Trains Galway to Sligo: Times, Prices and Tickets

06/18/2024
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Galway to Sligo by train

The journey from Galway to Sligo by train is 68.3 mi and takes 7 hr 6 min. There are 5 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:25 AM and the last at 3:05 PM. It is possible to travel from Galway to Sligo by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration7 hr 6 min
Connection per Day5
First Departure5:25 AM
Last Departure3:05 PM
Distance68.3 mi
DepartureGalway
ArrivalSligo
CarriersIrish Rail

Galway to Sligo Train Times

Departure date
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2024

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How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from Galway to Sligo?

The prices for train tickets from Galway to Sligo 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 Sligo 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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On average, you can expect to spend around for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Galway to Sligo.

How long does the journey from Galway to Sligo take by train?

Traveling from Galway to Sligo by train will usually take 7 hr 6 min. This journey covers a distance of 68.3 mi . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 7 hr 6 min is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The distance between Galway and Sligo is around 68.3 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 7 hr 6 min. However, the fastest routes between Galway and Sligo take 6 hr 47 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

When do departures from Galway to Sligo leave?

The first journey of the day departs from Galway at 5:25 AM. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 3:05 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Galway and Sligo. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. The first departure of the night from Galway to Sligo leaves at 5:25 AM, while the last journey sets out at 3:05 PM. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Galway and Sligo. 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.

Which stations are used when traveling from Galway to Sligo?

You can depart from Galway at stations such as . At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Sligo at the following stations: Sligo, 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 Sligo. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many times a day do journeys run from Galway to Sligo?

The route from Galway to Sligo is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Galway 5 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Galway to Sligo, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 0 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 5 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Galway to Sligo. 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 Sligo
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Galway to Sligo.

Book in advance and save

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

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 $0.57 to $21.00 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 97% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Galway to Sligo

The cheapest Galway - Sligo train tickets can be found for as low as $6.28 if you’re lucky, or $10.27 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $17.19.

Find the best day to travel to Sligo by train

When travelling to Sligo 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 Sligo CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
7.69kg
Bus
8.24kg
Flight
21.98kg
Car
17.59kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Galway to Sligo by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Galway and Sligo are 7.69kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Galway and Sligo? By taking the train between Galway and Sligo you will save 14.29kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.55kg compared to a bus and 9.9kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Galway and Sligo by train?
Galway to Sligo is 68.3 mi.
How long does the train between Galway and Sligo take?
Galway to Sligo is on average 7 hr 6 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 6 hr 47 min.
How many train connections per day go from Galway to Sligo?
Galway to Sligo has 5 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Galway to Sligo leave?
The earliest train from Galway to Sligo 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 Sligo depart?
The latest train from Galway to Sligo departs at 3:05 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 Sligo by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Galway and Sligo is 6 hr 47 min.
Is there a direct train from Galway to Sligo?
Yes, there is a direct train between Galway and Sligo.
What are the CO2 emissions for Galway to Sligo by train?
The train journey from Galway to Sligo creates 7.69kg of CO2 emissions.

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