Last weekend my wife and I went to Belfast for one of our best friend's 30th birthday parties. We travelled from London to Belfast by EasyJet and from Belfast to London by train and ferry. We did look into getting the train & ferry for the outbound journey but unfortunately it takes too long: the journey takes about 13 hours door to door. But we finished work at 11pm on the Friday and we had to be in Belfast for 2pm on Saturday. Flying was the only way to get to Belfast in time. To be honest, we had planned to return by plane too but the ash cloud looked set to disrupt our flight so we got a refund and booked a train and ferry home!
Our return journey