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Are you planning on taking a short break from your jampacked schedule and the thought of visiting Dublin in Ireland zoomed in to your mind? Well, if that’s so, just know that taking a trip to Ireland’s capital city, Dublin, is a decision you wouldn’t regret! Though a visit to Dublin can cost you a little much money, there’s no need for you to worry because there are still various ways you can do to cut off your supposed travel expenses.

And besides, you surely wouldn’t want to miss out the chance to see the vibrant city itself, experience its flourishing nightlife, and see its mind-blowing tourist attractions before your eyes. So, as you start writing and organising an itinerary for your Dublin visit, you might want to check out the following tips below best-suited for thrifty travellers.

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What are you waiting for? Read and figure out how you can save up more money while having the best days of your Dublin travel!

1. Best and Low-cost Way to Get to Dublin


Apparently, nobody can tell what's the cheapest way possible for you to get to Dublin. As it will all depend on where you're coming from - are you coming from abroad or from just a nearby city or place? If you're coming from within Ireland, the best option you can consider is to take a bus or train trip to Dublin. But when you’re coming from outside the country, your best options are booking a flight or take a ferry going to Ireland.

Either way, you can always have a chance to get discounted plane or ferry tickets if you book for your Dublin city tour as early as you can.

2. Best time to visit Dublin


To make the most of your Dublin trip, you better not forget to also check out the most suggested times or seasons to visit the city. By far, the cheapest season to visit Dublin is during winter. However, when you say winter, expect the rainy weather throughout your visit. If you don't like much snow and too much rain to get in your way during your Dublin trip, you can also consider the Spring and Fall seasons to travel with just enough budget.

If you're planning to have your Dublin tour between the months of July and August, which is the summer season and also the most sought-after time by the majority of tourists, you better ready your pocket as it's also considered as the most expensive time to visit the city.

The very first thing you will face as soon as you arrive at the Dublin airport will be the Irish climate, which is very unpredictable, It rains here most of the time, even in the month of August you would certainly feel cold so bring a windcheater with you and a warm jogger and some really nice shoes. You are going to walk a lot so a good shoe will be worth of an investment.

3. How to find economical accommodation in Dublin


Aside from your plane tickets going to Dublin, you’re probably thinking about a place to stay while in the city, right? Well, don't think too much because Dublin has a world of cheap options to resolve your accommodation concerns. You can find a cosy and clean place to stay in any serviced apartment in Ballsbridge at a very affordable rate.

If you want to stay in the city centre, you can book accommodation in one of Dublin city centre’s hotels. Don’t worry because cheap hostel and/or apartelles are also available in Dublin. You just have to take some time and a lot of patience on finding the best and perfect place for you. Take a temporary accommodation in any hostel, book the place before you leave from your country.

4. Low-cost Tourist Attractions to visit in Dublin


If you want to get around the city of Dublin even when you're on a tight budget, you can still have a chance to visit some of its tourist attractions at a more affordable price. Well, when visiting Dublin on a budget, you better not forget to avail a self-guided Dublin Street art tour.

In this free-of-charge activity, you can have a chance to see the city's top street art routes presenting artists like Banksy, Bordalo, Dan Leo, James Earley, and KinMx. Aside from that, you can also enjoy a low-cost visit to Dublin’s variety of parks. St. Merrion Square, Phoenix Park, Stephen’s Green, and The Botanical Gardens are just some of the free places you can check out.

Take note of this, The Botanical Gardens only offer free guided tours during Sundays between 12 pm to 2:30 pm. For the rest of the time, it charges €5 per head.

Read more about the fun, low-cost, and free things to do in Dublin here: Cheap and free things to do in Dublin

5. Irish Coffee in Dublin


Irish Coffees are a beloved drink in the United States that are served in Irish pubs, faux Irish pubs, and regular old bars across the country. Unlike the Moscow Mule or Oaxacan Old Fashioned, the cocktail actually originated in the country it’s named after. Yet its reputation in Ireland is quite a bit different.

6. Understanding how to spend in Euros


From the first coffee you will purchase to the first grocery shopping you will be confused at first with the price due to currency difference, it will be difficult for you to understand what you can call cheap and what you can call costly, trick is to stop converting the price with the currency of your country.

There will be a lot of fancy shops around but don't fall for the temptation. Buy anything you need from the big retailers like Tesco, Aldi, Lidl as their prices are quite affordable. For example a can of coke will cost you 2.5 euro in a street-side shop and a same will cost you 90 cents in a big retail store.

7. How to get a phone number


Go to any store and buy a sim which is usually 15 euros/month. You can change plans later depending on your needs.

7. Transportation in Dublin


Cabs are expensive in Ireland, so be ready to walk 4-5 km every day. Buy a bicycle as it will save a lot of your time and money. You can buy a used bike from the Facebook marketplace or new bikes from decathlon or local bike shops. Another option is the Leap card which you can use for buses,

Pro Tip: If you are running late for a place avoid taking a bus, only board a bus if you have a buffer of 30 minutes.

Final thoughts:

See? The Dublin city must be pretty much expensive in different aspects but with great planning and organising, you can absolutely make the most out of your Dublin visit without a hassle! If you have more Dublin travel tips that are definitely best-suited for thrifty travellers, just know that you can always knock on our doors and share your ideas and thoughts with us and our readers.

Rest you will enjoy your time in Ireland it's a lovely country with lovely people, during your time here be ready to hear words like Thank you, Sorry, Please, more than you ever did.

AUTHOR BIO: Kath Ramirez is daytime and a committed writer in PREMIER SUITES Ballsbridge, Dublin. She’s been pouring her dedication and love for writing ever since she was in fourth grade. Kath is also a die-hard fan of travelling, photography, dancing, and head over heels to her furbabies.
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