Hi all !
I want to get from London to Dublin in early October.
I only have about 10 days so I figured the easiest/fastest way is to fly.. but I am wondering.. do you have to buy plane tickets well in advance for flights within the UK? or can you go standby?
What airlines should I be searching for the best deals?
any other alternatives than flying? How do I get from London to Dublin by bus.. train..??? I checked out Rail Europe and it's not that cheap...
any advice... ideas.. anything
Try looking at ryanair.com. In general fares get much higher as you get nearer the time - but then you might find there is a sale so you are never sure you are doing the best! In your position I should be trying to get something now but that could prove to have cast more.
Don't want to sound like a smart ass or anything, but it is just to clarify something in your post - London to Dublin is not an internal UK flight, as Dublin is in Ireland. As for getting here cheaply, I would reccomend you try either Aerlingus.com or Ryanair.com. You should be able to get a flight into Dublin for a reasonable price, however as has been said, the later you leave it then the more expensive it will be unless they have seats left. Failing that I would look at the eurolines.com site and then go onto the nationalexpress.co.uk site. This is part of the europe wide bus company and there are 2 or 3 buses to Dublin daily. It is of course quite a long trip which includes a 4 hr ferry crossing but you would probably get it cheaper especially if u r under 26 and booking would not be a problem, you could probably book at the last minute at no extra cost. Also just to point out that when u r coming from England you will need to have some Euro's. Hope some of this may be helpful, and again sry to sound condesending at the start, but us that would be like sayin what part of the USA is Canada in!
Enjoy your trip
Here I am on my way to Ireland and I offended a native already...
I honestly know it's not part of the UK.. I just had a brain lapse I guess.. sorry if I offended !!
I booked last-minute tickets from London to Dublin on Ryanair back in July - which is probably high season. I think I booked them about 4 days in advance, without a problem. It cost about $100 Canadian, taxes in (you know how our dollar is...). We had to fly out of Luton, so a bit of a trek (there's a bus to Luton from just outside the main bus station in London, though, that was pretty reasonable) but, all in all, flying in was quick and convenient. Less than an hour's flight compared to all that bus-and-ferrying.
Hope that helps!