Trains Cork to Balbriggan: Times, Prices and Tickets

24/06/2024
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Cork to Balbriggan by train

The journey from Cork to Balbriggan by train is 245.28 km and takes 4 hrs 30 mins. There are 13 connections per day, with the first departure at 06:15 and the last at 19:25. It is possible to travel from Cork to Balbriggan by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration4 hrs 30 mins
Connection per Day13
First Departure06:15
Last Departure19:25
Distance245.28 km
DepartureCork
ArrivalBalbriggan
CarriersIrish Rail

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How much do train tickets from Cork to Balbriggan cost?

Prices will vary when you travel from Cork to Balbriggan. On average, though, you'll pay about for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as , but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. 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.
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On average, a train ticket from Cork to Balbriggan 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 the journey from Cork to Balbriggan take by train?

Traveling from Cork to Balbriggan by train will usually take 4 hrs 30 mins. This journey covers a distance of 245.28 km . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 4 hrs 30 mins is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The journey between Cork and Balbriggan runs for about 245.28 km and usually takes approximately 4 hrs 30 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 1 min. If you are trying to get from Cork to Balbriggan 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 first and last departures from Cork to Balbriggan?

The first journey of the day departs from Cork at 06:15. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 19:25. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Cork and Balbriggan. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Cork to Balbriggan leaving at 06:15. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 19:25.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.

When traveling from Cork to Balbriggan by train, which stations can I use?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Cork from the following stations: Cork, Bus Station. Arriving at Balbriggan, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Balbriggan. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Balbriggan.

How many daily journeys are there from Cork to Balbriggan?

The exact number of journeys from Cork to Balbriggan can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 13 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Cork to Balbriggan. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Cork to Balbriggan varies, but in general, you can expect to find 0 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 13 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cork to Balbriggan. 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 Balbriggan
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cork to Balbriggan.

Book in advance and save

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

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 Cork to Balbriggan

The cheapest Cork - Balbriggan train tickets can be found for as low as €1.40 if you’re lucky, or €5.49 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €7.70.

Find the best day to travel to Balbriggan by train

When travelling to Balbriggan 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 Balbriggan CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
17.17kg
Bus
18.4kg
Flight
49.06kg
Car
39.24kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Cork to Balbriggan by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Cork and Balbriggan are 17.17kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Cork and Balbriggan? By taking the train between Cork and Balbriggan you will save 31.89kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.23kg compared to a bus and 22.07kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Cork and Balbriggan by train?
Cork to Balbriggan is 245.28 km.
How long does the train between Cork and Balbriggan take?
Cork to Balbriggan is on average 4 hrs 30 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hrs 1 min.
How many train connections per day go from Cork to Balbriggan?
Cork to Balbriggan has 13 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Cork to Balbriggan leave?
The earliest train from Cork to Balbriggan 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 Balbriggan depart?
The latest train from Cork to Balbriggan departs at 19:25. 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 Balbriggan by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Cork and Balbriggan is 4 hrs 1 min.
Is there a direct train from Cork to Balbriggan?
Yes, there is a direct train between Cork and Balbriggan.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cork to Balbriggan by train?
The train journey from Cork to Balbriggan creates 17.17kg of CO2 emissions.

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