Trains Dublin to Waterford: Times, Prices and Tickets

06/18/2024
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Dublin to Waterford by train

The journey from Dublin to Waterford by train is 82.64 mi and takes 2 hr 53 min. There are 14 connections per day, with the first departure at 8:30 AM and the last at 6:40 PM. It is possible to travel from Dublin to Waterford by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration2 hr 53 min
Connection per Day14
First Departure8:30 AM
Last Departure6:40 PM
Distance82.64 mi
DepartureDublin
ArrivalWaterford
CarriersIrish Rail

Dublin to Waterford Train Times

Departure date
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2024

Take the train from Dublin to Waterford

The train journey from Dublin to Waterford lasts, on average, approximately 2 hr 53 min. With roughly 14 daily departures from Dublin to Waterford, you have a good selection of trains. The median ticket price is around , while the most budget-friendly fares start at .

Iarnród Éireann, or Irish Rail, operates the InterCity service between Dublin and Waterford. The trains offer comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, power sockets at each seat, and an onboard café where you can purchase snacks and beverages.

Your journey will start at Dublin Heuston Station, one of the largest train stations in Ireland, located just to the west of the city center. From here, you can connect to numerous local and intercity services. The station is well connected with several local transit options, including the Luas Red Line tram and bus routes.

The final stop is Waterford Plunkett Station, located in the heart of Waterford. You can easily reach the city center from the station on foot or by taking a short taxi ride. This station connects to other parts of Ireland via regional trains and buses.

Waterford, known as Ireland's oldest city, is rich in history and culture. It's famous for its stunning crystal ware, and visiting the House of Waterford Crystal is highly recommended. The Medieval Museum, Bishop's Palace, and Reginald's Tower are other noteworthy attractions that history buffs will enjoy. The city is also well known for its vibrant food and drink scene, with a growing number of high-quality restaurants, cafés, and bars.

If you plan to travel from Dublin to Waterford by train, booking in advance can help you find the best prices. Check out the price calendar to compare ticket prices and secure the best deal for your journey.

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

Book in advance and save

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

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 $0.78 to $9.34 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 Waterford

The cheapest Dublin - Waterford train tickets can be found for as low as $2.16 if you’re lucky, or $4.06 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $8.11.

Find the best day to travel to Waterford by train

When travelling to Waterford 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 Waterford CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
9.31kg
Bus
9.97kg
Flight
26.6kg
Car
21.28kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Dublin to Waterford by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Dublin and Waterford are 9.31kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Dublin and Waterford? By taking the train between Dublin and Waterford you will save 17.29kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.66kg compared to a bus and 11.97kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Dublin and Waterford by train?
Dublin to Waterford is 82.64 mi.
How long does the train between Dublin and Waterford take?
Dublin to Waterford is on average 2 hr 53 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 10 min.
How many train connections per day go from Dublin to Waterford?
Dublin to Waterford has 14 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Dublin to Waterford leave?
The earliest train from Dublin to Waterford departs at 8:30 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 Waterford depart?
The latest train from Dublin to Waterford departs at 6:40 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
How many direct connections depart from Dublin to Waterford?
There are on average 4 direct connection(s) from Dublin to go to Waterford.
What's the fastest journey time between Dublin to Waterford by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Dublin and Waterford is 2 hr 10 min.
Is there a direct train from Dublin to Waterford?
Yes, there is a direct train between Dublin and Waterford.
What are the CO2 emissions for Dublin to Waterford by train?
The train journey from Dublin to Waterford creates 9.31kg of CO2 emissions.

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