Trains Cork to Limerick: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Cork to Limerick by train

The journey from Cork to Limerick by train is 86.05 km and takes 1 hr 48 mins. There are 15 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:40 and the last at 20:25. It is possible to travel from Cork to Limerick by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration1 hr 48 mins
Connection per Day15
First Departure05:40
Last Departure20:25
Distance86.05 km
DepartureCork
ArrivalLimerick
CarriersIrish Rail

Cork to Limerick Train Times

Departure date
Friday 19 Jul 2024

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Planning to travel from Cork to Limerick? Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start - but that's where Virail comes in. Our powerful search engine will explore all the options available for your trip, combing through more than 2000 transport companies all over the globe. All you have to do is enter your travel dates. In an instant, we'll show you a thorough list of possible routes, with all the information you need to make your decision. Choose from buses, trains, and more, connecting or direct, one-way or round trip - whatever you prefer. When you see your results, select your chosen option and Virail will redirect you to the provider's website, where you can complete your booking. Let us do the legwork for you, and you can just sit back and enjoy your trip.

How much do train tickets from Cork to Limerick cost?

On average, a train ticket from Cork to Limerick 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 Cork to Limerick, 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 much time will it take to go from Cork to Limerick by train?

Traveling from Cork to Limerick by train will usually take 1 hr 48 mins. This journey covers a distance of 86.05 km . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 1 hr 48 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. In order to get from Cork to Limerick 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 Limerick will complete the journey in 1 hr 33 mins. On average, it will take you about 1 hr 48 mins to travel the 86.05 km between Cork and Limerick.

What time are the first and last departures from Cork to Limerick?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Cork to Limerick, which usually leaves at 05:40. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 20:25. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Cork to Limerick, which usually leaves at 05:40. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 20:25. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

Which stations can I use to travel from Cork to Limerick?

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 Limerick at the following stations: Limerick Bus Station,Limerick, Dublin Rd (Hurler's Pub). 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 Limerick. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many daily journeys are there from Cork to Limerick?

The route from Cork to Limerick 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 15 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Cork to Limerick, 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 15 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 Limerick. 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 Limerick
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cork to Limerick.

Book in advance and save

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

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 €2.59 to €7.44 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 65% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Cork to Limerick

The cheapest Cork - Limerick train tickets can be found for as low as €4.05 if you’re lucky, or €4.48 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €5.33.

Find the best day to travel to Limerick by train

When travelling to Limerick 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 Limerick CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
6.02kg
Bus
6.45kg
Flight
17.21kg
Car
13.77kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Cork to Limerick by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Cork and Limerick are 6.02kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Cork and Limerick? By taking the train between Cork and Limerick you will save 11.19kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.43kg compared to a bus and 7.75kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Cork and Limerick by train?
Cork to Limerick is 86.05 km.
How long does the train between Cork and Limerick take?
Cork to Limerick is on average 1 hr 48 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 33 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Cork to Limerick?
Cork to Limerick has 15 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Cork to Limerick leave?
The earliest train from Cork to Limerick 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 Limerick depart?
The latest train from Cork to Limerick departs at 20:25. 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 Limerick by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Cork and Limerick is 1 hr 33 mins.
Is there a direct train from Cork to Limerick?
Yes, there is a direct train between Cork and Limerick.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cork to Limerick by train?
The train journey from Cork to Limerick creates 6.02kg of CO2 emissions.

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