Trains Cork to Drogheda: Times, Prices and Tickets

06/23/2024
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Cork to Drogheda by train

The journey from Cork to Drogheda by train is 154.03 mi and takes 4 hr 42 min. There are 12 connections per day, with the first departure at 8:25 AM and the last at 7:25 PM. It is possible to travel from Cork to Drogheda by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration4 hr 42 min
Connection per Day12
First Departure8:25 AM
Last Departure7:25 PM
Distance154.03 mi
DepartureCork
ArrivalDrogheda
CarriersIrish Rail

Cork to Drogheda Train Times

Departure date
Sunday, Jun 23, 2024

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What's the best way to get from Cork to Drogheda? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Cork to Drogheda, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

How much does it cost to get from Cork to Drogheda by train?

On average, a train ticket from Cork to Drogheda will cost you . However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as . If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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On average, you can expect to spend around for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Cork to Drogheda.

How much time will it take to go from Cork to Drogheda by train?

The average journey time is 4 hr 42 min. This is how long it takes to cross the 154.03 mi from Cork to Drogheda. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Cork to Drogheda to take longer than 4 hr 42 min. The distance between Cork and Drogheda is around 154.03 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 4 hr 42 min. However, the fastest routes between Cork and Drogheda take 4 hr 7 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

What time are the first and last departures from Cork to Drogheda?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Cork to Drogheda, which usually leaves at 8:25 AM. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 7:25 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Cork to Drogheda leaving at 8:25 AM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 7:25 PM.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

Which stations can I use on the Cork to Drogheda route?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Cork and Drogheda. You can start your journey in Cork at stations such as Cork, Bus Station. These connect to stations including Drogheda MacBride in Drogheda. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Cork to Drogheda.

How many times a day do departures from Cork leave for Drogheda?

On average, there are 12 daily departures from Cork to Drogheda. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 0 departures from Cork which travel directly to Drogheda. There are 12 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cork to Drogheda. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Cork to Drogheda, 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 Drogheda.

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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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $0.66 to $4.69 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 86% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Cork to Drogheda

The cheapest Cork - Drogheda train tickets can be found for as low as $1.44 if you’re lucky, or $4.51 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $8.39.

Find the best day to travel to Drogheda by train

When travelling to Drogheda 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!

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Cork to Drogheda CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
17.35kg
Bus
18.59kg
Flight
49.58kg
Car
39.66kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Cork to Drogheda by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Cork and Drogheda are 17.35kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Cork and Drogheda? By taking the train between Cork and Drogheda you will save 32.23kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.24kg compared to a bus and 22.31kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Cork and Drogheda by train?
Cork to Drogheda is 154.03 mi.
How long does the train between Cork and Drogheda take?
Cork to Drogheda is on average 4 hr 42 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hr 7 min.
How many train connections per day go from Cork to Drogheda?
Cork to Drogheda has 12 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Cork to Drogheda leave?
The earliest train from Cork to Drogheda departs at 8:25 AM. 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 Drogheda depart?
The latest train from Cork to Drogheda departs at 7:25 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What's the fastest journey time between Cork to Drogheda by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Cork and Drogheda is 4 hr 7 min.
Is there a direct train from Cork to Drogheda?
Yes, there is a direct train between Cork and Drogheda.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cork to Drogheda by train?
The train journey from Cork to Drogheda creates 17.35kg of CO2 emissions.

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