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    Canal Boats

    by grandmaR Written Aug 1, 2007

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    I noticed when the bus was driving us around the city, that there was a canal with locks. Usually a lock means that there is a boat to be moved up or down. I never saw a canal boat.

    But of course Dublin is a port so there is a lot of water and a lot of ships of various kinds.

    Canal lock from the bus Lock keeper's cottage Dublin harbor from the bus Sailboats stranded by the tide Another photo of the lock
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    Dublin Aiport....transport to the city centre

    by don1dublin Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Theres three ways to get from the Airport to Dublin city centre/downtown.

    1.Taxi - cost...around 20-25 euro

    2.Bus - cost...around 5 euro?

    3.Walk......cost? a spell in prison---.well you can try and walk but will more than likely get arrested as you cant walk down a motorway :0)

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    Get the boat

    by don1dublin Written Apr 7, 2004

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    Your in Dublin and you want to pop accross the pond.....(irish sea) and take a quick trip to wales/uk.....get the

    Irish ferries have the largest car ferry in the world....ok maybe not world but definatly Europe :0)

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    by hevbell Updated Dec 30, 2006

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    The trams are a relatively new addition to Dublins transport system as they were still testing them out when I visited back in 04. In 06 however, they were in full operation and we took one out Heuston Station when we were visiting some where out that way. There are only two lines [the one that goes passed O'Connell St and Heuston Station and another that begins at St Stephens Green] but its a quick and easy way of travelling if you are going somewhere on their routes. There was an automated ticket machine at each stop to buy your ticket from.

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    Aer Arran

    by zone_de_guerre Written Jun 12, 2007

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    Aer Arran do a lot of internal flights and sometimes if you do not want the hassle of getting a train and a bus and want to cut down on journey times they are sometimes worth using, especially if going from somewhere like Dublin to Donegal and vice versa!

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    Dublin International Airport

    by jenna24 Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Dublin International Airport
    I found it easiest to get around by car.

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    From America!

    by thunderbox Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Fly Air India to London.
    During the high season it's the best deal. You can also pick up a cheap ticket from London to Dublin on RyanAir.
    One thing though, Air India flies into Heathrow airport and Ryan Air flies out of wither Gatwick or Stanstead. You can take a shuttle for about $12 to get to the other airport.

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  • I travelled by Catamaran from...

    by fax Written Aug 25, 2002

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    I travelled by Catamaran from Holyhead in the U.K. This took about 1.5 hrs, other ferry crossings are available from Liverpool.

    Dublin is served very well by air from the United Kingdom. Ryanair offers riddiculously cheap flights starting at about £9!! other operators are British Airways and Aer Lingus.

    Aer Lingus also serves most major european capital cities and the east and west coast of the US. Other good connections can be made via Manchester and London Heathrow to asian destinations.

    ***August offers from Leeds Bradford Airport to Dublin with Ryanair £2 return!!! plus tax total price £19.40....mad or what but not to be missed!!!***
    The DART train is a good way of getting around the city, also walking as the city is quite compact.

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    British Airways has flights...

    by Wenasje Written Aug 25, 2002

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    British Airways has flights from the UK to Dublin and you can fly with BA from almost anywhere. Then there is Aer Lingus who has international flights.

    Besides Aer Lingus, Ireland has another national carrier which is increddibly cheap: Ryanair.
    They're a discount carrier (like Easyjet in GB) and I once flew with them, one-way from Dublin to Belgium (Brussels, Charleroi) for only 10 Irish Pounds!
    I know they have flights between several cities in Great Britain and Dublin as well as Brussels-Dublin (and back of course..) For more flights and information go to: Ryanair

    When leaving from mainland Europe, you could go by bus with Eurolines, but this will take you 24 hours (compared to 1,5 hour flight) and I am not so confident in their services.
    There is nu subway (or tube) in Dublin. Public transport in Dublin is done mainly by bus. They're cute if u want to have that double-decker experience. Personnally, I prefer to go by foot. Dublin is not that big and at least you get to see everything that way.

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    ENGLISH VERSION - When you...

    by TELETRES Written Aug 25, 2002

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    ENGLISH VERSION - When you board a bus and you buy a ticket to the driver (pleasant people ... Thanks Dave), you gotta give the exact change. About € 1 a ticket as far as I can remember. They don't take notes. You can also buy 3 days transportation pass, ask for more.

    VERSION FRANCAISE : Lorsque vous montez à bord d'un bus et que vous achetez le billet directement au chauffeur, il faut lui donner le montant exact du prix (environ 1 € si mes souvenirs sont bons). Ils ne prennent pas les billets de banque. On peut acheter des tickets de bus valables plusieurs jours (se renseigner dans les agences touristiques ou dans O'Conell street).

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    If leaving from the USA or...

    by boeing_777 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    If leaving from the USA or USSA etc, it is a well known fact to fly.
    If leaving from the UK, drive on to the ferrie, it is cheap and easy.
    Train into city.
    Bus in the city.
    Taxi to aritport.

    Have A good one

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  • If you aren't one for boats...

    by Jo-Condon Written Aug 25, 2002

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    If you aren't one for boats fly because the times i have been over on the ferry it's been rough as! Don't think it's possible to have a smooth ferry ride in the Irish Sea!
    Dublin is small enough to use footpower - walking is the best way to get around in my opinion, gives you a chance to see a lot more!

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    by davidjo Written Jul 29, 2015

    Besides the train, bus, tram and taxi there are 3 wheeled bicycles that can take you home from Temple Bar when you have had too much to drink. I woke up early one morning and from my window i noticed quite a few of these pedal trikes rushing around. No idea of the price but i guess you have to make a deal with the operator.
    Another way to get around is by horse and cart, but i guess this is an expensive option, mainly for sightseeing.

    horse and cart tricycle

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    by SELVA73 Written Oct 24, 2010

    All transports in Dublin were great. Clean, fast, punctual, useful.
    Buses were everywhere in town and it was the 50 cent rate for the city centre, so it was very convinient.
    Train was comfortable and clean and punctual.
    Tramway was as good as in Barcelona (I think is the same)

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    air travel

    by iaint Written May 2, 2011

    On my April 11 trip I arrived on Ryanair and left on Aer Lingus (long story), so I can compare!

    Ryanair was only 50% full, so boarding was easy and getting seats together for the 2 of us was not difficult. The flight was on time. The main ”negative” was the constant stream of high volume announcements throughout the short flight. It made conversation difficult.

    Aer Lingus was a bit fuller, but check in was immediate and boarding was easy. You get allocated seats. I slept all the way, so presumably either they don’t have to sell lottery cards or can do it quietly. AL uses the new terminal (2) which is lovely - spacious and well appointed.

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  • May 26, 2015 at 6:48 AM

    I travelled to Dublin (from London) for a business trip recently. I figured it'd be easier if I had an airport chauffeur service there to collect me - which turned out to be the right decision, it made life so much easier. I'd really recommend choosing LFLCS. I'll leave the link here if anyone wants to know about it :)

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