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driving time belfast to dublin airport

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driving time belfast to dublin airport

Our car rental is due back at the airport at noon. Mapquest tells us this trip will take 2 hours but I know that it is not always accurate. What would be a realistic amount of time to allow for getting from central Belfast to the Dublin Airport? Thanks.

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1. Re: driving time belfast to dublin airport

2 til 2 1/2 hours would seem plenty to me. The bus makes it in under 2 1/2 hours so by car slightly quicker.

If you have to be at the airport for a flight then perhaps leave a little early but if it's just to drop of the car they normally give an hour's grace.

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2. Re: driving time belfast to dublin airport

Unless you are leaving or departing in rush hour 2 hours is now correct and adequate. You will encounter 3 roundabouts and 1 toll booth on the entire journey and be able to drive at a constant 70mph (apart from the Dromore and Banbridge bypasses) north of the border and 120km/hr south of the border.

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3. Re: driving time belfast to dublin airport

We live close to Dublin Airport and find that we can usually do the run from Dublin to Belfast in just under 2 hours (and vice versa) providing that it's not rush hour (in either city). We wouldn't cut it too fine though if it means that you either risk missing a flight or copping an extra day's rental charge on your car.

You'll need €1.90 (only euro currency accepted) at the M1 toll which is near Drogheda.

nra.ie/GeneralTollingInformation/…

If you are heading for a flight at DUB, you'll need to arrive at least 30 mins before your check in time to allow for dropping your car off. Most of the drop off depots are just outside the airport precincts with complementary shuttle buses to take you to the terminal.

Edited: 01 September 2010, 11:02
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4. Re: driving time belfast to dublin airport

thanks all. It's great to be prepared.

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