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Best price 0.01 €
Journey duration 3 h 23 min
Connections per day 62
First departure 06:20
Last departure 22:00
Distance 219 km

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

When you're traveling from Dublin to Cork, you can expect to pay an average of approximately 3.14 €. You might be able to find prices as low as 0.01 €, 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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Trains from Dublin to Cork

How long is the journey from Dublin to Cork by train?

In order to get from Dublin to Cork 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 Dublin and Cork will complete the journey in 2 h 20 min. On average, it will take you about 3 h 27 min to travel the 219 between Dublin and Cork.

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

The first journey of the day departs from Dublin at 06:20. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 22:00. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Dublin and Cork. 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 Dublin to Cork route?

In Dublin, departure stations include Dublin Heuston, Dublin Connolly, Dublin Pearse and Tara Street. When you arrive in Cork, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Cork (Kent). 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 daily journeys are there from Dublin to Cork?

The route from Dublin to Cork is served by providers including Irishrail and Irish Rail. From this list of transport providers, there are up to 108 departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Dublin 60 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Dublin 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 13.5 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 46.5 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.