Trains Carlow to Dundalk: Times, Prices and Tickets

Carlow to Dundalk by train

The journey from Carlow to Dundalk by train is 133.39 km and takes 3 hrs 39 mins. There are 9 connections per day, with the first departure at 06:30 and the last at 21:37. It is possible to travel from Carlow to Dundalk by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration3 hrs 39 mins
Connection per Day9
First Departure06:30
Last Departure21:37
Distance133.39 km
DepartureCarlow
ArrivalDundalk
CarriersIrish Rail

Carlow to Dundalk Train Times

Departure date
Thursday 29 Feb 2024

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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Carlow to Dundalk?

On average, a train ticket from Carlow to Dundalk 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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When you're traveling from Carlow to Dundalk, you can expect to pay an average of approximately . 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.

How long will it take me to travel from Carlow to Dundalk by train?

With a distance of 133.39 km between Carlow and Dundalk, it will usually take 3 hrs 39 mins to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 3 hrs 39 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey between Carlow and Dundalk by train usually takes 3 hrs 39 mins to cover a distance of 133.39 km. The shortest journey from Carlow to Dundalk will take you 2 hrs 54 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 Dundalk 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.

When do the first and last departures from Carlow to Dundalk leave?

The first daily departure from Carlow to Dundalk leaves at 06:30, while the last journey of the day sets out at 21:37. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Carlow and Dundalk. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking. The first departure of the night from Carlow to Dundalk leaves at 06:30, while the last journey sets out at 21:37. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Carlow and Dundalk. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

Which stations can I use on the Carlow to Dundalk route?

You can depart from Carlow at stations such as . At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Dundalk at the following stations: . Some of these stations may only be served by particular travel providers. Because of this, there may not be a direct connection between all the stations in Carlow and Dundalk. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many journeys from Carlow to Dundalk take place each day?

On average, there are 9 daily departures from Carlow to Dundalk. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 0 departures from Carlow which travel directly to Dundalk. There are 9 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Carlow to Dundalk. 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 Dundalk
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Carlow to Dundalk.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Carlow to Dundalk, 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 Dundalk.

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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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Carlow to Dundalk

The cheapest Carlow - Dundalk train tickets can be found for as low as €1.07 if you’re lucky, or €5.22 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €11.56.

Find the best day to travel to Dundalk by train

When travelling to Dundalk 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 Dundalk CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
9.34kg
Bus
10kg
Flight
26.68kg
Car
21.34kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Carlow to Dundalk by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Carlow and Dundalk are 9.34kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Carlow and Dundalk? By taking the train between Carlow and Dundalk you will save 17.34kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.66kg compared to a bus and 12kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Carlow and Dundalk by train?
Carlow to Dundalk is 133.39 km.
How long does the train between Carlow and Dundalk take?
Carlow to Dundalk is on average 3 hrs 39 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hrs 54 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Carlow to Dundalk?
Carlow to Dundalk has 9 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Carlow to Dundalk leave?
The earliest train from Carlow to Dundalk 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 Dundalk depart?
The latest train from Carlow to Dundalk departs at 21:37. 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 Carlow to Dundalk?
There are 1 station(s) that you can depart from Carlow to go to Dundalk. You can go from Carlow Railway Station and you can arrive at Dundalk Bus Station.
What's the fastest journey time between Carlow to Dundalk by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Carlow and Dundalk is 2 hrs 54 mins.
Is there a direct train from Carlow to Dundalk?
Yes, there is a direct train between Carlow and Dundalk.
What are the CO2 emissions for Carlow to Dundalk by train?
The train journey from Carlow to Dundalk creates 9.34kg of CO2 emissions.

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