Day-trip from Dublin: Waterford

Nov 15th, 2007, 03:57 AM
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Day-trip from Dublin: Waterford

Maximizing public transportation, we wish to make a day-trip journey from Dublin International to the Waterford Crystal factory on an autumn weekday morning. Any assistance in the form of suggestion, experience or resources would be greatly appreciated.

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Nov 15th, 2007, 05:11 AM
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To get to Waterford using public transport, your best bet would be to take a train from Heuston Station in Dublin. It takes just under 3 hours. For timetables, see www.irishrail.ie. When you get to Waterford it's quite a way to the Crystal factory, so I would think a taxi would be your best option.

However 6 hours of travelling is alot for a day trip and begs the question - why Waterford? There are plenty of better places for day trips that aren't as far from Dublin.
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Nov 15th, 2007, 05:24 AM
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Hijacking - with apologies!

Cailin - if you are still online.... at the end of a ten day trip that begins in dublin next week (late november) I will end in Galway for three days, then rush back to Shannon overnite for early departure. Is it foolish to go to Aran Islands for one of those three nights - 24 hours - at this time of the year? And more foolish to consider taking a Ferry there? Do you know how much it will cost to fly to Aran Isles?

Thanks - good luck with Dublin day trip!
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Nov 15th, 2007, 05:57 AM
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I'm still here!!

I don't think it would be foolish to go to the Aran Islands for one of the three nights. Obviously you're not guaranteed good weather, but I still think you would enjoy the trip. I've only been to Inishmore but I loved it!

The flights only cost about €50 return, so I think they'd be a much better bet than the ferry. I've been over on the ferry on a calm summer day and a few others got seasick, so I cannot imagine what it would be like next week!
Try www.aerarannislands.ie to book flights and check prices.

Enjoy your trip!
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Nov 15th, 2007, 07:47 AM
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topping for bdj

with thanks to Cailin! Whee!
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Nov 15th, 2007, 12:22 PM
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cailin...Much obliged for the link.

Any thoughts on the most expeditious transport from Dublin International to Heuston station?

Thanks in advance...
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Nov 16th, 2007, 01:35 AM
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There's a bus (the 748) that goes from the airport to Heuston Station. You will get it just outside the arrivals hall. They depart every 30 minutes. Alternatively a taxi would probably be your best bet.
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