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Ireland Travel Budget




How much does it cost to travel to Ireland?

This typical travel budget for Ireland is an aggregation of travel expenses from real travelers. This will give you an idea of how much money you will need during your visit.
Average Daily Expenses (Per Person)
All Travel Styles

Average Daily Cost
(per person)
89.78
Accommodation1 47.65
Food2 26.31
Local Transportation1 14.35
Entertainment1 12.31
Communication2 2.86
Tips and Handouts1 5.68
Intercity Transportation1 34.46
Souvenirs1 11.17
Alcohol2 12.01
Practical Information
Examples from Travelers
These expenses come from the budgets of actual travelers.
  • Bus to Galway in Cill Chainnigh
    24.50
  • Bus from Airport in Dublin
    7.00
  • Lunch Lynam's Pub in Dublin
    3.95
  • St Pauls Cathedral in Dublin
    4.50
  • Dublin Writer's Museum in Dublin
    6.30
  • Postcard in Dublin
    0.40
  • Motion Sickness Medicine in Dublin
    4.49
  • Overnight Parking in Galway
    10.00
  • Fish & Chips Dinner in Galway
    8.12
  • Guinness Brewery for Two in Dublin
    27.00
  • Ferry Dublin to London in Dublin
    36.00
  • Wild Wicklow Tour in Dublin
    26.01
For more examples, search for a specific city.
Accommodation
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Rooms from $42.46
This guesthouse is located in Blackrock, which is a beautiful area of Dublin that is connected to the city by direct bus. It's located just a few minutes from Dun Laoghaire ferry port and Blackrock Dart station, making it easily accessible from anywhere in Dublin.
Brookville Park Blackrock, Dublin City
Dublin
The Republic of Ireland makes up the majority of the island of Ireland, which is located in northwest Europe. The remainder of the island is taken up by Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom.

This popular country has much appeal to international travelers, in part because of its beautiful landscape and stunning setting, but also because of the welcoming nature of the people that live there. With their charming accents and charismatic personality, it's the people that have put Ireland on the map for many tourists. The country's diversity and compact size make it easy for travelers to navigate. The beauty ranges from the rugged coastline to mountains and pastureland. It offers everything from castles to spas to a relaxing pint of Guinness in a quaint pub. Get yourself lost in the countryside. Pull over at a roadside pub and dine on a basic fish and chips. Chat with the friendly locals, party in Dublin, or take in a local music festival.

Top Tourist Attractions
Bru na Boinne: A serious of prehistoric monuments and beautiful landscape along the shore of the Boyne. The biggest monuments are Newgrange, Knowth, and Dowth.
The Burren: Stuck between the city of Galway and the Aran Islands, this limestone plateau is as desolate as the moon's landscape.
Glendalough: Beautiful landscape made up of lakes and walking trails where you will find some important early Christian sights, including churches and cathedrals.

Popular Foods
Irish Stew: A hearty traditional stew made with lamb (or mutton) and potatoes, carrots, and onions.
Colcannon: A filling dish made with potatoes, kale or cabbage, cream and butter.
Boxty: A potato pancake dish usually made from finely cut potatoes, butter, egg, and flour. It can be served stuffed with something such as a meat.
Travel Tips

Taxis

By backpackguru on Nov 21, 2011 in Local Transportation
In this country, it's probably easiest to call ahead for a taxi. You can have the receptionist at your hotel do this for you as they have relationships with at least one taxi company. In major cities like Dublin and Belfast you can usually find taxis on the major roads. In the smaller towns, however, definitely plan to call ahead. They will ask for a callback number, so have a number prepared, even if you're at a pay phone. Your wait can be anything from five to thirty minutes depending on the time of day and demand. Taxi rates are regulated by the Commission of Taxi Regulation and you can see their website for more information. Make sure drivers use the meter during your trip.

Renting a Car

By Bryan on Feb 26, 2012 in Intercity Transportation
Many people choose to rent a car to get around. It's a great way to see the countryside without the worries of dealing with public transportation. Do note that many of the roads are narrow and winding, so they can be challenging to drive on. Some people may think it is easier to get around with an automatic car, but manual is actually better in that it is easier to find and you are likely to get a smaller vehicle. Driving the roads with a smaller car is much easier. They are also easier to navigate with when going through a round about, of which there are many throughout the country. Also remember it is cheaper not to rent your vehicle from the airport, but take public transportation and pick up a rental car elsewhere.

Taking a Train

By Bryan on Feb 26, 2012 in Intercity Transportation
Trains throughout the country are operated by the state-run Irish Rail Service. Most will travel to or from Dublin, although the frequency and speed of the trains has been increasing dramatically in recent years.

The best way to save money is to book your tickets well in advance in an office. Prices can actually be more expensive online because special discounts are not always available on the computer. Of course, it is more convenient to book your tickets online though. You can book your tickets up to a month in advance and the earlier the better, as it can result in significant savings.
Quick Facts
  • 5% - 15%
  • No
US Embassy Information
42 Elgin Road
Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
+353 1 668-8777
ACSDublin@state.gov
http://dublin.usembassy.gov/
  • 1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
  • 2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis. For example, the Food daily average is for all meals for an entire day.

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