Trains Dublin to Dundalk: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Dublin to Dundalk by train

The journey from Dublin to Dundalk by train is 75.06 km and takes 1 hr 30 mins. There are 68 connections per day, with the first departure at 07:00 and the last at 23:47. It is possible to travel from Dublin to Dundalk by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration1 hr 30 mins
Connection per Day68
First Departure07:00
Last Departure23:47
Distance75.06 km
DepartureDublin
ArrivalDundalk
CarriersIrish Rail

Dublin to Dundalk Train Times

Departure date
Saturday 15 Jun 2024

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How much will I pay for train tickets from Dublin to Dundalk?

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

How long will it take me to travel from Dublin to Dundalk by train?

The journey between Dublin and Dundalk by train is approximately 75.06 km. It will take you more or less 1 hr 30 mins to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The distance between Dublin and Dundalk is around 75.06 km. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 1 hr 30 mins. However, the fastest routes between Dublin and Dundalk take 0 hrs 54 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.

When do departures from Dublin to Dundalk leave?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Dublin at 07:00, and the last departure will leave at 23:47. 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 Dublin to Dundalk 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. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Dublin to Dundalk, which usually leaves at 07:00. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 23:47. 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 Dundalk?

You can depart from Dublin at stations such as Dublin Connolly,Dublin . At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Dundalk at the following stations: Dundalk, Bus Station. Some of these stations may only be served by particular travel providers. Because of this, there may not be a direct connection between all the stations in Dublin and Dundalk. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

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

The exact number of journeys from Dublin to Dundalk 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 68 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 Dundalk. 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 Dundalk varies, but in general, you can expect to find 29 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 39 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Dublin to Dundalk. 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 Dundalk
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Dublin to Dundalk.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Dublin to Dundalk, 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 Dundalk.

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 €12.65 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 Dundalk

The cheapest Dublin - Dundalk train tickets can be found for as low as €1.70 if you’re lucky, or €4.10 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €12.65.

Find the best day to travel to Dundalk by train

When travelling to Dundalk 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 Dundalk CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
5.25kg
Bus
5.63kg
Flight
15.01kg
Car
12.01kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Dublin to Dundalk by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Dublin and Dundalk are 5.25kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Dublin and Dundalk? By taking the train between Dublin and Dundalk you will save 9.76kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.38kg compared to a bus and 6.76kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Dublin and Dundalk by train?
Dublin to Dundalk is 75.06 km.
How long does the train between Dublin and Dundalk take?
Dublin to Dundalk is on average 1 hr 30 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hrs 54 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Dublin to Dundalk?
Dublin to Dundalk has 68 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Dublin to Dundalk leave?
The earliest train from Dublin to Dundalk departs at 07:00. 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 Dundalk depart?
The latest train from Dublin to Dundalk departs at 23:47. 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 Dundalk?
There are on average 29 direct connection(s) from Dublin to go to Dundalk.
What's the fastest journey time between Dublin to Dundalk by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Dublin and Dundalk is 0 hrs 54 mins.
Is there a direct train from Dublin to Dundalk?
Yes, there is a direct train between Dublin and Dundalk.
What are the CO2 emissions for Dublin to Dundalk by train?
The train journey from Dublin to Dundalk creates 5.25kg of CO2 emissions.

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