rail and sail over to Dublin virgin Train and ferry included from £31 no taxes! Arriva Trains
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rail and sail over to Dublin virgin Train and ferry included from £31 no taxes! Arriva Trains

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Found 1st Mar 2013
travel between any UK station and Dublin (or Belfast) for a bargain price with Sailrail. Tickets include open train to and from the port and ferry travel with Irish Ferries or Stena line. for cheapest fares book at least 24 hours before (up to 12 weeks) otherwise its a fiver supplement if purchased at the station on the day. London- Dublin £38 all in, Manchester -Dublin £33. The train fare alone would cost more.... oh, and no taxes!!

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So it's actually cheaper to get to Dublin from London than it is from Sligo, which is in Ireland.

Yeah!

I can't find out how to travel from stations outside Wales into Belfast. I know Stena do a rail and sail deal on that route, as I have travelled that way several times, but I can't find the route on this website.

Original Poster

http://www.seat61.com/NorthernIreland.htm

have a look at this site....

Obviously great for bikes.

"Tickets include open train"
Knew there would be a catch

underground

http://www.seat61.com/NorthernIreland.htmhave a look at this site....



I have tried various combinations into Dublin, but the site cannot find the options I have chosen. I chose Blackburn, Preston, Manchester Picadilly, Manchester All Stations, Crewe, Chester and Bangor - all of which came up blank.

borofan47

I have tried various combinations into Dublin, but the site cannot find … I have tried various combinations into Dublin, but the site cannot find the options I have chosen. I chose Blackburn, Preston, Manchester Picadilly, Manchester All Stations, Crewe, Chester and Bangor - all of which came up blank.


Same from the boro

Did my comment just disappear?
Not voted as struggling to get any kind of quote to belfast from Huddersfield?

do i need to take my passport to travel thereon the train...?

Meh. The price is for a single, so not that great.

the worst website ive seen in my life

youchoose

Same from the boro



Same problem here from Cambridge

Two years ago it was only £59 return from the boro all the way through to limerick junction oO
I Know because I bought the ticket and it was a nightmare of a journey then at that price
Never again.

what a joke, 50% cheaper than a peak time ticket from reading to london, lol

cragshore

Did my comment just disappear?Not voted as struggling to get any kind of … Did my comment just disappear?Not voted as struggling to get any kind of quote to belfast from Huddersfield?



Same but for stations in the Midlands to either Belfast or Dublin

Original Poster

you nee do select 'Dublin port Irish ferries' or 'Dublin port Stena' as your destination. the port is around 20 mins from Dublin City Centre.

I visit belfast and dublin pretty often and have always wanted to try the ferry but as I am in London it just not worth it. Its a hell of long day travelling.

plus you can always find cheap flights to ireland..

Just keep getting "No journeys are available" no matter what combination of routes I try so a cold vote from me

Original Poster

JDPower

Just keep getting "No journeys are available" no matter what combination … Just keep getting "No journeys are available" no matter what combination of routes I try so a cold vote from me



i realise its a cr*p website, but you can book at any rail station without further charges. To check fare/ time on line put in a very early time i.e 4am, and select later journey as required...

irish car ferries on the other hand continues to be the great value it always was. by which i mean fiat oligopoly.

"Tickets include open train to and from the port and ferry travel with Irish Ferries or Stena line."

I can only see single fares and at £39 each way it's twice the price of flying and 6 hours longer journey.

Cheapest single I can get from my local station is £95

A couple of mates were in Dublin last weekend for a visit.....£5 a pint in the centre.
I thought Amsterdam was expensive!

toiletseatlicker

A couple of mates were in Dublin last weekend for a visit.....£5 a pint … A couple of mates were in Dublin last weekend for a visit.....£5 a pint in the centre.I thought Amsterdam was expensive!


Christ how do the Irish afford to be such alcoholics? Must be all the leprechaun gold I guess...

One way of avoiding the outrageous rip-off £5 card transaction fee from Irish "cheapest fares" Ferries.

Is this £31 each way or return?

I think the website's having problems. I was looking at this the other day. £31 is the standard price, so don't feel your missing out if you don't get anything booked right now. People I know have done this several times from Northampton, so it doesn't have to be just Welsh stations. It is £31 one way though

Just make sure the ferry is actually running that day (rather than being cancelled "due to bad weather" when the sea is as flat as a pancake), or you'll get all the way to Holyhead and have to come home again...
Edited by: "pibpob" 2nd Mar 2013

Nothing from London it would seem ...

icehawk

Christ how do the Irish afford to be such alcoholics? Must be all the … Christ how do the Irish afford to be such alcoholics? Must be all the leprechaun gold I guess...



They don't drink in the tourist spots.

Although, Club Havana under Citi Hotel has £3 Pints of Tennets or Bavaria.

Last time I went though it was called Club Fever and it was £3 Pint of Guinness when everywhere else around Temple Bar was £4.50 - £6 a pint.

LadyEleanor

Obviously great for bikes.



... apart from the rip-off £9 (may have gone up) each way cycle carriage charge that both Irish Ferries and Stena charge. Definitely a rip-off as Stena only charged £5 for a bike to the Hook of Holland.

Another way to avoid booking fees and other charges is to buy this ticket at you local railway station. Best check your dates and times online before though and if you want to take a bike you'll have to book it via the ferry company separately.

Who knows cheap Sail and Rail to Mullingar? From London.

Original Poster

mick111

Who knows cheap Sail and Rail to Mullingar? From London.


book a rail sail to dublin, and a 9 euro ticket from there to mullingar from irish rail site
journeyplanner.irishrail.ie/bin…?OK
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