Trains Dublin to Killarney: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Dublin to Killarney by train

The journey from Dublin to Killarney by train is 163 mi and takes 3 h 1 min. There are 26 connections per day, with the first departure at 4:00am and the last at 8:05pm. It is possible to travel from Dublin to Killarney by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration 3 h 1 min
Connection per Day 26
First Departure 4:00am
Last Departure 8:05pm
Distance 163 mi
Departure Dublin
Arrival Killarney
Carriers Irish Rail

Dublin to Killarney Train Times

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Monday,Dec 04 2023

Dublin to Killarney by train

On average, the train from Dublin to Killarney is 4 h 5 min journey time. Around 29 trains depart a day between Dublin and Killarney, and the average price is $14.98.

Iarnród Éireann, also known as Irish Rail, runs regular intercity services. The journey from Dublin to Killarney crosses through the heartlands of Ireland. Look out the window, and you'll be greeted by green fields and farms as far as the eye can see. The views are pleasant and will help pass the time.

There is only one direct train departing from Dublin to Killarney each day. Typically you will need to change trains in Cork or Mallow Intercity trains connect all the cities. If you are ready to pay the full price, there is no need to buy the ticket in advance, as the rates are fixed.

They do, however, offer several discounts for children, young adults, and students, as well as different fares depending on the flexibility. There is the option to buy season tickets, and if you are in the mood for a deluxe journey, do not worry; there is a first class. You will be happy to know that Iarnród Éireann provides fast Wi - Fi access and power socket under each seat.

You can start your train journey at two stations:

Dublin Heuston station is located just three kilometers from the city center. It connects Dublin to the country's West and South- West. The metropolitan Luas tram system runs between Heuston and Connolly Stations every few minutes, providing convenient transport within the city limits. It features nine top platforms and easy-level access to the street from the terminus.

Dublin Connoly station, Ireland's busiest station, is located on the viaduct of north-south tracks. It provides access to destinations such as Belfast, Sligo, Wicklow, Wexford Dun Laoghaire & Rosslare. Platforms 1–4 function as terminals for trains heading towards Belfast, while 5–7 serve DART suburban trains and southbound services!

Killarney has just one train station, about half a mile from the town center. Some buses and cabs will take you downtown, but if you want to stretch your legs, the streets are pleasant and very walkable.

Killarney is one of the most beautiful places in Ireland. Situated in the southwest, it is part of the famous ring of Kerry. But there is something to be said about the journey to Killarney itself. You will probably never see sights as magical as the green pastures and castles of mythical Ireland.

 Located in southwest Ireland, on the shores of Lough Leane, it is part of Killarney National Park. Killarney is a popular tourist destination, and its natural beauty has made it a prominent filming location. The town is home to many historical landmarks, including Ross Castle, Muckross House, and Muckross Abbey. On top of that, Killarney is also known for its traditional music scene and its lively pubs.

So if you're planning to make a trip to Killarney from Dublin by train, let us help you plan it. We check thousands of destinations across rail, bus, and flight to help you find the best price. Check out our handy price calendar below, where you can see the best prices across all modes of transport between Killarney and Dublin.

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

Book in advance and save

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

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 $1 to $10 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 92% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Dublin to Killarney

The cheapest Dublin - Killarney train tickets can be found for as low as $1 if you’re lucky, or $4 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $8.

Find the best day to travel to Killarney by train

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

What are the CO2 emissions from Dublin to Killarney by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Dublin and Killarney are 1.4kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Dublin and Killarney? By taking the train between Dublin and Killarney you will save 363.7kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 7.8kg compared to a bus and 33.8kg compared to a car.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Dublin and Killarney by train?
Dublin to Killarney is 163 mi.
How long does the train between Dublin and Killarney take?
Dublin to Killarney is on average 4 h 3 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 h 1 min.
Which companies operate from Dublin to Killarney?
The train journey from Dublin to Killarney 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 Killarney?
Dublin to Killarney has 26 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Dublin to Killarney leave?
The earliest train from Dublin to Killarney departs at 4:00am. 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 Dublin to Killarney depart?
The latest train from Dublin to Killarney departs at 8:05pm. 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 Killarney?
There are 5 station(s) that you can depart from Dublin to go to Killarney. You can go from Dublin Heuston, Dublin Connolly, Dublin Pearse, Tara Street and Docklands and you can arrive at Killarney.
How many direct connections depart from Dublin to Killarney?
There are on average 1 direct connection(s) from Dublin to go to Killarney.
What's the fastest journey time between Dublin to Killarney by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Dublin and Killarney is 3 h 1 min.
Is there a direct train from Dublin to Killarney?
Yes, there is a direct train between Dublin and Killarney.
What are the CO2 emissions for Dublin to Killarney by train?
The train journey from Dublin to Killarney creates 1.4kg of CO2 emissions.

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