Trains Drogheda to Cork: Times, Prices and Tickets

25/05/2024
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Drogheda to Cork by train

The journey from Drogheda to Cork by train is 247.88 km and takes 4 hrs 35 mins. There are 13 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:54 and the last at 18:55. It is possible to travel from Drogheda to Cork by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration4 hrs 35 mins
Connection per Day13
First Departure05:54
Last Departure18:55
Distance247.88 km
DepartureDrogheda
ArrivalCork
CarriersIrish Rail

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How much will I pay for train tickets from Drogheda to Cork?

When you're traveling from Drogheda to Cork, 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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When you're traveling from Drogheda to Cork, 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 does the journey from Drogheda to Cork take by train?

With a distance of 247.88 km between Drogheda and Cork, it will usually take 4 hrs 35 mins to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 4 hrs 35 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The distance between Drogheda and Cork is around 247.88 km. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 4 hrs 35 mins. However, the fastest routes between Drogheda and Cork take 4 hrs 10 mins. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

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

The first daily departure from Drogheda to Cork leaves at 05:54, while the last journey of the day sets out at 18:55. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Drogheda and Cork. 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. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Drogheda to Cork, which usually leaves at 05:54. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 18:55. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

Which stations can I use on the Drogheda to Cork route?

You will be able to leave Drogheda by using stations such as Drogheda MacBride. These connect you to stations including Cork, Bus Station in Cork. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Drogheda or in Cork, for your convenience while traveling.

How many daily journeys are there from Drogheda to Cork?

The route from Drogheda to Cork 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 Drogheda 13 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Drogheda to Cork, 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 13 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 Drogheda to Cork. 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 Drogheda to Cork
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Drogheda to Cork.

Book in advance and save

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

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 €0.19 to €17.96 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 99% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Drogheda to Cork

The cheapest Drogheda - Cork train tickets can be found for as low as €3.13 if you’re lucky, or €6.43 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €11.17.

Find the best day to travel to Cork by train

When travelling to Cork 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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Drogheda to Cork 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 Drogheda to Cork by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Drogheda and Cork are 17.35kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Drogheda and Cork? By taking the train between Drogheda and Cork 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 Drogheda and Cork by train?
Drogheda to Cork is 247.88 km.
How long does the train between Drogheda and Cork take?
Drogheda to Cork is on average 4 hrs 35 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hrs 10 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Drogheda to Cork?
Drogheda to Cork has 13 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Drogheda to Cork leave?
The earliest train from Drogheda to Cork departs at 05:54. 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 Drogheda to Cork depart?
The latest train from Drogheda to Cork departs at 18:55. 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 Drogheda to Cork by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Drogheda and Cork is 4 hrs 10 mins.
Is there a direct train from Drogheda to Cork?
Yes, there is a direct train between Drogheda and Cork.
What are the CO2 emissions for Drogheda to Cork by train?
The train journey from Drogheda to Cork creates 17.35kg of CO2 emissions.

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