We’ll be taking Rick’s 14 day tour of Ireland in May 2020. We prefer to return from Dublin rather than Belfast. Has anyone taken the train from Belfast to Dublin?
I just took this tour in October. I returned to Dublin from Belfast because I could not get a decent flight home from there. The last hotel is the Hotel Europa. Right around the corner is the 700 bus that goes to Dublin Airport. It takes about an hour and a half. Your guide will help you with booking a reservation. Make sure your flight leaves in the afternoon though. Mine left at noon so I figured I would never get to the airport in time from Belfast so I booked an extra night in Dublin and left the next day.
We did day trip to Belfast from Dublin last summer and took the train. Very easy and very comfortable
Yes. Very easy. So is using the bus.
Is there a possibility that you have another day or two to stay in Ireland? September of last year, we rented a car, after taking a bus to get from Dublin to Galway near the start of our vacation. So we didn’t take any trains, BUT . . .
Although the tour covers “The Best of Ireland in 14 Days,” it doesn’t include the wondrous, mysterious, and wonderful Neolithic sights in the Boyne Valley, located between Belfast and Dublin! Ancient burial tombs, older than the pyramids in Egypt, with elaborate carvings in the rocks, and internal passageways that light up momentarily when the sun aligns with their entrances at the equinoxes, demonstrate sophistication and engineering might from long, long ago. With a car, we stayed in Trim, but the “Bru na Boinne” sights can also be reached if you stay a bit closer to them, in Drogheda. Day tours from Dublin are also possible. We hired Anthony Murphy, scholar and author on the subject as a guide for 2 days. He’s just given a presentation at Princeton University, and is regarded as the expert on the subject. If you can make the time, you can fill in that gap in the Ireland highlights and the gap between the two cities.
Thanks for all of your info.
The bus (Aircoach) takes you to the airport. The train takes you into Dublin and then you will have to get to the airport by bus or taxi