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Old 02-07-2006, 09:09 PM   #1
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in march i will be traveling to england and soon after will be going to ireland. i am trying to find the absolute cheapest way to get there. any and all ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Depends on the cities... got any of those in mind?

RyanAir is typically the cheapest way between Ireland and the UK, and there are cheap-ass flights on EasyJet and BMI as well.

There's also rail and bus, which can be reasonable, but there's a bit of water separating most of the two countries, so you're looking at a pretty long ride.

There's the bus/rail and ferry combo, as well, which can be cheap depending on when you book and what ports you use.

As far as value goes, I say flying's the best way - it's pretty cheap and it's fast. Rail is good if you're going to go all around, say Shannon -> Dublin -> Belfast -> Scotland -> London - or something like that.
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We got super cheap flights within the British Isles on RyanAir as well as EasyJet - got to get them while on specials.
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Listen people, Aerlingus is worth a shot on any European flight, if you book a month or two in advance you'll get one way flights for €14. On proper planes, with proper food. Ryanair are bastards in my experience they'll abandon you while Aerlingus will bend over backwards to see you get to your destination.
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yeah im always throwing up aerlingus on these boards...probably gonna fly to chicago with them aswell
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Thumbs up on the Aer Lingus mention...

To think I could fly from the US to Shannon (ow) on Feb 23rd for $141.50...taxes INCLUDED. Makes me wonder if I should go back to Ireland for a little while :D
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thanks a lot guys.. it looks like aer lingus will be very good to me.
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