Are foreigners being cheated often?
I went on the bus a few times in Dublin and the bus driver tells us to swipe our card in the one in the back when I told him we will just go two stations away. He said the one next to him will charge us much higher. The one in the back always charges a flat fee of 2.50 euro.
Later my Irish friend was with me and he told me not to swipe it there, to give to the driver because it is usually around 1.4-1.8 if a short distance.
I know it's only a little bit different, but I have never encountered being overcharged on public transport before. Was I really being overcharged or does everyone spend 2.50 flat rate, even more than riding the subway 4x as far?