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 Post subject: ireland to calabria
PostPosted: December 29th, 2010, 8:33 pm 
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can anyone recommend the best / cheapest way to travel to calabria from anywhere in ireland in july?


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PostPosted: December 29th, 2010, 9:44 pm 
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Cheapest way is still probably via London stansted from Dublin / knock/ belfast to Lamezia. Or dublin/belfast to Rome and then train.


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 Post subject: Re: ireland to calabria
PostPosted: December 29th, 2010, 11:30 pm 
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YOU COULD TRY BELFAST TO MILAN,THEN MILAN TO LAMEZIA


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PostPosted: December 29th, 2010, 11:57 pm 
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Last year I did Belfast to Rome with Aerlingus and then Rome to Lamezia with blu-express (the latter was only 15 euros including luggage). The only downside was that it necessitated an overnight stay on the way over although the way back was fine. I could have avoided the overnight by getting an Air Italia flight from Rome to Lamezia but was concerned about flight delays plus it was cheaper to stay overnight plus cheapy blu-express flight.


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PostPosted: December 30th, 2010, 11:36 pm 
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I've used various routes in the past. My personal favourite is Dublin to Naples with Aer Lingus and then the train from Naples with one change. It probably depends where your final destination in Calabria is as the train might not suit. Also it is difficult travelling on the train if you have a lot of luggage. You should get Dublin Naples for around 200 euro in July. If you are going to Naples you MUST book your train before otherwise it may be booked out. Other routes I have used are Dublin - Pisa, Pisa - Lamezia and Dublin - Milan, Milan - Lamezia. Coming back via Pisa the times work out great but going out you would need to stay overnight. Last time I looked going via Milan also necessitated an overnight and coming back had a big delay. The problem I find with ryanair is they really push up their prices for July and August. I only went via Rome once and didn't like it. The airport is much bigger than airports used by Ryanair and if you have any delays and have luggage to collect and check in you could be in trouble (My luggage got lost and I didn't get it back for 3 days). Once the Stanstead flight is bookable that will give us another option. The times for that route look pretty good but not sure what the price will be


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 Post subject: Re: ireland to calabria
PostPosted: December 31st, 2010, 4:00 pm 
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Location: West coast, Ireland & Calabria
1.Ireland - Stanstead - Lamezia

2. Dublin - Catania. Aer Fungus[ works well for southern Calabria]

3. Any possibilities to arrive in Reggio or Crotone?


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PostPosted: January 1st, 2011, 7:20 pm 
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Could Dennis or someone who knows shed any light on a bus connection from Lamezia to Caulonia.I read about one that operates and takes same time as train but is only 6 euro ?
Any details would be apprecated.
mel.


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PostPosted: February 5th, 2011, 6:23 pm 
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We have tried many routes from Dublin and Belfast but find the best and cheapest is Aer Lingus from Dublin to Catania and then trainand short boat journey to Reggio CALABRIA.


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PostPosted: February 5th, 2011, 6:35 pm 
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Hi Siobhanf,

the new Ryanair flights open many new connecting opportunities - on http://www.incalabria.com/connecting-flights.php i found flights from 60 euros between Dublin and Lamezia (6 hour journey).


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PostPosted: February 5th, 2011, 6:44 pm 
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I have booked Knock - Stanstead - Lamezia on a Monday and return journey on a Sunday evening to Stanstead and on to Knock first thing Monday. I will have to put up with the Radisson in the Airport complete with the ladies on the wine tower , on the Sunday night.


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PostPosted: February 5th, 2011, 8:25 pm 
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I was able to book belfast (easyjet)/ stansted/ lamezia (ryanair)
and return all in the same day. No need for overnight anymore.
But will call in at the radisson between flights to see the ladies in the wine tour. £190 all in but saves the expense of the hotel... sometimes it was both ways!
mel


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PostPosted: February 6th, 2011, 1:04 pm 
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Not REALLY complaining but have you all noticed the exchange rate Senore O'Leary is using?. Because We live in Euroland and some of our flights originate in Sterlingland , the rate applied to my Euro credit card was 1.256** odd percent. The official rate is about 1.186. He has taken a leaf from the Irish banks. No trick missed.


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PostPosted: February 6th, 2011, 1:20 pm 
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We have got 2 adults direct Dublin to Catania, arriving in Reggio Calabria at about 3:30 for 400 euros as well.


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PostPosted: February 6th, 2011, 1:49 pm 
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maguires wrote:
booked dublin - stanstead - lamezia return - travelling at easter
all one day journeys both out and back trips
all with ryanair for about £400 for 2 adults and one child

what about car hire? any recommendations?


Europcar at Lamezia airport is pretty good and just outside the terminal. can be booked on line.


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PostPosted: February 6th, 2011, 2:27 pm 
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britland wrote:
can anyone recommend the best / cheapest way to travel to calabria from anywhere in ireland in july?

hi try dublin catania car hire at catania ferry across main land italy bobs yr uncle


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