Trains Dublin to Ballina: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Dublin to Ballina by train

The journey from Dublin to Ballina by train is 131.0 mi and takes 3 h 19 min. There are 16 connections per day, with the first departure at 7:19am and the last at 7:15pm. It is possible to travel from Dublin to Ballina by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration 3 h 19 min
Connection per Day 16
First Departure 7:19am
Last Departure 7:15pm
Distance 131.0 mi
Departure Dublin
Arrival Ballina
Carriers Irish Rail

Dublin to Ballina Train Times

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Departure date
Sunday,Dec 10 2023

Traveling from Dublin to Ballina with Virail

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How much do train tickets from Dublin to Ballina cost?

Prices will vary when you travel from Dublin to Ballina. On average, though, you'll pay about $13.34 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as $1.44, 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 Dublin to Ballina
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Dublin to Ballina.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Dublin to Ballina, 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 Dublin to Ballina.

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 to $14 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 98% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Dublin to Ballina

The cheapest Dublin - Ballina train tickets can be found for as low as $4 if you’re lucky, or $5 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $11.

Find the best day to travel to Ballina by train

When travelling to Ballina 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 Dublin to Ballina
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Dublin to Ballina CO2 Emissions by Train

What are the CO2 emissions from Dublin to Ballina by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Dublin and Ballina are 1.4kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Dublin and Ballina? By taking the train between Dublin and Ballina you will save 373.6kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 8.0kg compared to a bus and 34.8kg compared to a car.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Dublin and Ballina by train?
Dublin to Ballina is 131.0 mi.
How long does the train between Dublin and Ballina take?
Dublin to Ballina is on average 4 h 10 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 h 19 min.
Which companies operate from Dublin to Ballina?
The train journey from Dublin to Ballina 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 Dublin to Ballina?
Dublin to Ballina has 16 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Dublin to Ballina leave?
The earliest train from Dublin to Ballina departs at 7:19am. 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 Dublin to Ballina depart?
The latest train from Dublin to Ballina departs at 7:15pm. 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 Dublin to Ballina?
There are 5 station(s) that you can depart from Dublin to go to Ballina. You can go from Dublin Pearse, Tara Street, Dublin Connolly, Dublin Heuston and Docklands and you can arrive at Ballina.
What's the fastest journey time between Dublin to Ballina by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Dublin and Ballina is 3 h 19 min.
Is there a direct train from Dublin to Ballina?
Yes, there is a direct train between Dublin and Ballina.
What are the CO2 emissions for Dublin to Ballina by train?
The train journey from Dublin to Ballina creates 1.4kg of CO2 emissions.

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