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dublin - belfast

is it worth a day trip from dublin to belfast ? and if yes , what s the best way to raech there , by rent car or better by train ? quite some distance though ..

any clue , is there any rent car company offering continental cars for rent ( left side wheel )?

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1. Re: dublin - belfast

I'd definitely go by train. It's an easy and fairly quick ride with frequent service. You don't really want to be worrying about driving in Dublin (and to a lesser extent in Belfast).

Great place to visit. You might want to post in the Belfast forums to get more specific help on what to see and do in Belfast as well as how to get around.


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im goin other way if any help in bangor work in belfast. train from bangor to belfast half hour then belfast to dublin two and a half hours all in £25 each return. given the time on train car not much less youd be better doin an overnight stay in belfast. once you get off at great victoria st station days hotel is right behind it, stay there anytime going out on the town. double room is about £50 for the night.

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I agree with Keith - rail is the most pleasant way to travel between Dublin and Belfast. For ticket prices, schedules etc. see www.irishrail.ie. You can also travel by coach -see www.buseireann.ie. The distance is not great - it's about 170km and takes a little over 2 hours by rail and a little bit longer by coach.

Car rental is possible but seems like a lot of hassle for a short trip like this - and no you cannot rent left hand drive cars here.

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quite a pricy round trip at 40 eur .. journeyplanner.irishrail.ie/bin/query.exe/en…

still in doubts if worth or not one day .

thanks to all for sharing .

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The bus is cheaper if that helps?

Belfast is very different to Dublin so if you have sufficient time, I think it is a good addition to the trip. In one day, you can actually cover a lot of the city so it makes it a good day trip. If you do go by train, you get off at Central station but keep your train ticket and it will get you free into the city centre (a short 5 minute bus ride). Turn left after you leave the station and the bus stop is on your left.

If you get the bus, it leaves you at the Europa bus station which is very central.

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If you arrive by train, your ticket entitles you to go from Central to Victoria station free...this is about 10 minutes and Victoria is a bit more central.

I think one day is possible but get there early and come back late as there is a lot to do!

I "did" Belfast over three days last year, including a trip to the Giant's Causeway (great!!)

I would also recommend the HOHO bus as this gets you to to Stornmont , which is not easy to reach by public transport, if I remember.

Plus it takes in all the interesting sites in a fairly short time.

But yes, all in all this won't necessarily be a cheap day out!

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It is definately worth it if you are interested in Titanic. Inside the new Titanic Quarter exhibition centre they have built a replica staircase from the original Titanic ship plans: www.titanicbelfast.com

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