus.com will also send the ticket by E-mail, directly after the purchase, Getbybus.com can however not guarantee that the mail is actually delivered to the Customer's mail account. One copy of the ticket is handed to the driver upon entering the bus.
If the Buyer, having purchased a ticket online, chose some of the discounts (children, pensioners or other discount available), upon entering the bus he is required to prove that he belongs to the discounted category he chose. If the Buyer does not prove this, he is obliged to pay the full price of the ticket to the driver or the ticket is considered invalid and the Buyer loses any right to a refund of the money paid for the ticket.
The Transport service is provided by the carrier stated on the bus ticket, in case the route is operated by more carriers in co-operation, all carrier names will be stated on the ticket.
The Carrier provides transport services for the Customer and is therefore the enforcer within the meaning of the Passenger Transport Act. With the conclusion of the contract (Purchase of a ticket), the Customer is entitled to use transport services of the Carrier according to the booking carried out at GetByBus.com. GetByBus will do its outmost to insure, but cannot guarantee the proper fulfilment of the contract between the Customer and Carrier. The terms and conditions of the carrier operating the route apply for the transportation service.
Get By ApS. shall not be held responsible for damages or losses on account of failure of performance if the failure is occasioned by any force majeure such as government action, war, terrorism, fire, explosion, flood, strike, lockout, embargo, act of God, or any other cause beyond the control and without the fault or negligence of the bus carriers, claiming force majeure has exerted all reasonable efforts to avoid or remedy such force majeure; provided, however, that in no event shall Get By ApS. be required to settle any labor dispute or disturbance. Such excuse shall continue as long as the condition preventing the performance continues.
Get By ApS. shall not be liable for failure or delay of performance of any of its obligations hereunder if such failure or delay is due to causes beyond its reasonable control including, without limitation, natural disasters, fires, earthquake or storm, strikes, failures of public utilities or common carriers, acts of war, or intervention, acts restraints or regulations of any governmental authority, including compliance with any order of any governmental considerations; provided that any such delay or failure shall be remedied as soon as possible using reasonable efforts after removal of the cause of such failure.
5.1 Through frequent updates Getbybus.com does its outmost to secure the correctness of the timetables online. However, we can not guarantee and we are not liable for the correctness of the information, any action taken based on information found on Getbybus.com is your own responsibility. If you should have any doubts about which departure time to choose, please consult our helpdesk staff for advice which you can do here.
5.2 Routes buyable online on Getbybus: Timetables and prices for these routes have been confirmed and published for sale by the carrier providing the transportation service.
5.3 If there is a difference between the online timetable and the time printed on the ticket, the time on the ticket is the valid one.
5.4 Having purchased a ticket, the Customer accepts that minor changes in the timetable, e.g. in cases of delays due to traffic or other circumstances not caused by negligence of the carrier, might occur. In case of late departure or full bus, the carrier might re-book customer to a later departure if such is available within a reasonable time frame from the original scheduled departure time. Delays in arrival time may occur, especially in periods with heavy traffic. In case of cancellation or considerable delay, the Client will receive a refund.
5.5 In case of a planned or necessary timetable change, Getbybus will inform the Customer via the E-mail provided upon the ticket purchase. It is the obligation of the Customer to check the E-mail 12 hours prior to the departure, to check whether there are any announced changes in the timetable.
5.6 Having purchased a ticket for a bus route including one or more border crossings, customer is obligated to bring a valid passport and, if needed, a valid travel visa.
5.7 Return tickets: Depending on the Carrier, return tickets of the following types might be available:
5.7.1 Regular return tickets with a fixed date for the return drive. Return ticket can be downloaded from the “My ticket” area on Getbybus.com.
5.7.2 Open return; this ticket has an open date for the return drive, depending on the Carrier, validity of the open return ticket may vary, and typically it has a length of 90 days.
5.7.3 To use an open return ticket, the Customer has to login to “My tickets” section at Getbybus.com and pick a date and time for the return journey, once this is done the return has to be downloaded and printed. One copy of the “Open” return ticket is handed to the driver upon entering the bus.
5.8 For certain routes and carriers other rules might apply.
Bus tickets can usually be purchased on the website www.getbybus.com within a period of 6-24 hours before the trip but deadlines vary depending on the carrier and occupancy of a specific bus line.
