Trains Waterford to Dublin: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Waterford to Dublin by train

The journey from Waterford to Dublin by train is 82.64 mi and takes 3 hr 5 min. There are 31 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:55 AM and the last at 6:25 PM. It is possible to travel from Waterford to Dublin by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration3 hr 5 min
Connection per Day31
First Departure5:55 AM
Last Departure6:25 PM
Distance82.64 mi
DepartureWaterford
ArrivalDublin
CarriersIrish Rail

Waterford to Dublin Train Times

Departure date
Sunday, Jun 23, 2024

Take the train from Waterford to Dublin

The train journey from Waterford to Dublin lasts, on average, approximately 3 hr 5 min. With roughly 31 daily departures from Waterford to Dublin, you have a good selection of trains. The median ticket price is around , while the most budget-friendly fares start at .

The service is operated by Iarnród Éireann, Ireland's national train service. Trains are equipped with amenities to make your journey enjoyable, including comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, power sockets at each seat, and an onboard café refreshments and snacks.

Your journey begins at Waterford Plunkett Station, conveniently located in the heart of Waterford. The station is a short walk or taxi ride from many of the city's attractions and offers regional train and bus connections to other parts of Ireland.

The final destination is Dublin Heuston Station, one of Ireland's largest train stations just west of the city center. The station is served by local and intercity services. Public transit links like the Luas Red Line tram service and multiple bus routes stop at the station.

Dublin, Ireland's capital city, is abundant in stories and full with life, Guiness, and music. Check out iconic sights such as the historic Trinity College, where you can see the Book of Kells and the Guinness Storehouse to taste Ireland's famous stout. The city's vibrant arts scene, diverse food offerings, and numerous parks and green spaces make it a city worth exploring.

Are you planning your journey from Waterford to Dublin by train? Remember to book in advance to secure the best ticket prices. You can use Virail's price calendar to compare ticket prices and find the best deals for your journey by train from Waterford to Dublin.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Waterford 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 Waterford 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 $0.13 to $7.20 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 98% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Waterford to Dublin

The cheapest Waterford - Dublin train tickets can be found for as low as $3.38 if you’re lucky, or $4.49 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $7.40.

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 Waterford to Dublin
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Waterford to Dublin CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
9.31kg
Bus
9.97kg
Flight
26.6kg
Car
21.28kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Waterford to Dublin by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Waterford and Dublin are 9.31kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Waterford and Dublin? By taking the train between Waterford and Dublin you will save 17.29kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.66kg compared to a bus and 11.97kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Waterford and Dublin by train?
Waterford to Dublin is 82.64 mi.
How long does the train between Waterford and Dublin take?
Waterford to Dublin is on average 3 hr 5 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 57 min.
How many train connections per day go from Waterford to Dublin?
Waterford to Dublin has 31 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Waterford to Dublin leave?
The earliest train from Waterford to Dublin departs at 5:55 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 Waterford to Dublin depart?
The latest train from Waterford to Dublin departs at 6:25 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 Waterford to Dublin?
There are on average 6 direct connection(s) from Waterford to go to Dublin.
What's the fastest journey time between Waterford to Dublin by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Waterford and Dublin is 1 hr 57 min.
Is there a direct train from Waterford to Dublin?
Yes, there is a direct train between Waterford and Dublin.
What are the CO2 emissions for Waterford to Dublin by train?
The train journey from Waterford to Dublin creates 9.31kg of CO2 emissions.

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