#144 How Much Should I Budget for Transportation on My Trip to Ireland? – AUDIO

Joe-and-Stephanie-Lakes-of-KillarneyStephanie Chastain steps in to help us figure out how much it will cost us to get to Ireland and how much we should set aside for getting around once we get there. Whether it’s a self-drive or public transportation, she’s got us covered.


Show Notes


  • Liam talks about how he once saved money by flying a Russian airline to Ireland.



  • How much does a trip to Ireland really cost?
  • How much should I budget for transportation in Ireland?




    Airfare budget is usually $800-1400 depending on when you go and where you are coming from.


  • Places to find the best rates
  • www.skyscanner.com
  • www.kayak.com
  • Set alerts
  • Adjust your dates to see the rates
  • Sign up for email enewsletters from airlines
  • Book earlier


  • Arriving by ferry
  • Stenaline
  • Irish Ferries
  • Booking early and fare sales can lower your price


  • Hiring a car in Ireland
  • Auto vs manual
  • Insurance – full insurance with “excess” or low deductible
  • $70 a day for automatic with full insurance for
  • Dan Dooley Discount Dan Dooley with the code dochara – www.dan-dooley.ie


  • Insurance included with your credit card might not be available in Ireland


  • Letter of coverage for any third-party insurance


  • Other expenses
  • Gas/petrol costs
  • Parking fees
  • Car ferries
  • Tolls – find out how your car rental company wants you to pay for tolls




Author: Corey

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  1. I just found your info this morn on my phone and am going to print a lot of the info out. We head to Ireland the end of April for 11 days. Getting excited. Flying in and out of Shannon, renting a car. 3 days Kilkenny area, 3 days Killarney area, 3 days Galway area and also Cong and Dingle. Was gonna use 1 big suitcase for us both but switching to two smaller ones now as well as my daughters old backpack. Have two days in Rathdrum doing research on my dad’s family line from 1730’s.

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    • Rhoby, sounds like a fantastic trip! So glad to know you’re including so many multi-night stays. That will completely transform your experience and assure you have time to enjoy your trip.

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