CAN I SPEND UK STERLING IN DUBLIN

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Found 7th Dec 2008
hi
im off to ireland (dublin) on tuesday
got one of the free flights from ryan air
as the lad has never flown and wanted to go on a plane
and what i want to know is do i need euros or can io just take uk sterling
if so do they also accept uk coins,
also if i can will everything be more expensive if paying in sterling
thanks in advance
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You will need Euros. No doubt about it.

Get some currency - but use a credit card for expensive purchases (or just bills if its easier!) Best way to do it IMHO.
No you need Euro's and Dublin is very pricey (just come back from a overnight stay for a 1p flight this week).

For a small amount of Euro's I would suggest M & S if their is one close to you but the rate is pretty rubbish
They don't really like taking sterling in Ireland. Some places will but certainly not all so my advice is get some euro's before you travel but not at the airport as the rate will be rubbish. If you have a marks & spencer near where you live change some money up there as they give just about the best rate. Have a nice time
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guv;3693817

You will need Euros. No doubt about it.


if i use my bank card whilst over there can i draw euros out the cash machine
crow99;3693821

No you need Euro's and Dublin is very pricey (just come back from a … No you need Euro's and Dublin is very pricey (just come back from a overnight stay for a 1p flight this week).For a small amount of Euro's I would suggest M & S if their is one close to you but the rate is pretty rubbish


That's pretty scary crow eh - great minds
scoot;3693829

if i use my bank card whilst over there can i draw euros out the cash … if i use my bank card whilst over there can i draw euros out the cash machine


Yes you can but your bank will most likely add a small charge. Best to get some before travelling.
I think they'll only accept the euro. I was in cork in the spring and some shops had the prices displayed in euros and pounds sterling but I don't know anyone who tried paying with £'s. You should be able to withdraw from the cashpoints, whilst there but I think your bank will charge you unless, of course, you have a Nationwide account, then its free. Have a great time - Dublin (enjoyed a weekend there a few years ago) is great but be warned, whether its in euros or £'s its an expensive city.
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scoot;3693829

if i use my bank card whilst over there can i draw euros out the cash … if i use my bank card whilst over there can i draw euros out the cash machine


Yes. It will default to euros.
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andywedge;3693856

Yes. It will default to euros.


im working 12 hours tomorrow so may need to use the cash machine whilst out there, anyone know if there is one just outside the airport before i jump in a taxi
oh yes another question how far is the town center from the airport and how much in a taxi
Sorry can't help with that one, we went by ferry. But it might be worth ordering your euros on the Travelex web site and picking them up at your departure airport - did it when we went to cork and got a pretty good rate of exchange - worth a look at the exchange rate anyway. Enjoy the crac
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scoot;3693896

im working 12 hours tomorrow so may need to use the cash machine whilst … im working 12 hours tomorrow so may need to use the cash machine whilst out there, anyone know if there is one just outside the airport before i jump in a taxioh yes another question how far is the town center from the airport and how much in a taxi



You are better off catching the express bus service.... very frequent and much much cheaper than a cab. The airport is a fair way out - though you would need to check where your hotel is compared to the bus routes.
guv;3693953

You are better off catching the express bus service.... very frequent and … You are better off catching the express bus service.... very frequent and much much cheaper than a cab. The airport is a fair way out - though you would need to check where your hotel is compared to the bus routes.


For a Spurs fan he talks some sense. :whistling: That's good advice:)
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guv;3693953

You are better off catching the express bus service.... very frequent and … You are better off catching the express bus service.... very frequent and much much cheaper than a cab. The airport is a fair way out - though you would need to check where your hotel is compared to the bus routes.



cheers mate, but no hotel this time as its just for the day
was looking at stopping overnight but as it was our first time on one of these ryanair deals thought would suss it out with a daytrip.
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scoot;3694000

cheers mate, but no hotel this time as its just for the day



In that case - the express bus is a must! (Unless you need to get there 5 minutes earlier than you would have and paid 10 times more for the priviledge!)
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guv;3694010

