Trains Cork to Sligo: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Cork to Sligo by train

The journey from Cork to Sligo by train is 163.9 mi and takes 6 h 44 min. There are 5 connections per day, with the first departure at 8:00am and the last at 4:25pm. It is possible to travel from Cork to Sligo by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration 6 h 44 min
Connection per Day 5
First Departure 8:00am
Last Departure 4:25pm
Distance 163.9 mi
Departure Cork
Arrival Sligo
Carriers Irish Rail

Cork to Sligo Train Times

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Departure date
Sunday,Dec 10 2023

Your journey from Cork to Sligo with Virail

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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Cork to Sligo?

On average, a train ticket from Cork to Sligo will cost you $11.89. 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 $1.44. 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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Cheap tickets from Cork to Sligo
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cork to Sligo.

Book in advance and save

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

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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Find the best day to travel to Sligo by train

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

What are the CO2 emissions from Cork to Sligo by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Cork and Sligo are 2.4kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Cork and Sligo? By taking the train between Cork and Sligo you will save 626.7kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 13.4kg compared to a bus and 58.3kg compared to a car.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Cork and Sligo by train?
Cork to Sligo is 163.9 mi.
How long does the train between Cork and Sligo take?
Cork to Sligo is on average 6 h 59 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 6 h 44 min.
Which companies operate from Cork to Sligo?
The train journey from Cork to Sligo 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 Sligo?
Cork to Sligo has 5 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Cork to Sligo leave?
The earliest train from Cork to Sligo 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 Sligo depart?
The latest train from Cork to Sligo 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 Sligo?
There are 1 station(s) that you can depart from Cork to go to Sligo. You can go from Cork (kent) and you can arrive at Sligo (macdiarmada).
What's the fastest journey time between Cork to Sligo by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Cork and Sligo is 6 h 44 min.
Is there a direct train from Cork to Sligo?
Yes, there is a direct train between Cork and Sligo.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cork to Sligo by train?
The train journey from Cork to Sligo creates 2.4kg of CO2 emissions.

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