American and United SFO to Dublin $775 and $45 DUB-London

$775 round trip San Francisco to Dublin is not a fare to get excited about, but it is lower than average and one of the best deals to Europe for travel in October and November. For comparison, in October 2014 airfare dropped to $540 round trip for fall 2014 flights with US Airways/American.

One of the advantages of flying to Dublin is the availability of low cost flights on RyanAir and Aer Lingus to London and other places around Europe. I have used this strategy twice in the past year, flying to Dublin and then to London or Amsterdam for hundreds of dollars less than the price for a direct ticket to these cities.

American Airlines San Francisco SFO – Philadelphia PHL – Dublin DUB

$774.80 Sunday October 25 – Wednesday November 4

SFO-DUB $775 AA Oct25-Nov4


United Airlines ticket flying United outbound and Air Canada inbound

San Francisco To Newark EWR – Dublin DUB – Toronto YYZ – San Francisco SFO

$779.40  Wednesday November 4 – Wednesday November 11

SFO-DUB UA $780 Nov4-11

London for a discount price

San Francisco to London is a low $1,042 on Aer Lingus and routes via Dublin. United and American want $1,150 today for fall travel from SFO to London.

Round trip flights between Dublin and London are as low as $45 on RyanAir and $69 on Aer Lingus. If you have time and want to visit Ireland too, save a couple hundred dollars on the London ticket cost flying to Dublin and buy a separate ticket to fly between Dublin and London.

DUB-LON $45 Ryanair

Dublin – London Stansted STN $45 round trip on Ryanair.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined in 2008.

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  1. Yeah, but then you have to fly Ryanair. 🙂

    We actually just did this trip – got back Saturday. United award travel SFO to Heathrow, train to Liverpool, Ryanair Liverpool to Dublin, United award travel Dublin to SFO. Ryanair seems cheap but you’ll have to pay for extras like assigned seating, priority boarding, and checked baggage. By the time you do this it isn’t cheap at all.

  2. I have had several successful trips on RyanAir with minimal additional fees for bags.

    Assigned seat fee and checked bag fees are valid points. Priority boarding is not much of an issue to me. In my experience this past year, RyanAir offers to check one carry-on bag free at check-in. I normally do that and take one carry-on in the cabin.

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