Travel between England and Ireland

My wife and I are planning a trip to Ireland in August of 2014. It looks like it will be cheaper on frequent flyer miles to fly in and out of London. We do have one sight to see near London. So going to England is something we would be doing. Any suggestions on the least expensive way to get back and forth to England from Ireland? Fly or ferry? We have not decided on an itinerary in Ireland, but we do plan to visit both Dublin and Belfast. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

Posted by Ed
Pensacola
7976 posts

Ryan Gatwick to Dublin. Pay for the extra baggage, but understand what it will cost.

Posted by Kathleen
Camano Island, WA, usa
331 posts

There are one way train ferry package standard tickets for 38 pounds for London to Dublin. Child fares half price. Groups rates for 3 or more. Check online.

Posted by John
Pantego, NC, USA
704 posts

Look at the Sail/rail options on the train. Train trip London to Holyhead then ferry to Dublin. All on one ticket. You can take any mainline train in London or elsewhere for that matter to Holyhead. Cost is around 40 pounds give or take a couple. This way, no airport hassle, not long ride to the airport each way, no luggage maximum (within reason), etc.

Posted by John
Pantego, NC, USA
704 posts

Look at the Sail/rail options on the train. Train trip London to Holyhead then ferry to Dublin. All on one ticket. You can take any mainline train in London or elsewhere for that matter to Holyhead. Cost is around 40 pounds give or take a couple. This way, no airport hassle, not long ride to the airport each way, no luggage maximum (within reason), etc.

Posted by Sharon
Santa Rosa, CA, USA
892 posts

We did this about 4 years ago. We did not want to take a ferry - we ended up choosing to fly Aer Lingus which had a very good price at that time.