Trains Dublin to Cork: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Dublin to Cork by train

The journey from Dublin to Cork by train is 219.13 km and takes 3 hrs 20 mins. There are 60 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:20 and the last at 21:00. It is possible to travel from Dublin to Cork by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration3 hrs 20 mins
Connection per Day60
First Departure05:20
Last Departure21:00
Distance219.13 km
DepartureDublin
ArrivalCork
CarriersIrish Rail

Dublin to Cork Train Times

Departure date
Saturday 15 Jun 2024

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Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Dublin to Cork. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from Dublin to Cork?

The cheapest train tickets from Dublin to Cork 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 Dublin to Cork.
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The prices for train tickets from Dublin to Cork 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 will it take me to travel from Dublin to Cork by train?

Traveling from Dublin to Cork by train will usually take 3 hrs 20 mins. This journey covers a distance of 219.13 km . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 3 hrs 20 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 from Dublin to Cork covers a distance of 219.13 km. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 3 hrs 20 mins. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 2 hrs 23 mins. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Dublin to Cork faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

What time are the departures from Dublin to Cork?

The first daily departure from Dublin to Cork leaves at 05:20, while the last journey of the day sets out at 21:00. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Dublin 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 Dublin to Cork, which usually leaves at 05:20. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 21:00. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

Which stations are used when traveling from Dublin to Cork?

In Dublin, departure stations include Dublin ,Dublin Connolly. When you arrive in Cork, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Cork, Bus Station. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many times a day do journeys run from Dublin to Cork?

The exact number of journeys from Dublin to Cork 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 60 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 Dublin to Cork. 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 Dublin to Cork varies, but in general, you can expect to find 13 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 47 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Dublin 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 Dublin to Cork
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Dublin to Cork.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Dublin 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 Dublin 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 €1.40 to €16.85 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 92% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Dublin to Cork

The cheapest Dublin - Cork train tickets can be found for as low as €2.10 if you’re lucky, or €3.51 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €5.13.

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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Dublin to Cork CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
15.34kg
Bus
16.43kg
Flight
43.83kg
Car
35.06kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Dublin to Cork by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Dublin and Cork are 15.34kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Dublin and Cork? By taking the train between Dublin and Cork you will save 28.49kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.09kg compared to a bus and 19.72kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Dublin and Cork by train?
Dublin to Cork is 219.13 km.
How long does the train between Dublin and Cork take?
Dublin to Cork is on average 3 hrs 20 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hrs 23 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Dublin to Cork?
Dublin to Cork has 60 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Dublin to Cork leave?
The earliest train from Dublin to Cork departs at 05:20. 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 Dublin to Cork depart?
The latest train from Dublin to Cork departs at 21:00. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
How many direct connections depart from Dublin to Cork?
There are on average 13 direct connection(s) from Dublin to go to Cork.
What's the fastest journey time between Dublin to Cork by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Dublin and Cork is 2 hrs 23 mins.
Is there a direct train from Dublin to Cork?
Yes, there is a direct train between Dublin and Cork.
What are the CO2 emissions for Dublin to Cork by train?
The train journey from Dublin to Cork creates 15.34kg of CO2 emissions.

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