Trains Drogheda to Waterford: Times, Prices and Tickets

24/06/2024
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Drogheda to Waterford by train

The journey from Drogheda to Waterford by train is 170.46 km and takes 4 hrs 17 mins. There are 8 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:54 and the last at 16:28. It is possible to travel from Drogheda to Waterford by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration4 hrs 17 mins
Connection per Day8
First Departure05:54
Last Departure16:28
Distance170.46 km
DepartureDrogheda
ArrivalWaterford
CarriersIrish Rail

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

The prices for train tickets from Drogheda to Waterford 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. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Drogheda to Waterford will cost . 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.
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On average, a train ticket from Drogheda to Waterford 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 Waterford by train?

With a distance of 170.46 km between Drogheda and Waterford, it will usually take 4 hrs 17 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 17 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 Waterford is around 170.46 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 17 mins. However, the fastest routes between Drogheda and Waterford take 3 hrs 28 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.

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

The first daily departure from Drogheda to Waterford leaves at 05:54, while the last journey of the day sets out at 16:28. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Drogheda 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. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Drogheda to Waterford leaving at 05:54. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 16:28.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

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

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

How many daily journeys are there from Drogheda to Waterford?

The route from Drogheda to Waterford 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 8 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Drogheda to Waterford, 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 8 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 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 Drogheda to Waterford
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Drogheda to Waterford.

Book in advance and save

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

The cheapest Drogheda - Waterford train tickets can be found for as low as €1.37 if you’re lucky, or €5.99 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €11.65.

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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Drogheda to Waterford CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
11.93kg
Bus
12.78kg
Flight
34.09kg
Car
27.27kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Drogheda to Waterford by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Drogheda and Waterford are 11.93kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Drogheda and Waterford? By taking the train between Drogheda and Waterford you will save 22.16kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.85kg compared to a bus and 15.34kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Drogheda and Waterford by train?
Drogheda to Waterford is 170.46 km.
How long does the train between Drogheda and Waterford take?
Drogheda to Waterford is on average 4 hrs 17 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hrs 28 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Drogheda to Waterford?
Drogheda to Waterford has 8 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Drogheda to Waterford leave?
The earliest train from Drogheda to Waterford 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 Waterford depart?
The latest train from Drogheda to Waterford departs at 16:28. 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 Waterford by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Drogheda and Waterford is 3 hrs 28 mins.
Is there a direct train from Drogheda to Waterford?
Yes, there is a direct train between Drogheda and Waterford.
What are the CO2 emissions for Drogheda to Waterford by train?
The train journey from Drogheda to Waterford creates 11.93kg of CO2 emissions.

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