Trains Cork to Carlow: Times, Prices and Tickets

21/07/2024
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Cork to Carlow by train

The journey from Cork to Carlow by train is 148.34 km and takes 3 hrs 51 mins. There are 11 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:40 and the last at 18:25. It is possible to travel from Cork to Carlow by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration3 hrs 51 mins
Connection per Day11
First Departure05:40
Last Departure18:25
Distance148.34 km
DepartureCork
ArrivalCarlow
CarriersIrish Rail

Cork to Carlow Train Times

Departure date
Sunday 21 Jul 2024

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

Prices will vary when you travel from Cork to Carlow. 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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Prices will vary when you travel from Cork to Carlow. 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 does it take to get from Cork to Carlow by train?

The distance between Cork and Carlow is approximately 148.34 km. In general, it will take you about 3 hrs 51 mins to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. In order to get from Cork to Carlow faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Cork and Carlow will complete the journey in 3 hrs 7 mins. On average, it will take you about 3 hrs 51 mins to travel the 148.34 km between Cork and Carlow.

When do departures from Cork to Carlow leave?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Cork to Carlow leaving at 05:40. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 18:25.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. The first journey of the night departs from Cork at 05:40. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 18:25. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Cork and Carlow. 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.

Which stations are used when traveling from Cork to Carlow?

You can depart from Cork at stations such as Cork, Bus Station. At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Carlow at the following stations: Carlow(IE). 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 Cork and Carlow. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many times a day do departures from Cork leave for Carlow?

You will be able to travel from Cork to Carlow using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 11 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Cork to Carlow using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 0 direct connections from Cork to Carlow each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 11 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cork to Carlow. 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 Carlow
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cork to Carlow.

Book in advance and save

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

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 - Carlow train tickets can be found for as low as €5.38 if you’re lucky, or €6.64 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €8.18.

Find the best day to travel to Carlow by train

When travelling to Carlow 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 Carlow 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 Cork to Carlow by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Cork and Carlow are 10.38kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Cork and Carlow? By taking the train between Cork and Carlow 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 Cork and Carlow by train?
Cork to Carlow is 148.34 km.
How long does the train between Cork and Carlow take?
Cork to Carlow is on average 3 hrs 51 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hrs 7 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Cork to Carlow?
Cork to Carlow has 11 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Cork to Carlow leave?
The earliest train from Cork to Carlow departs at 05:40. 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 Carlow depart?
The latest train from Cork to Carlow departs at 18:25. 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 Carlow by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Cork and Carlow is 3 hrs 7 mins.
Is there a direct train from Cork to Carlow?
Yes, there is a direct train between Cork and Carlow.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cork to Carlow by train?
The train journey from Cork to Carlow creates 10.38kg of CO2 emissions.

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