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Ferry to England

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Ferry to England

The Departure tax from UK airports is almost $300 & rising. Any suggestions on flying to Dublin & ferry to Liverpool, then renting a car?

John

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1. Re: Ferry to England

Don't follow exactly?

The Dublin Liverpool Ferry is mainly a freight ferry and not available to foot passengers You can Rail and sail to Liverpool via Holyhead from Dublin or you can fly Dublin Liverpool with Ryanair if you dont have too much baggage.

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2. Re: Ferry to England

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.

www.interairports.co.uk/airport-taxes.html

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.

Holyhead is a better destination by ferry from Dublin than Liverpool. The Liverpool Ferry is primarily a trucker's ferry.

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.

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3. Re: Ferry to England

Sorry - my post should read www.stenaline.ie for Stenaline.

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4. Re: Ferry to England

"The Departure tax from UK airports is almost $300 & rising"?

Do you have a private plane, is that what this is about?

Please clarify.

Roger and out.

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5. Re: Ferry to England

I'm on the bus.

www.eurolines.com

Or if sail rail.

www.seat61.com

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6. Re: Ferry to England

depends a lot on where you want to be in the UK, from Dublin as a foot passenger you can only take a ferry to Holyhead in Wales, you can then get a train to London, but its not quick or easy.

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7. Re: Ferry to England

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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