Trains Carlow to Cork: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Carlow to Cork by train

The journey from Carlow to Cork by train is 148.34 km and takes 4 hrs 7 mins. There are 12 connections per day, with the first departure at 06:30 and the last at 19:42. It is possible to travel from Carlow to Cork by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration4 hrs 7 mins
Connection per Day12
First Departure06:30
Last Departure19:42
Distance148.34 km
DepartureCarlow
ArrivalCork
CarriersIrish Rail

Carlow to Cork Train Times

Departure date
Saturday 25 May 2024

Traveling from Carlow to Cork with Virail

Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Carlow to Cork. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How much does it cost to get from Carlow to Cork by train?

The cheapest train tickets from Carlow to Cork cost . On average, you can expect to spend around for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Carlow to Cork.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Carlow 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 Carlow to Cork by train?

The average journey time is 4 hrs 7 mins. This is how long it takes to cross the 148.34 km from Carlow to Cork. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Carlow to Cork to take longer than 4 hrs 7 mins. The journey between Carlow and Cork by train usually takes 4 hrs 7 mins to cover a distance of 148.34 km. The shortest journey from Carlow to Cork will take you 3 hrs 13 mins. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Cork quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

What time are the departures from Carlow to Cork?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Carlow to Cork, which usually leaves at 06:30. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 19:42. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Carlow to Cork leaving at 06:30. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 19:42.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 are used when traveling from Carlow to Cork?

In Carlow, departure stations include Carlow(IE). When you arrive in Cork, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Cork, Bus Station. 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 journeys run from Carlow to Cork?

The route from Carlow to Cork is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Carlow 12 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Carlow to Cork, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 0 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 12 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. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Carlow 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 Carlow to Cork
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Carlow to Cork.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Carlow 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 Carlow 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 €0.41 to €13.93 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 97% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Carlow to Cork

The cheapest Carlow - Cork train tickets can be found for as low as €4.58 if you’re lucky, or €5.76 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €6.96.

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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Carlow to Cork CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
10.38kg
Bus
11.13kg
Flight
29.67kg
Car
23.73kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Carlow to Cork by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Carlow and Cork are 10.38kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Carlow and Cork? By taking the train between Carlow and Cork you will save 19.29kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.75kg compared to a bus and 13.35kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Carlow and Cork by train?
Carlow to Cork is 148.34 km.
How long does the train between Carlow and Cork take?
Carlow to Cork is on average 4 hrs 7 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hrs 13 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Carlow to Cork?
Carlow to Cork has 12 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Carlow to Cork leave?
The earliest train from Carlow to Cork departs at 06:30. 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 Carlow to Cork depart?
The latest train from Carlow to Cork departs at 19:42. 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 Carlow to Cork by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Carlow and Cork is 3 hrs 13 mins.
Is there a direct train from Carlow to Cork?
Yes, there is a direct train between Carlow and Cork.
What are the CO2 emissions for Carlow to Cork by train?
The train journey from Carlow to Cork creates 10.38kg of CO2 emissions.

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