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Trains Cork to Limerick: Times, Prices and Tickets

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

The prices for train tickets from Cork to Limerick 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. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Cork to Limerick will cost € 1.65. The average train ticket price is approximately € 7.73. 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.

Cork to Limerick by train

Best price € 1.65
Journey duration 1 h 45 min
Connections per day 13
First departure 08:00
Last departure 21:25
Distance 86 km
Departure Cork
Arrival Limerick
Carriers Irishrail, Irish Rail

Ticket price Cork - Limerick every day

€ 5.52
€ 15
€ 3.51
€ 15
In 2 days
€ 3.63
In 3 days
€ 2.21
€ 15
In 4 days
€ 3.88
In 5 days
€ 6.79
In 6 days
€ 3.63

Route Summary by Train

Minimum price
€ 1.65
Maximum price
€ 14.49

Cork - Limerick


Best prices for the month

Cheapest tickets for

By Train

€ 3.63

Sunday, July 3rd 2022
Irish Rail-logo
Cork (Kent) - Limerick (Colbert)
15:25 - 17:20
Irish Rail
1h 55min
1 changes
CO2: 0.25kg
By Bus

€ 15

Monday, June 27th 2022
Irish Citylink-logo
Cork Patrick's Quay - Limerick Henry Street
11:15 - 12:45
Irish Citylink
1h 30min
CO2: 3.03kg

How much time will it take to go from Cork to Limerick by train?

The journey from Cork to Limerick covers a distance of 86 km. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 1 h 47 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 1 h 19 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Cork to Limerick faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do departures from Cork to Limerick leave?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Cork to Limerick leaving at 09:25. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 21:25.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 Limerick?

In Cork, departure stations include Cork (Kent). When you arrive in Limerick, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Limerick (Colbert) and Limerick Colbert. 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 times a day do journeys run from Cork to Limerick?

You will be able to travel from Cork to Limerick using companies such as Irish Rail. Combined, these providers offer an average of 12 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 14 departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Cork to Limerick 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, 1 direct connections from Cork to Limerick 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.


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