Trains Galway to Limerick: Times, Prices and Tickets

06/19/2024
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Galway to Limerick by train

The journey from Galway to Limerick by train is 48.84 mi and takes 2 hr 47 min. There are 8 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:15 AM and the last at 6:45 PM. It is possible to travel from Galway to Limerick by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration2 hr 47 min
Connection per Day8
First Departure6:15 AM
Last Departure6:45 PM
Distance48.84 mi
DepartureGalway
ArrivalLimerick
CarriersIrish Rail

Galway to Limerick Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2024

Take the train from Galway to Limerick

The train journey from Galway to Limerick usually takes approximately 2 hr 47 min on average. Every day, about 8 trains run between these two cities, providing travelers with numerous options to suit their schedules. The average fare for this route is approximately , though you can find tickets starting at if booked in advance.

Iarnród Éireann, Ireland's national train service, operates this route. 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.

The trip starts from Galway Ceannt station in the city center. The station has facilities such as a waiting area, ticket office, restrooms, and coffee shop. Galway Ceannt Station, located in the city center, is similarly well-connected. It's a central hub for Bus Éireann, which provides regional and intercity services, and City Direct Galway, which operates local bus routes. 

Upon reaching Limerick Colbert Station, travelers find themselves in the heart of Limerick city. It  is connected to intercity and regional bus services, managed by Bus Éireann, and local bus services, operated by Limerick City Services. Inside the station, you'll find restrooms, a waiting area, a ticket office, and a café.

Limerick, an ancient city on the River Shannon, has much to offer regarding history, culture, and attractions. Visitors can explore King John's Castle, St Mary's Cathedral, and the Hunt Museum, among other attractions. Meanwhile, food lovers will enjoy the Milk Market, a lively food market, every weekend.

To plan your journey from Galway to Limerick, use our price calendar to compare fares and find the best deals available. Virail will help you find the best possible connection between Galway and Limerick.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Galway 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 Galway 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 $1.72 to $4.84 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 64% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Galway to Limerick

The cheapest Galway - Limerick train tickets can be found for as low as $1.88 if you’re lucky, or $2.60 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $3.15.

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!

Services on board Irish Rail from Galway to Limerick
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Galway to Limerick CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
5.5kg
Bus
5.89kg
Flight
15.72kg
Car
12.58kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Galway to Limerick by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Galway and Limerick are 5.5kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Galway and Limerick? By taking the train between Galway and Limerick you will save 10.22kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.39kg compared to a bus and 7.08kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Galway and Limerick by train?
Galway to Limerick is 48.84 mi.
How long does the train between Galway and Limerick take?
Galway to Limerick is on average 2 hr 47 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 57 min.
How many train connections per day go from Galway to Limerick?
Galway to Limerick has 8 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Galway to Limerick leave?
The earliest train from Galway to Limerick departs at 6:15 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 Limerick depart?
The latest train from Galway to Limerick departs at 6:45 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 Galway to Limerick?
There are on average 4 direct connection(s) from Galway to go to Limerick.
What's the fastest journey time between Galway to Limerick by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Galway and Limerick is 1 hr 57 min.
Is there a direct train from Galway to Limerick?
Yes, there is a direct train between Galway and Limerick.
What are the CO2 emissions for Galway to Limerick by train?
The train journey from Galway to Limerick creates 5.5kg of CO2 emissions.

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