Trains Galway to Cork: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Galway to Cork by train

The journey from Galway to Cork by train is 101.8 mi and takes 4 hr 46 min. There are 11 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:25 AM and the last at 6:00 PM. It is possible to travel from Galway to Cork by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration4 hr 46 min
Connection per Day11
First Departure5:25 AM
Last Departure6:00 PM
Distance101.8 mi
DepartureGalway
ArrivalCork
CarriersIrish Rail

Galway to Cork Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

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How much do train tickets from Galway to Cork cost?

The prices for train tickets from Galway to Cork vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Galway to Cork will cost . The average train ticket price is approximately . For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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The prices for train tickets from Galway to Cork vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average train ticket price is approximately . For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How much time will it take to go from Galway to Cork by train?

The average journey time is 4 hr 46 min. This is how long it takes to cross the 101.8 mi from Galway to Cork. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Galway to Cork to take longer than 4 hr 46 min. The journey from Galway to Cork covers a distance of 101.8 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 4 hr 46 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 3 hr 47 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Galway to Cork faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do the first and last departures from Galway to Cork leave?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Galway at 5:25 AM, and the last departure will leave at 6:00 PM. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Galway to Cork can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change. The first departure of the night from Galway to Cork leaves at 5:25 AM, while the last journey sets out at 6:00 PM. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Galway and Cork. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

What are the stations on the Galway to Cork route?

You can depart from Galway at stations such as . At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Cork at the following stations: Cork, Bus Station. Some of these stations may only be served by particular travel providers. Because of this, there may not be a direct connection between all the stations in Galway and Cork. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many daily journeys are there from Galway to Cork?

If you want to get from Galway to Cork, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 11 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 0 direct journeys between Galway and Cork. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 11 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Galway to Cork. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Galway to Cork, 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 Galway to Cork.

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 $2.23 to $9.25 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 76% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Galway to Cork

The cheapest Galway - Cork train tickets can be found for as low as $2.66 if you’re lucky, or $4.36 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $6.16.

Find the best day to travel to Cork by train

When travelling to Cork 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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Galway to Cork CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
11.47kg
Bus
12.29kg
Flight
32.77kg
Car
26.21kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Galway to Cork by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Galway and Cork are 11.47kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Galway and Cork? By taking the train between Galway and Cork you will save 21.3kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.82kg compared to a bus and 14.74kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Galway and Cork by train?
Galway to Cork is 101.8 mi.
How long does the train between Galway and Cork take?
Galway to Cork is on average 4 hr 46 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hr 47 min.
How many train connections per day go from Galway to Cork?
Galway to Cork has 11 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Galway to Cork leave?
The earliest train from Galway to Cork departs at 5:25 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 Galway to Cork depart?
The latest train from Galway to Cork departs at 6:00 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What's the fastest journey time between Galway to Cork by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Galway and Cork is 3 hr 47 min.
Is there a direct train from Galway to Cork?
Yes, there is a direct train between Galway and Cork.
What are the CO2 emissions for Galway to Cork by train?
The train journey from Galway to Cork creates 11.47kg of CO2 emissions.

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