How much does a trip to Ireland cost? Budget for 8 days

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No matter how much guide we do to Ireland, we know that for some travellers the budget to travel to Ireland is the most important part of the trip, because obviously, it depends on the type of trip you can organize or the days you will be in the country. So in this post we’re going to tell you how much an 8-day trip to Ireland costs.

We spent 8 days in Ireland, which seems more than enough time to get to know the most important places in the country.

If you have more time, you can spend more time in the main cities or get more into the central area of the island, but obviously that will increase the budget.

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How much does a trip to Ireland cost: the flights

The price of flights to Ireland depends on many factors: the season, the days you travel, if you make stops, the company you choose, etc..

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Our recommendation is that you search and look at all the comparators you know to find the best price, because finding cheap flights to Dublin is not difficult.

We always use Skyscanner because we find it the most comfortable. In our case, we fly with Air Lingus to Dublin, but you will also find cheap options with Ryanair.

✈️ We pay 246.96 euros for flights from Ireland.

123.48 euros per person.

How much does a trip to Ireland cost: travel insurance

As you know, we always recommend that you travel with insurance, because you never know when you might need it.

In this case, if you are European, you have the European Health Insurance Card, but you have to be aware that there are things that this card does not cover.

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So maybe you should consider (especially if you are travelling from somewhere other than Europe) taking out travel insurance.

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🏥 We pay 74.39 euros for travel insurance for Ireland.

37.19 euros per person.

How much does a trip to Ireland cost: formalities

You won’t spend anything on paperwork and documentation if you travel from Spain. Since Ireland and Northern Ireland are, for the time being, members of the European Union.

If you are travelling from a Latin American country, we advise you to check with Foreign Affairs or the Irish and UK embassies in your country.

How much does a trip to Ireland cost: car rental and petrol

In our case, the car rental cost us a total of about 171 euros. We did it with Rentalcars, because that’s where we always find the cheapest prices.

You can find a cheaper car rental (even by half), as we were quite keen on the fact that we take out full insurance for what might happen when driving on the left.

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In any case, to rent a car for Ireland at a good price, the key is to compare, compare and compare.

🚘 We pay 176 euros for the car rental for Ireland.

88 euros per person.

In addition to the cost of renting a car, you have to take into account gasoline, ferries, tolls and parking lots, whose prices are detailed below.

In addition, if you are going to cross the border with Northern Ireland, you will have to pay a fee of 34 euros to the car rental company.

⛽ We pay 247 euros for petrol in Ireland.

123.5 euros per person.

⛴️ We pay 8 euros for the ferries in Ireland.

4 euros per person.

🚗 We pay 58.78 euros for other car-related expenses in Ireland.

29.39 euros per person.

How much does a trip to Ireland cost: accommodation

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We have already told you about our accommodation in the posts of each stage, but in this case we will only talk about the prices of our hotels and how they influenced the total budget of the trip to Ireland.

In general, even though some of the accommodations are more expensive than we would like, we are quite happy with the choice we made.

Perhaps the worst was Killarney’s, because despite its good location it was still a hostel.

🛏️ We pay 619 euros for accommodation in Ireland.

309.5 euros per person.

How much does a trip to Ireland cost: food

As you know, we have made a video in which we tried Irish food in which besides telling you how good it is, we talked about prices. You can find it here.

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But let’s get to what really matters, what we spent on food on our trip to Ireland.

You will have seen in the posts of each stage that there are days of the route when there are no meals, the reason is that there were many days when we made sandwiches with the things we had bought in the supermarket.

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Breakfast at Clayton Hotel (Dublin): 11 euros.
Supermarket purchase: 67.63 euros.
Dinner at The Reg (Waterford): 55.40 euros.
Purchase of drinks and bread: 8 euros.
Dinner at Robertino’s (Killarney): 43.45 euros.
Supermarket purchase: 45.96 euros.
Dinner at The Seafood Bar at Kirwans (Galway): 49,85 euros.
Lunch at Blackberry Restaurant (Leenane): 39.35 euros
Dinner in Stoked (Sligo): 60.60 euros.
Supermarket shopping 15.66 euros.
Dinner at The Exchange (Derry): 53.02 euros.
Lunch at Diamond Bar (Ballycastle): GBP 37.80.
Lunch at The Church (Dublin): 52.30 euros.

🍳 We pay 547.22 euros for food in Ireland.

273.61 euros per person.

How much does a trip to Ireland cost: leisure, activities and other expenses

Obviously, on your trip to Ireland you are going to spend money on tickets to castles, visits, activities etc.

As always, this budget item is quite modular, as you can always add boat cruises to some island, tickets to museums or castles that we do not visit or extra activities in the main cities.

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In our case this budget is mainly composed of the entrance fees to the Cliffs of Moher, the Rock of Cashel or the Carrick Bridge to Rede.

🍀 We pay 54 euros for leisure and activities in Ireland.

27 euros per person.

How much does a trip to Ireland cost: total budget for 8 days

And after this super breakdown, we are now on our way to the total budget for our trip to Ireland:

Total budget for our trip to Ireland. How much does a trip to Ireland cost? 💰 2031.35 in total 💰

1015.67 euros per person.

LEAVE
EXPENDITURE
FLIGHTS
246,96 euro
TRAVEL INSURANCE
74.39 euros
PROCEDURES
0 euros
CAR RENTAL, GAS AND OTHER EXPENSES
489.78 euro
ACCOMMODATION
619 euros
FOOD
547,22 euro
LEISURE
54 euros
TOTAL
2031.35 euro

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