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Sligo to Galway by train

The journey from Sligo to Galway by train is 68.2 mi and takes 6 h 29 min. There are 5 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:40am and the last at 4:05pm. It is possible to travel from Sligo to Galway by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration 6 h 29 min
Connection per Day 5
First Departure 6:40am
Last Departure 4:05pm
Distance 68.2 mi
Departure Sligo
Arrival Galway
Carriers Irish Rail

Sligo to Galway Train Times

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Departure date
Monday,Dec 04 2023

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

When you're traveling from Sligo to Galway, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $3.13. You might be able to find prices as low as $1.44, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

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

Book in advance and save

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

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 to $18 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 95% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Sligo to Galway

The cheapest Sligo - Galway train tickets can be found for as low as $5 if you’re lucky, or $9 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $12.

Find the best day to travel to Galway by train

When travelling to Galway 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!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Irish Rail is the national railway operator in Ireland, providing passenger services throughout the country. With an extensive network spanning over 2,400km of railway lines, Irish Rail connects major cities and villages like Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Limerick. The company operates a modern fleet of trains, including intercity and commuter services such as InterCity, Commuter and DART, and provides various ticket options to accommodate different needs and budgets.

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

What are the CO2 emissions from Sligo to Galway by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Sligo and Galway are 2.4kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Sligo and Galway? By taking the train between Sligo and Galway you will save 618.5kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 13.2kg compared to a bus and 57.5kg compared to a car.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Sligo and Galway by train?
Sligo to Galway is 68.2 mi.
How long does the train between Sligo and Galway take?
Sligo to Galway is on average 6 h 53 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 6 h 29 min.
Which companies operate from Sligo to Galway?
The train journey from Sligo to Galway is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Irish Rail.
How many train connections per day go from Sligo to Galway?
Sligo to Galway has 5 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Sligo to Galway leave?
The earliest train from Sligo to Galway departs at 6:40am. 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 Galway depart?
The latest train from Sligo to Galway departs at 4:05pm. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
From which stations can I leave from Sligo to Galway?
There are 1 station(s) that you can depart from Sligo to go to Galway. You can go from Sligo (macdiarmada) and you can arrive at Galway (ceannt).
What's the fastest journey time between Sligo to Galway by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Sligo and Galway is 6 h 29 min.
Is there a direct train from Sligo to Galway?
Yes, there is a direct train between Sligo and Galway.
What are the CO2 emissions for Sligo to Galway by train?
The train journey from Sligo to Galway creates 2.4kg of CO2 emissions.

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