Trains Drogheda to Galway: Times, Prices and Tickets

24/06/2024
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Drogheda to Galway by train

The journey from Drogheda to Galway by train is 180.67 km and takes 4 hrs 23 mins. There are 7 connections per day, with the first departure at 07:21 and the last at 18:34. It is possible to travel from Drogheda to Galway by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration4 hrs 23 mins
Connection per Day7
First Departure07:21
Last Departure18:34
Distance180.67 km
DepartureDrogheda
ArrivalGalway
CarriersIrish Rail

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How much do train tickets from Drogheda to Galway cost?

The cheapest train tickets from Drogheda to Galway 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 Drogheda to Galway.
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The prices for train tickets from Drogheda to Galway 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. The average train ticket price is approximately . 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.

How long is the journey from Drogheda to Galway by train?

The distance between Drogheda and Galway is approximately 180.67 km. In general, it will take you about 4 hrs 23 mins to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. In order to get from Drogheda to Galway 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 Drogheda and Galway will complete the journey in 3 hrs 48 mins. On average, it will take you about 4 hrs 23 mins to travel the 180.67 km between Drogheda and Galway.

At what time of the day can I travel from Drogheda to Galway?

The first daily departure from Drogheda to Galway leaves at 07:21, while the last journey of the day sets out at 18:34. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Drogheda and Galway. 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 Drogheda at 07:21. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 18:34. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Drogheda and Galway. 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 can I use on the Drogheda to Galway route?

You will be able to leave Drogheda by using stations such as Drogheda MacBride. These connect you to stations including in Galway. 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 Galway, for your convenience while traveling.

How many times a day do departures from Drogheda leave for Galway?

On average, there are 7 daily departures from Drogheda to Galway. 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 Drogheda which travel directly to Galway. There are 7 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Drogheda to Galway. 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 Galway
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Drogheda to Galway.

Book in advance and save

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

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 €33.39 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 97% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Drogheda to Galway

The cheapest Drogheda - Galway train tickets can be found for as low as €1.99 if you’re lucky, or €6.66 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €12.50.

Find the best day to travel to Galway by train

When travelling to Galway 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 Galway CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
12.65kg
Bus
13.55kg
Flight
36.13kg
Car
28.91kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Drogheda to Galway by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Drogheda and Galway are 12.65kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Drogheda and Galway? By taking the train between Drogheda and Galway you will save 23.48kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.9kg compared to a bus and 16.26kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Drogheda and Galway by train?
Drogheda to Galway is 180.67 km.
How long does the train between Drogheda and Galway take?
Drogheda to Galway is on average 4 hrs 23 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hrs 48 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Drogheda to Galway?
Drogheda to Galway has 7 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Drogheda to Galway leave?
The earliest train from Drogheda to Galway departs at 07:21. 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 Galway depart?
The latest train from Drogheda to Galway departs at 18:34. 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 Galway by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Drogheda and Galway is 3 hrs 48 mins.
Is there a direct train from Drogheda to Galway?
Yes, there is a direct train between Drogheda and Galway.
What are the CO2 emissions for Drogheda to Galway by train?
The train journey from Drogheda to Galway creates 12.65kg of CO2 emissions.

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