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Best price € 3.41
Journey duration 9 h 5 min
Connections per day 2
First departure 08:40
Last departure 07:05
Distance 48 km

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

On average, a train ticket from Ballina to Sligo will cost you € 4.17. 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 € 3.41. 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.

Trains from Ballina to Sligo

How long will it take me to travel from Ballina to Sligo by train?

The journey between Ballina and Sligo runs for about 49 km and usually takes approximately 9 h 5 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 8 h 31 min. If you are trying to get from Ballina to Sligo as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

What time are the departures from Ballina to Sligo?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Ballina to Sligo leaving at 08:40. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 07:05.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.

Which stations can I use on the Ballina to Sligo route?

In Ballina, departure stations include Ballina. When you arrive in Sligo, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Sligo (MacDiarmada). Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many times a day do departures from Ballina leave for Sligo?

The route from Ballina to Sligo is served by providers including Irishrail and Irish Rail. From this list of transport providers, there are up to 2 departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Ballina 2 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Ballina to Sligo, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 2 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors.