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Best Way to Get to Belfast from Dublin (w/out rental car)?

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Best Way to Get to Belfast from Dublin (w/out rental car)?

Looking for recommendations on the best way to get from Dublin to Belfast (traveling with my 9 year old daughter). Is the bus or rail more convenient (I'm not as worried about price)? We'll be staying near Trinity College at O'Neills Victorian Pub. Thank you!

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1. Re: Best Way to Get to Belfast from Dublin (w/out rental car)?

The train journey from Belfast to Dublin www.irishrail.ie is nice & thats the option I would take.

You will get the bus timetable on www.buseireann.ie

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2. Re: Best Way to Get to Belfast from Dublin (w/out rental car)?

Advantages of the train

- More comfortable

- You'll definitely have toilets and catering facilities on board

Advantages of the bus

- More frequent departures.

Trains leave from Connolly Station. Buses leave from Busaras, which is pretty much across the road from Connolly.

As with pretty much all Irish rail routes, apart from Dublin-Cork, there is little time advantage to taking the train.

Edited: 27 March 2012, 10:36
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3. Re: Best Way to Get to Belfast from Dublin (w/out rental car)?

Take the train, especially with a nine year old. Much better facilities: food, restroom, view of scenery, and room to move around.

Check with www.irishrail.ie about buying tickets ahead of time on line. Most fares are 20 euro,some even less.

Trains to Belfast leave from Connolly Station.

Edited: 27 March 2012, 16:58
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4. Re: Best Way to Get to Belfast from Dublin (w/out rental car)?

Although Belfast trains depart from Connolly, you can depart from Pearse St (Westland Row), on DART or any Northbound commuter train, and change at Connolly.

Its just two stops Northbound and walking distance from your accommodation.

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