You need to convert to the currency of the country you are posting in. The majority of people posting here don't have a clue what $300 is in Euros.
How many are you? It would appear that the highest Departure tax is £13 from Heathrow. And it is only payable on departure, not on arrival.
Irish Ferries www.irishferries.com and Stenaline www.stena.ie both operate ferries on the Irish Sea. However you would need to factor in the price of the planes into Dublin Airport, the cost of transport from Dublin Airport to Dublin Port, the cost of the ferry to the UK and also any potential overnight accommodation costs. Furthermore, you would have to haul your luggage across Dublin.
All to save £13 per person.
If you want a two-centre holiday, do. Ireland is a fabulous destination. We can help you with that. However if you are only interested in visiting the UK, then I think flying in and out directly and absorbing the Departure Tax cost is probably a better option.
Sorry - my post should read www.stenaline.ie for Stenaline.
"The Departure tax from UK airports is almost $300 & rising"?
Do you have a private plane, is that what this is about?
Roger and out.
But the OP should remember that its a Departure tax, not an arrival tax.
So it frankly doesn't matter a jot where or how they arrive. Its how they leave that is the issue.
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