Trains Dublin to Limerick: Times, Prices and Tickets

Dublin to Limerick by train

The journey from Dublin to Limerick by train is 109.1 mi and takes 2 hr 49 min. There are 61 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:20 AM and the last at 9:10 PM. It is possible to travel from Dublin to Limerick by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration2 hr 49 min
Connection per Day61
First Departure5:20 AM
Last Departure9:10 PM
Distance109.1 mi
DepartureDublin
ArrivalLimerick
CarriersIrish Rail

Dublin to Limerick Train Times

Departure date
Friday, Feb 23, 2024

Take the train from Dublin to Limerick

On average, the train journey from Dublin to Limerick usually takes about 2 hr 49 min. Approximately 61 trains depart from Dublin to Limerick each day, and the average price for a ticket is around .

Irish Rail, also known as Iarnród Éireann, operates this popular route providing regular intercity services between the capital city of Dublin and the mid-western city of Limerick.

The trains from Dublin to Limerick operate frequently, with a direct service departing roughly every two to three hours, ensuring that you can easily plan your travel according to your schedule.

Various discounts are offered for children, young adults, and students, with different fare options depending on flexibility. Season tickets are also available if you frequently travel on this route. If you're seeking a more luxurious journey, there's the option of first class. It's worth noting that Irish Rail provides fast Wi-Fi access and power sockets under each train seat in both the first and second classes.

Your journey commences at Dublin Heuston Station, one of the major railway stations in Dublin. It's from here you'll be heading towards the city of Limerick. Dublin Heuston Station connects the city to the west and southwest regions of Ireland. The station features nine top platforms and easy street-level access.

On reaching Limerick Colbert Station, you'll be about a kilometer away from the city center. This station serves as a key junction in the Irish rail network, connecting various parts of the country. The city of Limerick, situated on the River Shannon, is known for its rich medieval history and vibrant cultural scene. Don't miss out on exploring the 13th-century King John's Castle and the Georgian-style People's Park.

If you're planning to travel to Limerick from Dublin by train, let us help you with your plans. We check thousands of destinations across rail, bus, and flight routes to help you find the best price. Check out our handy price calendar below, where you can compare prices across all modes of transport between Dublin and Limerick.

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

Book in advance and save

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

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 $1.03 to $13.00 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 Limerick

The cheapest Dublin - Limerick train tickets can be found for as low as $2.64 if you’re lucky, or $4.19 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $7.57.

Find the best day to travel to Limerick by train

When travelling to Limerick 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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Dublin to Limerick CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
12.29kg
Bus
13.17kg
Flight
35.12kg
Car
28.09kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Dublin to Limerick by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Dublin and Limerick are 12.29kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Dublin and Limerick? By taking the train between Dublin and Limerick you will save 22.83kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.88kg compared to a bus and 15.8kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Dublin and Limerick by train?
Dublin to Limerick is 109.1 mi.
How long does the train between Dublin and Limerick take?
Dublin to Limerick is on average 2 hr 49 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 58 min.
How many train connections per day go from Dublin to Limerick?
Dublin to Limerick has 61 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Dublin to Limerick leave?
The earliest train from Dublin to Limerick departs at 5:20 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 Dublin to Limerick depart?
The latest train from Dublin to Limerick departs at 9:10 PM. 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 Limerick?
There are 2 station(s) that you can depart from Dublin to go to Limerick. You can go from Dublin O'Connell Street and Dublin Conn CIE and you can arrive at Limerick Hurler's Pub and Limerick Bus Station.
How many direct connections depart from Dublin to Limerick?
There are on average 4 direct connection(s) from Dublin to go to Limerick.
What's the fastest journey time between Dublin to Limerick by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Dublin and Limerick is 1 hr 58 min.
Is there a direct train from Dublin to Limerick?
Yes, there is a direct train between Dublin and Limerick.
What are the CO2 emissions for Dublin to Limerick by train?
The train journey from Dublin to Limerick creates 12.29kg of CO2 emissions.

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