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Travel to Dublin from Wales by Irish Ferry

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Mesa, AZ
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Travel to Dublin from Wales by Irish Ferry

My husband and I would like to take the train from London to Wales and then the Ferry from Holyhead to Dublin. I was wondering when we arrive how we could get from the pier into Dublin. Is there a bus or cab? We are planning to spend two night in Dublin and then take the train to Killarny for two nights. Is there a day tour that would take us around the Ring of Kerry? We only have six days to spend in Ireland and we would like to see as much as possible.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated

Mesa, AZ
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11. Re: Travel to Dublin from Wales by Irish Ferry

Thank you so much for all the information. It is very helpful and we are really looking forward to the trip.

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12. Re: Travel to Dublin from Wales by Irish Ferry

The idea of tagging Killarney to the very start or very end of the trip is a very good one and will likely save some money. Timetable wise it works out best on the outward journey.

If you take one of the afternoon ferries from Holyhead as per post 8, the connecting buses from Dublin Port will bring you the whole way to Heuston railway station (in fact bus connections between the port and Heuston have recently been improved to make it easier for passengers to/from provincial Ireland to use Sailrail). The station has a range of shops and places to eat.

The tickets issued in Britain do not operate the ticket barriers here but just show them to the member of staff on duty at the gate.

Then take the 19.00 Cork train as far as Mallow (arrive 21.16).

Change at Mallow and catch the 21.24 Tralee train which arrives in Killarney at 22.13 (the change at Mallow is easy and the trains connect, other passengers will be changing too).

The station in Killarney is very central: http://www.irishrail.ie/Killarney

The ticket can be bought online at: http://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/SailRail/ for £59.50 single, London to Killarney.

Bought at the station on the day of travel it costs £64.50

The bus transfer from Dublin Port to Heuston is not included. The bus from the Stena Line terminal to Heuston and the bus from the Irish Ferries terminal to Heuston both costs €4.

The bus from the Stena sailing will reach Heuston around 18.00, the bus from the Irish Ferries sailing around 18.10.

The trains to Mallow and Killarney both have free onboard Wifi. The Dublin-Mallow train has catering.

A long day from London but quite do-able and very relaxing.

Edited: 11:10 am, February 09, 2013
Mesa, AZ
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13. Re: Travel to Dublin from Wales by Irish Ferry

Thank you for your help; We will definitely follow your advice.

14. Re: Travel to Dublin from Wales by Irish Ferry

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