Trains Sligo to Cork: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Sligo to Cork by train

The journey from Sligo to Cork by train is 164.08 mi and takes 7 hr 24 min. There are 6 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:40 AM and the last at 4:30 PM. It is possible to travel from Sligo to Cork by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration7 hr 24 min
Connection per Day6
First Departure5:40 AM
Last Departure4:30 PM
Distance164.08 mi
DepartureSligo
ArrivalCork
CarriersIrish Rail

Sligo to Cork Train Times

Departure date
Monday, May 20, 2024

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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Sligo to Cork?

On average, a train ticket from Sligo to Cork will cost you . However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as . If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Sligo to Cork. On average, though, you'll pay about for a train ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

How long is the journey from Sligo to Cork by train?

The average journey time is 7 hr 24 min. This is how long it takes to cross the 164.08 mi from Sligo to Cork. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Sligo to Cork to take longer than 7 hr 24 min. The distance between Sligo and Cork is around 164.08 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 24 min. However, the fastest routes between Sligo and Cork take 6 hr 18 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.

What time are the departures from Sligo to Cork?

The first journey of the day departs from Sligo at 5:40 AM. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 4:30 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Sligo and Cork. 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. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Sligo to Cork leaving at 5:40 AM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 4:30 PM.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

When traveling from Sligo to Cork by train, which stations can I use?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Sligo from the following stations: Sligo, Bus Station. Arriving at Cork, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Cork, Bus Station. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Cork.

How many journeys from Sligo to Cork are there every day?

The exact number of journeys from Sligo to Cork can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 6 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Sligo to Cork. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Sligo to Cork varies, but in general, you can expect to find 0 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 6 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Sligo 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 Sligo to Cork
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Sligo to Cork.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Sligo 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 Sligo 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 $0.03 to $30.21 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 100% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Sligo to Cork

The cheapest Sligo - Cork train tickets can be found for as low as $1.73 if you’re lucky, or $7.14 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $13.34.

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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Sligo to Cork CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
18.48kg
Bus
19.8kg
Flight
52.81kg
Car
42.25kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Sligo to Cork by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Sligo and Cork are 18.48kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Sligo and Cork? By taking the train between Sligo and Cork you will save 34.33kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.32kg compared to a bus and 23.77kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Sligo and Cork by train?
Sligo to Cork is 164.08 mi.
How long does the train between Sligo and Cork take?
Sligo to Cork is on average 7 hr 24 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 6 hr 18 min.
How many train connections per day go from Sligo to Cork?
Sligo to Cork has 6 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Sligo to Cork leave?
The earliest train from Sligo to Cork departs at 5:40 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 Sligo to Cork depart?
The latest train from Sligo to Cork departs at 4:30 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 Sligo to Cork by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Sligo and Cork is 6 hr 18 min.
Is there a direct train from Sligo to Cork?
Yes, there is a direct train between Sligo and Cork.
What are the CO2 emissions for Sligo to Cork by train?
The train journey from Sligo to Cork creates 18.48kg of CO2 emissions.

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