A man couldn't believe his eyes when his taxi fare from Dublin Airport to Belfast amounted to more than €300.
David James Kerr arrived in Dublin Airport on Wednesday night after a business trip to Italy.
He arrived into the airport around midnight and was unable to get an aircoach so had to get a taxi.
Mr Kerr jumped into the first taxi he saw at the rank and asked to go to Belfast but didn't realise the meter would come to €328.20.
The 35-year-old told the Irish Mirror : "I was shocked to be honest, I expected about half that.
"I had tried to book the aircoach but wasn't able to get a return and at that hour had to just jump in a taxi.
"We did get rerouted because of roadworks and it took about two and a bit hours to get there, I'm in East Belfast.
"I had a discussion when I got there that I thought it was very expensive and he did bring it down to €270 for me. The bus return is only about 25 quid.
"But never again will I do that, a lot of people have said since you could get a three night trip away for that money."
While an expensive journey compared to a bus, Transport for Ireland's official fare calculator says a trip from Dublin Airport to Belfast would cost about this much.
Their estimates from the 150km plus journey at a premium rate(the rate charged between 8pm and 8am) would be anywhere between €282.40 and €353.20.