Purchased ticket re-booking and refund
Refund for purchased tickets
A full or partial refund for the paid tickets (minus service fee), except for the non-refundable ones (see below), is possible under the following circumstances
1. Passengers have to request the refund minimum 48 hours prior to the departure time stated on the original ticket
2. The refund request should be sent on E-mail using the contact form on getbybus.com
The amount refunded is deducted a service fee of 20% per ticket.
A ticket refund less the 48 hours before the departure stated on the original ticket is not possible.
NOTE: In accordance with article 3(k) of the Directive 2011/83/EU, passenger transport services are not under the scope of said directive and consequently are not subject to the application of the right of withdrawal. NOTE: Special rules apply if the bus is cancelled.
A non-refundable ticket is as the term itself suggests NON-refundable!
A non-amendable ticket is the one for which you cannot rebook the time/date of departure. During the booking process it will be stated if a ticket is non-amendable. For these tickets, the standard cancellation and rebooking policy does not apply.
A re-booking of a ticket, except for the non-amendable ones (see above), to any other route sold on GetByBus (Lines which have a price) is possible 24 hours prior to the departure time stated on the original ticket. To re-book a ticket client has to log in on www.getbybus.com and SIGN in at the top right corner with a user name and the password provided during the purchase process.
The re-book of the ticket is done via My Ticket area by using the issued VOUCHER CODE.
Depending on the situation they were issued in, there are two kinds of vouchers:
1. PROMOTIONAL (PROMO) VOUCHER
2. REBOOKING VOUCHER
1. PROMO VOUCHER is a discount code issued free of charge for marketing purposes only. This type of voucher is not related to a user account in any way and it can be used for the ticket purchase via the GetByBus.com website according to the terms defined by the marketing campaign for which it was issued. During a single purchase it is possible to use up to one PROMO VOUCHER. If the price of the chosen journey is higher than the value of the issued PROMO VOUCHER, the user should pay the price difference. If the price is lower, the remaining amount of the issued PROMO VOUCHER cannot be furtherly used. The PROMO VOUCHER is valid up to three months from the beginning of the marketing campaign unless otherwise stated in the terms of the marketing campaign itself.
The PROMO VOUCHER can not be exchanged for money, and can not be used to pay prior purchases.
2. REBOOKING VOUCHER is issued as an exhange for a purchased ticket with the purpose of rebooking. This type of voucher is exclusively linked to the user account used during the initial ticket purchase. The usage of REBOOKING VOUCHER is possible exclusively on the website or APP where the original purchase was made. The REBOOKING VOUCHER can be used to fully or partly buy a new ticket (e.g. other destinations, the change of departure time or date). During a single purchase it is possible to use up to one REBOOKING VOUCHER. If the price of the new selected journey is higher than the value of the issued REBOOKING VOUCHER, the user should pay the price difference. If the price is lower, a new REBOOKING VOUCHER will be issued for the remaining amount. A REBOOKING voucher is valid up to 6 months from the purchase date of the originally paid ticket.
The REBOOKING VOUCHER can be exchanged for money with a fee stated under the Article 7 „Refund for purchased tickets“.
The fee applied for the issuing of the REBOOKING VOUCHER is stated under the Article 14 „Fees“.
Information on travel ticket prices is available on the website www.getbybus.com. Online travel tickets can be paid by the following cards:
Instalment payment is not allowed.
For any additional questions on online ticket sales please contact
Get By ApS.
8230 Åbyhøj, Denmark
tel: +385 21 315 620
fax: +385 21 315 621
Get By ApS can change these General terms according to its business politics and the appropriate legal obligations by the EU.
These General terms are valid from the date of enactment and are available to the buyers on www.getbybus.com. These General terms apply starting from 14.02.2014.
Article 13 - Tickets purchased via partners
For all bus tickets purchased via our Partners (specification below), General conditions stated on their pages apply. Get By ApS., as a Mediator in finding departures on its partners' pages, is in no way liable to Buyers for potential cancellations or departure modifications on purchased tickets by the Buyers themselves, as well as for cancellations, bus delays or potential bus schedule errors made by the Partner. Therefore, we cannot be held liable for any damage caused by using our web page as a connection between You (the Buyer) and our Partners who offer the desired route which was not available in our offer.
Specification: routes with a blue button which says BUY TICKET are routes sold directly through our sale system; our General Terms and Conditions apply to those routes.
Routes with an orange button saying BUY FROM PARTNER are routes sold through our Partners' sale system; our Partners' General Terms and Conditions apply to those routes.
The amount refunded is deducted a service fee of 20% per ticket.