Trains Cork to Sligo: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Cork to Sligo by train

The journey from Cork to Sligo by train is 264.07 km and takes 7 hrs 3 mins. There are 5 connections per day, with the first departure at 07:00 and the last at 15:25. It is possible to travel from Cork to Sligo by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration7 hrs 3 mins
Connection per Day5
First Departure07:00
Last Departure15:25
Distance264.07 km
CarriersIrish Rail

Cork to Sligo Train Times

Departure date
Saturday 15 Jun 2024

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

Prices will vary when you travel from Cork to Sligo. 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, you can expect to spend around for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Cork to Sligo.

How long does it take to get from Cork to Sligo by train?

Traveling from Cork to Sligo by train will usually take 7 hrs 3 mins. This journey covers a distance of 264.07 km . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 7 hrs 3 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 Sligo by train usually takes 7 hrs 3 mins to cover a distance of 264.07 km. The shortest journey from Cork to Sligo will take you 6 hrs 43 mins. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Sligo quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

At what time of the day can I travel from Cork to Sligo?

The first daily departure from Cork to Sligo leaves at 07:00, while the last journey of the day sets out at 15:25. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Cork and Sligo. 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. The first journey of the night departs from Cork at 07:00. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 15:25. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Cork and Sligo. 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 Sligo?

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 Sligo at the following stations: Sligo, Bus Station. 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 Sligo. 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 Sligo?

On average, there are 5 daily departures from Cork to Sligo. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 0 departures from Cork which travel directly to Sligo. There are 5 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cork to Sligo. 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 Sligo
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cork to Sligo.

Book in advance and save

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

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 €1.00 to €14.21 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 93% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Cork to Sligo

The cheapest Cork - Sligo train tickets can be found for as low as €3.77 if you’re lucky, or €7.78 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €15.17.

Find the best day to travel to Sligo by train

When travelling to Sligo 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 Sligo CO2 Emissions by Train

What are the CO2 emissions from Cork to Sligo by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Cork and Sligo are 18.48kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Cork and Sligo? By taking the train between Cork and Sligo you will save 34.33kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.32kg compared to a bus and 23.77kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Cork and Sligo by train?
Cork to Sligo is 264.07 km.
How long does the train between Cork and Sligo take?
Cork to Sligo is on average 7 hrs 3 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 6 hrs 43 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Cork to Sligo?
Cork to Sligo has 5 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Cork to Sligo leave?
The earliest train from Cork to Sligo departs at 07:00. 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 Sligo depart?
The latest train from Cork to Sligo departs at 15:25. 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 Sligo by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Cork and Sligo is 6 hrs 43 mins.
Is there a direct train from Cork to Sligo?
Yes, there is a direct train between Cork and Sligo.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cork to Sligo by train?
The train journey from Cork to Sligo creates 18.48kg of CO2 emissions.

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