In that case - the express bus is a must! (Unless you need to get there 5 … In that case - the express bus is a must! (Unless you need to get there 5 minutes earlier than you would have and paid 10 times more for the priviledge!)


do i just ask for the express bus alsohow much is it to dublin town center roughly anyone know
on one of the links some has posted for me with all the bus services there are buses but are about 7 euros and 12 euros return, is this the express bus service as they seem pretty expensive for a 6 mile/20 min trip
cheers
I am also going to Dublin soon and was looking at that website, it says a taxi from the airport is between 20 and 25 euros? Does anyone know if this is correct
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shopaholic_blond;3759700

I am also going to Dublin soon and was looking at that website, it says a … I am also going to Dublin soon and was looking at that website, it says a taxi from the airport is between 20 and 25 euros? Does anyone know if this is correct



hi
the 2 buses you can catch is the 16a or 43 they will both take you into the heart of dublin (just double check either when your their or on the link in the earlier post)
you can pay on the bus if you have the correct coins, you put them in the machine. you dont give it to the driver its 2 euros (dublin bus)
or the newsagents inside the airport opposite the exit will sell you a 90 minute ticket for 1.90 euros
we found out after you can get a day ticket from the newsagent for 6 euros, and if its cold you can get on any dublin bus for a warm and a see a bit of the country
take enough money though we had a burger king and cost 8 euros for a double whopper meal which is almost £8
also a must pre book you car parking with airparks it will only be about £4.00 well it was fro east mids, i didnt and the airport parking was £21 40 for the day in the long stay and £25 in the short stay
using airparks on the day will still cost you £16.99 for the day
so pre-booking on the net is a must
hope this helps
You seen the highstreet exchange rate at the moment, Euro is worth more than the pound!
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Paddy_o_furniture;3763156

You seen the highstreet exchange rate at the moment, Euro is worth more … You seen the highstreet exchange rate at the moment, Euro is worth more than the pound!


yeah but only just mate its its 1.11 euro to the pound at the min
and when its 8 euros for a whopper meal that works out to £7.16
and as there was 3 of us so 3 meals cost £24 euros which is about £21.48
when they are less than a fiver in england
also nearly 2 euros for a 500ml bottle of coke about £1.80
over here they are 80p
its ok when the exchange rate was about 1.50 euros to the pound when it first started out in spain as 3 euros was about £2
if the exchange rate was still at 1.50 then items in dublin would of cost the same as england
any how we really enjoyed it and will go back again
but have learnt a few lessons with the car parking etc...
stupid question i know but do u need a passport to travel to dublin - there seems to be mixed reviews
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gamesrus;3764223

stupid question i know but do u need a passport to travel to dublin - … stupid question i know but do u need a passport to travel to dublin - there seems to be mixed reviews


under 16s can travel without any documents but best to take birth certificate
but if you select online checkin under 16s will need a passport
if you selected online check in then over 16s will need a passport too
if you selected airport checkin then either a passport or id card issued by the government will do
think you can also use a new style driving licence too but best to ring the airline and double check as it can vairy from airline to airline
make sure you take out travel insurance as i heard there is no healthcare their and if you get ran over it will cost a fortune but i may of been told wrong
got it from [url]www.flexicover.co.uk[/url] and cost less than a tenner for 2 adults and 2 kids
Went last week overnight and it is
A) Expensive and B) Cold!!. Take gloves and a scarf and thick coat.
When you come through customs go to Dublin Buss Info kiosk ( Towards left as you look at main doors) and ask for a Family day pass , it covers up to 2 adults and 2 children and costs 10 Euros. It will get you to airport and BACK! plus any other buses you may use during the day Catch Airport Express bus 747 (NOT Aircoach).
The journey takes 20 mins and stops on O'Connell Street near the spire. Everyone will be getting off there so you will realise when you are at that stop.
Catch the bus back opposite where you got off, outside the Dublin Bus offices.
Enjoy yourselves and don't forget to try the Guinness
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