Trains Cork to Drogheda: Times, Prices and Tickets

21/07/2024
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Cork to Drogheda by train

The journey from Cork to Drogheda by train is 247.88 km and takes 4 hrs 42 mins. There are 12 connections per day, with the first departure at 08:25 and the last at 19:25. It is possible to travel from Cork to Drogheda by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration4 hrs 42 mins
Connection per Day12
First Departure08:25
Last Departure19:25
Distance247.88 km
DepartureCork
ArrivalDrogheda
CarriersIrish Rail

Cork to Drogheda Train Times

Departure date
Sunday 21 Jul 2024

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How much do train tickets from Cork to Drogheda cost?

When you're traveling from Cork to Drogheda, you can expect to pay an average of approximately . You might be able to find prices as low as , but it all depends on how you travel. 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.
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The prices for train tickets from Cork to Drogheda vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average train ticket price is approximately . For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long will it take me to travel from Cork to Drogheda by train?

The journey between Cork and Drogheda by train is approximately 247.88 km. It will take you more or less 4 hrs 42 mins to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey between Cork and Drogheda runs for about 247.88 km and usually takes approximately 4 hrs 42 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 7 mins. If you are trying to get from Cork to Drogheda 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 Drogheda?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Cork at 08:25, and the last departure will leave at 19:25. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Cork to Drogheda can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change. The first departure of the night from Cork to Drogheda leaves at 08:25, while the last journey sets out at 19:25. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Cork and Drogheda. 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 Cork to Drogheda route?

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 Drogheda at the following stations: Drogheda MacBride. 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 Drogheda. 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 Drogheda?

The route from Cork to Drogheda 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 Cork 12 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Cork to Drogheda, 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 Cork to Drogheda. 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 Drogheda
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cork to Drogheda.

Book in advance and save

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

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 €0.64 to €4.57 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 86% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Cork to Drogheda

The cheapest Cork - Drogheda train tickets can be found for as low as €1.40 if you’re lucky, or €4.40 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €8.17.

Find the best day to travel to Drogheda by train

When travelling to Drogheda 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 Drogheda CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
17.35kg
Bus
18.59kg
Flight
49.58kg
Car
39.66kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Cork to Drogheda by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Cork and Drogheda are 17.35kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Cork and Drogheda? By taking the train between Cork and Drogheda you will save 32.23kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.24kg compared to a bus and 22.31kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Cork and Drogheda by train?
Cork to Drogheda is 247.88 km.
How long does the train between Cork and Drogheda take?
Cork to Drogheda is on average 4 hrs 42 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hrs 7 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Cork to Drogheda?
Cork to Drogheda has 12 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Cork to Drogheda leave?
The earliest train from Cork to Drogheda departs at 08:25. 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 Drogheda depart?
The latest train from Cork to Drogheda 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 Drogheda by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Cork and Drogheda is 4 hrs 7 mins.
Is there a direct train from Cork to Drogheda?
Yes, there is a direct train between Cork and Drogheda.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cork to Drogheda by train?
The train journey from Cork to Drogheda creates 17.35kg of CO2 emissions.

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