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Tipping Coach Driver

Rutland, Vermont
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Tipping Coach Driver

We are contracting with a coach driver for a small van (12 passenger) in which he will drive our group for 8 days to various places in SW Ireland. How do we figure out a tip for him? Is it based on the amount he is charging for his services? Does it matter if he is the owner of the coach company?

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Are you not already paying him handsomely for his services? There should be no need to give anything extra. However, if he's absolutely fantastic and goes above and beyond to give you a better holiday than expected, then maybe offer him €50 as an extra thank you before you go home.

Beaufort, Ireland
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Thats €50 between the group, not each!! :))

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Good point! And it's not €50 per day either.

Dublin, Ireland
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I remember a story from back in the day about tipping the coach drivers: There was one particular driver who, after the first passenger got off the coach, would briefly wave a five pound note and say *thanks very much*. the other people on the bus assumed that this was the done thing and would each give him a fiver......this guy cleaned up.....

bus as the others say, if it's an exception service, perhaps an extra E50 at the end of the trip

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