How would you travel between Dublin & Paris?

I need to get 4 people from Dublin to Paris, then two people back to Dublin. What's the best combination of ferry/rail?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) March 30, 2012 21:14
    Hi Maureen.

    To travel from Dublin to Paris, you would take the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead in Wales. From Holyhead, you would take a train down to London, where you would switch to the Eurostar train to Paris. You would just do the same in the reverse for the return.

    Trains from Holyhead to London arrive into the Euston station in London, while trains from London to Paris depart from London's St. Pancras station. To commute between the Euston station and the St. Pancras station, you would take the Victoria Line of the Tube, which only takes about 10 minutes in duration. You would just pay to board the Tube locally upon arrival.

    To cover you on the ferry between Dublin and Holyhead, you would purchase the BritRail Irish Sea Crossing ticket. To purchase this ticket, you would click here:
    http://www.raileurope.com/activities/....

    This ticket is an open voucher that you would use to board any of the ferries between Dublin and Holyhead. You can find the schedules for these ferries by clicking on the 'FAQ' tab once you have accessed the page for the BritRail Irish Sea Crossing ticket on our website.

    The ferries are operated by Stena. If you wish, you can call Stena directly at +353 (0) 12 047 777 to make actual reservations in association with the ticket.

    You can check ticket costs and schedules for trains between Holyhead and London and also between London and Paris under 'Check Fares and Schedules' on the homepage of our website.

    I would recommend doing a roundtrip search for your travel between Holyhead and London, and also again for your travel between London and Paris, because both of these trains do happen to offer special roundtrip rates. You would do a roundtrip search just by clicking 'Add Return Journey' directly under where you enter the cities and your preferred dates and times. By doing your search this way, you would be quoted these discounted rates.

    Trains between Holyhead and London can only be booked within 60 to 75 days of an intended date of departure. The Eurostar between London and Paris can be booked at any point within 90 days of an intended departure.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) March 30, 2012 21:19
    The best discounted rates on the Eurostar can sell out very quickly, so we would just recommend booking the tickets as soon as possible.
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