Trains Cork to Kilkenny: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Cork to Kilkenny by train

The journey from Cork to Kilkenny by train is 73.3 mi and takes 3 h 40 min. There are 10 connections per day, with the first departure at 8:00am and the last at 5:25pm. It is possible to travel from Cork to Kilkenny by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration 3 h 40 min
Connection per Day 10
First Departure 8:00am
Last Departure 5:25pm
Distance 73.3 mi
Departure Cork
Arrival Kilkenny
Carriers Irish Rail

Cork to Kilkenny Train Times

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Departure date
Thursday,Dec 07 2023

Traveling from Cork to Kilkenny with Virail

Planning to travel from Cork to Kilkenny? Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start - but that's where Virail comes in. Our powerful search engine will explore all the options available for your trip, combing through more than 2000 transport companies all over the globe. All you have to do is enter your travel dates. In an instant, we'll show you a thorough list of possible routes, with all the information you need to make your decision. Choose from buses, trains, and more, connecting or direct, one-way or round trip - whatever you prefer. When you see your results, select your chosen option and Virail will redirect you to the provider's website, where you can complete your booking. Let us do the legwork for you, and you can just sit back and enjoy your trip.

How much do train tickets from Cork to Kilkenny cost?

When you're traveling from Cork to Kilkenny, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $10.31. You might be able to find prices as low as $2.88, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

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

Book in advance and save

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

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 $2 to $28 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 93% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Cork to Kilkenny

The cheapest Cork - Kilkenny train tickets can be found for as low as $4 if you’re lucky, or $6 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $7.

Find the best day to travel to Kilkenny by train

When travelling to Kilkenny 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 Kilkenny
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Cork to Kilkenny CO2 Emissions by Train

What are the CO2 emissions from Cork to Kilkenny by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Cork and Kilkenny are 1.6kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Cork and Kilkenny? By taking the train between Cork and Kilkenny you will save 413.5kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 8.8kg compared to a bus and 38.5kg compared to a car.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Cork and Kilkenny by train?
Cork to Kilkenny is 73.3 mi.
How long does the train between Cork and Kilkenny take?
Cork to Kilkenny is on average 4 h 36 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 h 40 min.
Which companies operate from Cork to Kilkenny?
The train journey from Cork to Kilkenny 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 Kilkenny?
Cork to Kilkenny has 10 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Cork to Kilkenny leave?
The earliest train from Cork to Kilkenny departs at 8:00am. 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 Kilkenny depart?
The latest train from Cork to Kilkenny departs at 5:25pm. 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 Kilkenny?
There are 1 station(s) that you can depart from Cork to go to Kilkenny. You can go from Cork (kent) and you can arrive at Kilkenny (macdonagh).
What's the fastest journey time between Cork to Kilkenny by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Cork and Kilkenny is 3 h 40 min.
Is there a direct train from Cork to Kilkenny?
Yes, there is a direct train between Cork and Kilkenny.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cork to Kilkenny by train?
The train journey from Cork to Kilkenny creates 1.6kg of CO2 emissions.

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