Short break away to Dublin - Cheap travel and accomodation ideas?

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Found 18th Dec 2008
I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, so mods please move if not in the correct section.

Anyway, i'm looking to take the missus away for 3-4 days over the period of 19th - 22nd January, as she'll be turning 21 and wants something a little different to be done; she's always had a fascination with Dublin, so that's the plan, if it can be arranged (and within a budget).

Thus, i'm looking for tips on where to find the cheapest means of getting across to Dublin (if flying from Manchester, otherwise from the North-West area of England), either through flights or any other means of publicly accessible transport and also tips on where to stay in Dublin that's not stuck out in the middle of nowhere, but that won't cost the earth, either..?

The tips on the transportation is more essential, but if anybody could come up with ideas on where to look for good deals on either, then it would be most appreciated.



I took my partner to dublin this year we just went for the day tho, but got a mega cheap flights from ryan air it was from birmingham but cost £18 for the 2 of us return if you are flexable on dates you can get a bargain. Just check all dates. I'm not sure bout hotels but if travelodge have hotels there they always do good deals on early bookings look out for family rooms as sometimes these are cheaper than just double, and the difference is the family room has a sofa as well as a double bed so you are getting more yet its cheaper something to keep in mind. Also travel lodge so great deals in barcelona and so do ryan air. Hope this helps.

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Cheers guys; had been looking at the Travelodge rooms anyway, but the prices I seemed to be getting for Ryan Air, for that time period, were higher just a matter of a month ago; so looks like it's been worth the wait - and yeah, could of waited longer, but would rather secure it than risk waiting, given not knowing how much money i'll have post-Christmas to do it with)

Have booked the flights, and are on the verge of securing the hotel rooms - just wish they'd accept Maestro! Have had to do a BT of the money from one bank account of mine to another that has a Visa card, and then we're set! :thumbsup:


You can stay at the Hilton in dublin for £31 per day inc breakfast

For flights try....

[url]www.ryanair.com[/url] (out of Blackpool I think)

All of these are low cost carriers and often have good sales on especially just after Christmas. You can have a 1 month over view on the flight costs too if you're flexible a day or so each way.

For cheap hotels check out [url]www.hotelsrus.com[/url] I often find this place to be cheaper than most.

Have a great trip!


We did Dublin last year, flew with Ryanair, which cost us 1p each way plus the taxes which does bump it up to around £30 but still excellent value. We stayed at the Days hotel dayshoteldublinairport.com/ Stayed there twice now cos its amazing value! Huge big suite with at least a queen sized bed, huge picture window in the main room, a seperate sitting room with kitchenette and a huge walk in shower room/bathroom....superb! If you wanna spoil your girlfriend then I recommend this hotel. Its about 10 mins from the airport. The hotel has a free collection/drop off bus service. Its about a 20 min bus journey into Dublin city centre with regular buses from just down the road from the hotel. The only downer at the moment is the poor exchange rate on the Euro, which will make anywhere that uses the Euro expensive. We flew from Bristol airport, which was a piece of cake compared to Gatwick or Heathrow.
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