Trains Limerick to Dublin: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Limerick to Dublin by train

The journey from Limerick to Dublin by train is 109.1 mi and takes 2 hr 53 min. There are 59 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:25 AM and the last at 9:00 PM. It is possible to travel from Limerick to Dublin by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration2 hr 53 min
Connection per Day59
First Departure5:25 AM
Last Departure9:00 PM
Distance109.1 mi
DepartureLimerick
ArrivalDublin
CarriersIrish Rail

Limerick to Dublin Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Take the train from Limerick to Dublin

Your train journey from Limerick to Dublin generally takes about 2 hr 53 min on average. With approximately 59 trains to operate on this route every day, so you have various travel options. The average price for a ticket on this route is around .

Iarnród Éireann, also known as Irish Rail, manages this popular route, running regular intercity services from the mid-western city of Limerick to the capital city of Dublin.

Trains from Limerick to Dublin operate frequently, providing direct service approximately every two to three hours. This ensures that you have ample flexibility in planning your journey.

Irish Rail offers discounts for children, young adults, and students, along with different fare options depending on the level of flexibility you require. If you are a regular traveler on this route, consider purchasing a season ticket. For those desiring a more luxurious experience, first-class options are available. All travelers can benefit from the fast Wi-Fi access and power sockets under each first and second-class seat.

You will start your journey at Limerick Colbert Station.  Limerick, on the banks of the River Shannon, is known for its medieval history and vibrant culture. Visit the 13th-century King John's Castle and the Georgian-style People's Park.

Your journey ends at Dublin Heuston Station, one of Dublin's major railway stations. Heuston Station connects Dublin to the western and southwestern regions of Ireland. The station features nine top platforms and offers easy street-level access.

If you plan to travel from Limerick to Dublin by train, let us help you plan your journey. We compare thousands of rail, bus, and flight routes to help you find the best price. Check out our handy price calendar below to compare prices across all modes of transport between Limerick and Dublin.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Limerick 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 Limerick 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 $0.96 to $14.79 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 94% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Limerick to Dublin

The cheapest Limerick - Dublin train tickets can be found for as low as $2.13 if you’re lucky, or $4.16 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $10.09.

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!

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

Ecology
Train
12.29kg
Bus
13.17kg
Flight
35.12kg
Car
28.09kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Limerick to Dublin by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Limerick and Dublin are 12.29kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Limerick and Dublin? By taking the train between Limerick and Dublin you will save 22.83kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.88kg compared to a bus and 15.8kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Limerick and Dublin by train?
Limerick to Dublin is 109.1 mi.
How long does the train between Limerick and Dublin take?
Limerick to Dublin is on average 2 hr 53 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 0 min.
How many train connections per day go from Limerick to Dublin?
Limerick to Dublin has 59 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Limerick to Dublin leave?
The earliest train from Limerick to Dublin 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 Limerick to Dublin depart?
The latest train from Limerick to Dublin departs at 9:00 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 Limerick to Dublin?
There are on average 4 direct connection(s) from Limerick to go to Dublin.
What's the fastest journey time between Limerick to Dublin by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Limerick and Dublin is 2 hr 0 min.
Is there a direct train from Limerick to Dublin?
Yes, there is a direct train between Limerick and Dublin.
What are the CO2 emissions for Limerick to Dublin by train?
The train journey from Limerick to Dublin creates 12.29kg of CO2 emissions.

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