Trains Cork to Waterford: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Cork to Waterford by train

The journey from Cork to Waterford by train is 101.08 km and takes 4 hrs 58 mins. There are 6 connections per day, with the first departure at 07:00 and the last at 17:25. It is possible to travel from Cork to Waterford by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration4 hrs 58 mins
Connection per Day6
First Departure07:00
Last Departure17:25
Distance101.08 km
DepartureCork
ArrivalWaterford
CarriersIrish Rail

Cork to Waterford Train Times

Departure date
Saturday 25 May 2024

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

The cheapest train tickets from Cork to Waterford cost . 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 Waterford.
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When you're traveling from Cork to Waterford, 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 long will it take me to travel from Cork to Waterford by train?

The average journey time is 4 hrs 58 mins. This is how long it takes to cross the 101.08 km from Cork to Waterford. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Cork to Waterford to take longer than 4 hrs 58 mins. The journey between Cork and Waterford runs for about 101.08 km and usually takes approximately 4 hrs 58 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 3 hrs 0 mins. If you are trying to get from Cork to Waterford 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.

When do the first and last departures from Cork to Waterford leave?

The first journey of the day departs from Cork at 07:00. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 17:25. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Cork and Waterford. 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. The first departure of the night from Cork to Waterford leaves at 07:00, while the last journey sets out at 17:25. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Cork and Waterford. 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 to travel from Cork to Waterford?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Cork and Waterford. You can start your journey in Cork at stations such as Cork, Bus Station. These connect to stations including Waterford Bus Station in Waterford. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Cork to Waterford.

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

The exact number of journeys from Cork to Waterford can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 6 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Cork to Waterford. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Cork to Waterford varies, but in general, you can expect to find 0 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 6 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cork to Waterford. 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 Waterford
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cork to Waterford.

Book in advance and save

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

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 €1.94 to €8.43 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 77% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Cork to Waterford

The cheapest Cork - Waterford train tickets can be found for as low as €3.31 if you’re lucky, or €3.87 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €4.76.

Find the best day to travel to Waterford by train

When travelling to Waterford 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 Waterford CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
7.08kg
Bus
7.58kg
Flight
20.22kg
Car
16.17kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Cork to Waterford by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Cork and Waterford are 7.08kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Cork and Waterford? By taking the train between Cork and Waterford you will save 13.14kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.5kg compared to a bus and 9.09kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Cork and Waterford by train?
Cork to Waterford is 101.08 km.
How long does the train between Cork and Waterford take?
Cork to Waterford is on average 4 hrs 58 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hrs 0 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Cork to Waterford?
Cork to Waterford has 6 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Cork to Waterford leave?
The earliest train from Cork to Waterford 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 Waterford depart?
The latest train from Cork to Waterford departs at 17:25. 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 Waterford by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Cork and Waterford is 3 hrs 0 mins.
Is there a direct train from Cork to Waterford?
Yes, there is a direct train between Cork and Waterford.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cork to Waterford by train?
The train journey from Cork to Waterford creates 7.08kg of CO2 emissions.

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