Trains Dublin to Wicklow: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Dublin to Wicklow by train

The journey from Dublin to Wicklow by train is 26.11 mi and takes 1 hr 28 min. There are 22 connections per day, with the first departure at 7:20 AM and the last at 8:10 PM. It is possible to travel from Dublin to Wicklow by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration1 hr 28 min
Connection per Day22
First Departure7:20 AM
Last Departure8:10 PM
Distance26.11 mi
CarriersIrish Rail

Traveling from Dublin to Wicklow by Train

Embark on a scenic journey from Dublin, Ireland's bustling capital city steeped in history and culture, to Wicklow, aptly nicknamed the 'Garden of Ireland' for its mesmerizing landscapes and verdant beauty. Spanning a distance of approximately 26.11 mi, the journey via Irish Rail's commuter services often takes around 1 hr 28 min. Frequent daily departures mean you can choose a time that best suits your itinerary, with ticket prices usually starting at . To ensure optimal seat choices and fares, early booking is advised. Most trains begin their journey from Dublin's Connolly or Heuston stations and stop at Wicklow Town's station.

Embarking on a rail journey from Dublin to Wicklow is an experience of convenience and scenic beauty. The trip, facilitated primarily by Irish Rail's DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) and Commuter services, is a visual treat as you traverse Ireland's east coast. The modern trains on this route boast spacious interiors with ample legroom and comfortable seating. Travelers can opt between standard and first-class carriages, offering enhanced comfort and sometimes complimentary refreshments. Most trains are equipped with power outlets, ensuring your devices stay charged, and many offer free Wi-Fi, ensuring passengers stay connected. The route displays a harmonious blend of urban landscapes, transitioning from Dublin's bustling heart to the serene coastal vistas before culminating at Wicklow's serene landscapes.


Things to Do/See in Wicklow:

  1. Wicklow Mountains National Park: Immerse yourself in Ireland's raw beauty with hiking trails and serene lakes.
  2. Glendalough: Visit this ancient monastic settlement, surrounded by stunning valleys and lakes.
  3. Powerscourt Estate: Explore its renowned gardens, waterfall, and stately home.
  4. Wicklow Gaol: Delve into the dark history of this historic jail-turned-museum.
  5. Brittas Bay: Enjoy the golden sands of one of Ireland's finest beaches.
  6. Mount Usher Gardens: Wander through these beautifully designed gardens following the River Vartry.
  7. Avoca Handweavers: Shop for traditional Irish crafts and savor delicious meals in its café.
  8. Russborough House: Tour this 18th-century Palladian mansion known for its art collection.
  9. Wicklow Head Lighthouse: Experience stunning views from this iconic landmark.
  10. Devil's Glen: Hike through this forested area with a waterfall and sculptures.

What to Eat in Wicklow:

  1. Irish Stew: A comforting dish made with lamb, potatoes, and vegetables.
  2. Boxty: Traditional Irish potato pancakes.
  3. Seafood Chowder: A creamy soup filled with a mix of local seafood.
  4. Soda Bread: A staple in Irish cuisine, best enjoyed with butter.
  5. Black and White Pudding: Distinctive Irish sausages to kickstart your day.
  6. Colcannon: A blend of mashed potatoes and kale or cabbage.
  7. Coddle: A Dublin-origin dish with sausages, bacon, and potatoes.
  8. Guinness Pie: Meat and vegetables cooked in a rich, stout gravy.
  9. Barmbrack: A fruity tea loaf, especially popular around Halloween.
  10. Whiskey Tasting: Sample some of Ireland's finest at local distilleries.

Day Trips from Wicklow:

  1. Bray: Take a seaside stroll and climb Bray Head for panoramic views.
  2. Greystones: Enjoy its harbor, cafes, and the cliff walks connecting it with Bray.
  3. Arklow: Discover its maritime history and beautiful beaches.
  4. Enniskerry: Visit this picturesque village at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains.
  5. Avondale House: Explore the birthplace of Charles Stewart Parnell and its surrounding forest park.

Travel Tips for Wicklow:

Wicklow is well-connected by bus routes if you wish to explore beyond the train station. The region is celebrated for its fusion of traditional Irish flavors with modern culinary techniques, evident in its various eateries. Travelers are always advised to remain cautious, particularly in crowded areas. For those interested in shopping, Wicklow offers a mix of artisanal crafts, local produce, and Irish souvenirs, especially in regions like Avoca.

To plan your Dublin to Wicklow train journey, use Virail, which collates many travel options and prices. This allows travelers to select the most convenient and cost-effective trip arrangements. Initiate your adventure by exploring options on Virail.

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

Book in advance and save

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

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 $1.07 to $5.84 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 82% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Dublin to Wicklow

The cheapest Dublin - Wicklow train tickets can be found for as low as $1.99 if you’re lucky, or $2.91 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $5.84.

Find the best day to travel to Wicklow by train

When travelling to Wicklow 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 Wicklow CO2 Emissions by Train

What are the CO2 emissions from Dublin to Wicklow by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Dublin and Wicklow are 2.94kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Dublin and Wicklow? By taking the train between Dublin and Wicklow you will save 5.46kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.21kg compared to a bus and 3.78kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Dublin and Wicklow by train?
Dublin to Wicklow is 26.11 mi.
How long does the train between Dublin and Wicklow take?
Dublin to Wicklow is on average 1 hr 28 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hr 59 min.
How many train connections per day go from Dublin to Wicklow?
Dublin to Wicklow has 22 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Dublin to Wicklow leave?
The earliest train from Dublin to Wicklow departs at 7:20 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 Wicklow depart?
The latest train from Dublin to Wicklow departs at 8:10 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 Wicklow?
There are on average 14 direct connection(s) from Dublin to go to Wicklow.
What's the fastest journey time between Dublin to Wicklow by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Dublin and Wicklow is 0 hr 59 min.
Is there a direct train from Dublin to Wicklow?
Yes, there is a direct train between Dublin and Wicklow.
What are the CO2 emissions for Dublin to Wicklow by train?
The train journey from Dublin to Wicklow creates 2.94kg of CO2 emissions.

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