Trains Drogheda to Sligo: Times, Prices and Tickets

25/05/2024
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Drogheda to Sligo by train

The journey from Drogheda to Sligo by train is 151.77 km and takes 4 hrs 31 mins. There are 7 connections per day, with the first departure at 07:30 and the last at 18:02. It is possible to travel from Drogheda to Sligo by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration4 hrs 31 mins
Connection per Day7
First Departure07:30
Last Departure18:02
Distance151.77 km
DepartureDrogheda
ArrivalSligo
CarriersIrish Rail

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How much do train tickets from Drogheda to Sligo cost?

On average, a train ticket from Drogheda to Sligo will cost you . However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as . If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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On average, a train ticket from Drogheda to Sligo will cost you . If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

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

Traveling from Drogheda to Sligo by train will usually take 4 hrs 31 mins. This journey covers a distance of 151.77 km . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 4 hrs 31 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 Drogheda and Sligo runs for about 151.77 km and usually takes approximately 4 hrs 31 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 4 hrs 2 mins. If you are trying to get from Drogheda to Sligo 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 departures from Drogheda to Sligo leave?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Drogheda at 07:30, and the last departure will leave at 18:02. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Drogheda to Sligo can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change. The first journey of the night departs from Drogheda at 07:30. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 18:02. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Drogheda 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 can I use on the Drogheda to Sligo route?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Drogheda and Sligo. You can start your journey in Drogheda at stations such as Drogheda MacBride. These connect to stations including Sligo, Bus Station in Sligo. 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 Drogheda to Sligo.

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

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Drogheda 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 Drogheda 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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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Drogheda to Sligo

The cheapest Drogheda - Sligo train tickets can be found for as low as €6.09 if you’re lucky, or €12.82 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €21.99.

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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Drogheda to Sligo CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
10.62kg
Bus
11.38kg
Flight
30.35kg
Car
24.28kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Drogheda to Sligo by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Drogheda and Sligo are 10.62kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Drogheda and Sligo? By taking the train between Drogheda and Sligo you will save 19.73kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.76kg compared to a bus and 13.66kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Drogheda and Sligo by train?
Drogheda to Sligo is 151.77 km.
How long does the train between Drogheda and Sligo take?
Drogheda to Sligo is on average 4 hrs 31 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hrs 2 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Drogheda to Sligo?
Drogheda to Sligo has 7 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Drogheda to Sligo leave?
The earliest train from Drogheda to Sligo departs at 07:30. 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 Sligo depart?
The latest train from Drogheda to Sligo departs at 18:02. 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 Sligo by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Drogheda and Sligo is 4 hrs 2 mins.
Is there a direct train from Drogheda to Sligo?
Yes, there is a direct train between Drogheda and Sligo.
What are the CO2 emissions for Drogheda to Sligo by train?
The train journey from Drogheda to Sligo creates 10.62kg of CO2 emissions.

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