Trains Cork to Castlebar: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Cork to Castlebar by train

The journey from Cork to Castlebar by train is 139.3 mi and takes 4 h 54 min. There are 5 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:45am and the last at 4:25pm. It is possible to travel from Cork to Castlebar by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration 4 h 54 min
Connection per Day 5
First Departure 6:45am
Last Departure 4:25pm
Distance 139.3 mi
Departure Cork
Arrival Castlebar
Carriers Irish Rail

Cork to Castlebar Train Times

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Departure date
Thursday,Dec 07 2023

Use Virail to find the best way to travel from Cork to Castlebar

Virail's search tool will provide you with the options you need when you want to go from Cork to Castlebar. All you need to do is enter the dates of your planned journey, and let us take care of everything else. Our engine does the hard work, searching through thousands of routes offered by our trusted travel partners to show you options for traveling by train, bus, plane, or carpool. You can filter the results to suit your needs. There are a number of filtering options, including price, one-way or round trip, departure or arrival time, duration of journey, or number of connections. Soon you'll find the best choice for your journey. When you're ready, Virail will transfer you to the provider's website to complete the booking. No matter where you're going, get there with Virail.

How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from Cork to Castlebar?

Prices will vary when you travel from Cork to Castlebar. On average, though, you'll pay about $11.13 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as $3.37, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

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Cheap tickets from Cork to Castlebar
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cork to Castlebar.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Cork to Castlebar, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Cork to Castlebar.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Cork to Castlebar

The cheapest Cork - Castlebar train tickets can be found for as low as $5 if you’re lucky, or $9 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $15.

Find the best day to travel to Castlebar by train

When travelling to Castlebar by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Irish Rail is the national railway operator in Ireland, providing passenger services throughout the country. With an extensive network spanning over 2,400km of railway lines, Irish Rail connects major cities and villages like Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Limerick. The company operates a modern fleet of trains, including intercity and commuter services such as InterCity, Commuter and DART, and provides various ticket options to accommodate different needs and budgets.

Services on board Irish Rail from Cork to Castlebar
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Cork to Castlebar CO2 Emissions by Train

What are the CO2 emissions from Cork to Castlebar by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Cork and Castlebar are 2.0kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Cork and Castlebar? By taking the train between Cork and Castlebar you will save 535.2kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 11.4kg compared to a bus and 49.8kg compared to a car.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Cork and Castlebar by train?
Cork to Castlebar is 139.3 mi.
How long does the train between Cork and Castlebar take?
Cork to Castlebar is on average 5 h 58 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 h 54 min.
Which companies operate from Cork to Castlebar?
The train journey from Cork to Castlebar is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Irish Rail.
How many train connections per day go from Cork to Castlebar?
Cork to Castlebar has 5 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Cork to Castlebar leave?
The earliest train from Cork to Castlebar departs at 6:45am. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Cork to Castlebar depart?
The latest train from Cork to Castlebar departs at 4:25pm. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
From which stations can I leave from Cork to Castlebar?
There are 1 station(s) that you can depart from Cork to go to Castlebar. You can go from Cork (kent) and you can arrive at Castlebar.
What's the fastest journey time between Cork to Castlebar by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Cork and Castlebar is 4 h 54 min.
Is there a direct train from Cork to Castlebar?
Yes, there is a direct train between Cork and Castlebar.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cork to Castlebar by train?
The train journey from Cork to Castlebar creates 2.0kg of CO2 emissions.

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