Trains Cork to Arklow: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Cork to Arklow by train

The journey from Cork to Arklow by train is 186.98 km and takes 5 hrs 55 mins. There are 4 connections per day, with the first departure at 06:15 and the last at 16:25. It is possible to travel from Cork to Arklow by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration5 hrs 55 mins
Connection per Day4
First Departure06:15
Last Departure16:25
Distance186.98 km
DepartureCork
ArrivalArklow
CarriersIrish Rail

Cork to Arklow Train Times

Departure date
Saturday 25 May 2024

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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Cork to Arklow?

The cheapest train tickets from Cork to Arklow 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 Cork to Arklow.
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On average, a train ticket from Cork to Arklow will cost you . 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.

How long does it take to get from Cork to Arklow by train?

With a distance of 186.98 km between Cork and Arklow, it will usually take 5 hrs 55 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 5 hrs 55 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey between Cork and Arklow runs for about 186.98 km and usually takes approximately 5 hrs 55 mins. 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 4 hrs 59 mins. If you are trying to get from Cork to Arklow 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.

When do the first and last departures from Cork to Arklow leave?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Cork to Arklow leaving at 06:15. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 16:25.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. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Cork to Arklow leaving at 06:15. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 16:25.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 to travel from Cork to Arklow?

In Cork, departure stations include Cork, Bus Station. When you arrive in Arklow, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Arklow Railway 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 journeys from Cork to Arklow take place each day?

On average, there are 4 daily departures from Cork to Arklow. 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 Cork which travel directly to Arklow. There are 4 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cork to Arklow. 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 Cork to Arklow
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cork to Arklow.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Cork to Arklow, 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 Cork to Arklow.

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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The cheapest Cork - Arklow train tickets can be found for as low as €0.33 if you’re lucky, or €6.65 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €18.39.

Find the best day to travel to Arklow by train

When travelling to Arklow 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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Cork to Arklow CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
13.09kg
Bus
14.02kg
Flight
37.4kg
Car
29.92kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Cork to Arklow by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Cork and Arklow are 13.09kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Cork and Arklow? By taking the train between Cork and Arklow you will save 24.31kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.93kg compared to a bus and 16.83kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Cork and Arklow by train?
Cork to Arklow is 186.98 km.
How long does the train between Cork and Arklow take?
Cork to Arklow is on average 5 hrs 55 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hrs 59 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Cork to Arklow?
Cork to Arklow has 4 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Cork to Arklow leave?
The earliest train from Cork to Arklow departs at 06:15. 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 Cork to Arklow depart?
The latest train from Cork to Arklow departs at 16:25. 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 Cork to Arklow by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Cork and Arklow is 4 hrs 59 mins.
Is there a direct train from Cork to Arklow?
Yes, there is a direct train between Cork and Arklow.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cork to Arklow by train?
The train journey from Cork to Arklow creates 13.09kg of CO2 emissions.

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