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Killarney to Dublin by train

The journey from Killarney to Dublin by train is 163.21 mi and takes 3 hr 58 min. There are 31 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:05 AM and the last at 7:41 PM. It is possible to travel from Killarney to Dublin by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration3 hr 58 min
Connection per Day31
First Departure5:05 AM
Last Departure7:41 PM
Distance163.21 mi
CarriersIrish Rail

Killarney to Dublin Train Times

Departure date
Monday, May 20, 2024

Killarney to Dublin by train

On average, the train from Killarney to Dublin lasts 3 hr 58 min. Around 31 trains depart a day between Killarney and Dublin, and the average price is .

Iarnród Éireann, also known as Irish Rail, runs regular intercity services. The journey from Killarney to Dublin crosses through the heartlands of Ireland. Look out the window, and you'll be greeted by green fields and farms as far as the eye can see. The views are pleasant and will help pass the time.

There is only one direct train departing from Killarney to Dublin each day. Typically you will need to change trains in Cork or Mallow Intercity trains connect all the cities. If you are ready to pay the full price, there is no need to buy the ticket in advance, as the rates are fixed.

Killarney has just one train station, about half a mile from the town center - so you should not experience any stress finding it. Some buses and cabs will take you downtown, but if you want to stretch your legs, the streets are pleasant and very walkable.

Dublin, on the other hand, has two possible end stations:

  1. Dublin Heuston station is located just three kilometers from the city center. It connects Dublin to the country's West and South- West. The metropolitan Luas tram system runs between Heuston and Connolly Stations every few minutes, providing convenient transport within the city limits. It features nine top platforms and easy-level access to the street from the terminus.
  2. Dublin Connoly station, Ireland's busiest station, is located on the viaduct of north-south tracks. It provides access to destinations such as Belfast, Sligo, Wicklow, Wexford Dun Laoghaire & Rosslare. Platforms 1–4 function as terminals for trains.

heading towards Belfast, while 5–7 serve DART suburban trains and southbound services!

Dublin has plenty to offer curious sightseers from near and far. Those who love history should not miss Trinity College, one of the oldest universities in Europe, where the inspiration for James Joyce's Ulysses blossomed. For thrilling views, take a tour up the campanile at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and don't forget to stop by the Guinness Storehouse––you'd be remiss if you didn't get your hands on a pint of the legendary brew while there.

So if you're planning to travel to Killarney from Dublin by train, let us help you plan it. We check thousands of destinations across rail, bus, and flight to help you find the best price. Check out our handy price calendar below, where you can see the best prices across all modes of transport between Killarney and Dublin.

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

Book in advance and save

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

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 $1.44 to $15.28 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 91% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Killarney to Dublin

The cheapest Killarney - Dublin train tickets can be found for as low as $2.36 if you’re lucky, or $5.31 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $23.99.

Find the best day to travel to Dublin by train

When travelling to Dublin 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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Killarney to Dublin CO2 Emissions by Train

What are the CO2 emissions from Killarney to Dublin by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Killarney and Dublin are 18.39kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Killarney and Dublin? By taking the train between Killarney and Dublin you will save 34.14kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.31kg compared to a bus and 23.64kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Killarney and Dublin by train?
Killarney to Dublin is 163.21 mi.
How long does the train between Killarney and Dublin take?
Killarney to Dublin is on average 3 hr 58 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hr 0 min.
How many train connections per day go from Killarney to Dublin?
Killarney to Dublin has 31 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Killarney to Dublin leave?
The earliest train from Killarney to Dublin departs at 5:05 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 Killarney to Dublin depart?
The latest train from Killarney to Dublin departs at 7:41 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 Killarney to Dublin?
There are on average 1 direct connection(s) from Killarney to go to Dublin.
What's the fastest journey time between Killarney to Dublin by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Killarney and Dublin is 3 hr 0 min.
Is there a direct train from Killarney to Dublin?
Yes, there is a direct train between Killarney and Dublin.
What are the CO2 emissions for Killarney to Dublin by train?
The train journey from Killarney to Dublin creates 18.39kg of CO2 emissions.

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