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me Jun 30th, 2002 09:51 AM

Inexpensive travel from London to Ireland...Ireland to France
Hello All,<BR><BR>Any recommendations for inexpensive travel from England (or Scotland) to Ireland....and then....Ireland to France....I will be hosteling through 18 countries (yes....a budget traveler). I have a Eurail pass (3 month, 17 restrictions. and I know this Eurail pass allows me some discounts on boats and on the "Chunnel" too.<BR><BR>ps. I have no interest in swimming although I am sure it can be the most inexpensive way to travel. Thank you though.<BR><BR>Tim

Rex Jun 30th, 2002 10:00 AM

Clearly the answer is<BR><BR>Am I to understand that you have already purchased a Eurailpass? For $1126 USD? Yikes. Not my idea of budget traveling. I don't ask in a critical tone, but to dispel the notion - - for others reading this - - that rail passes are for budget travelers.<BR><BR>Rail passes are for CONSTANT travelers, in my mind. The best budget travel, from my persepctive is to travel around less, see where you are more.<BR><BR>Best wishes,<BR><BR>Rex<BR>

amg Jun 30th, 2002 10:22 AM

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up Jun 30th, 2002 03:18 PM


Chester Smith Jul 1st, 2002 06:07 AM


Ann Jul 1st, 2002 08:09 AM

You can fly from Gatwick or Luton to Belfast on easyjet. Ryanair will take you to Dublin. Also check out British Midland ( Sometimes they run specials.

Tom Jul 1st, 2002 02:16 PM

Good answer, Chester.<BR>

flygirl Jul 1st, 2002 03:06 PM

I think it would be very cool if these carriers got together and offered some sort of discount pass like Eurail. (or do they)<BR><BR><BR>600 bucks gets you 5 trips in 2 months or something like that.

me Jul 1st, 2002 03:28 PM

Thanks for all the replies everyone! Wish me luck! (I am scared (almost to death) but excited too!) My first trip...and ALONE too. :)<BR><BR>Tim

Rex Jul 1st, 2002 05:24 PM

&lt;&lt;600 bucks gets you 5 trips in 2 months or something like that.&gt;&gt;<BR><BR>Actually many of the fares are even cheaper than ($600 divided by 5 = $120; offers tons of fares for $99, ryanair and easyjet have many chepaer than that).<BR><BR>I've always been puzzled at why people are attracted to pre-purchasing a lot of (intra-Europe) transportation at a "discount". Then you feel like you HAVE to use it to justify the purchase in the first place!<BR><BR>

cjhjhjhjhj Jul 2nd, 2002 12:32 AM

try as well as <BR> (Easyjet offer flights from Glasgow to Belfast from &pound;0 if you are flexible when you travel - you just pay the tax).

Ann Jul 2nd, 2002 06:28 AM

Correction: easyjet only flies from Luton to Belfast, not Gatwick.

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