Trains Dublin to Limerick: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Dublin to Limerick by train

The journey from Dublin to Limerick by train is 175.59 km and takes 2 hrs 49 mins. There are 60 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:20 and the last at 21:10. It is possible to travel from Dublin to Limerick by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration2 hrs 49 mins
Connection per Day60
First Departure05:20
Last Departure21:10
Distance175.59 km
DepartureDublin
ArrivalLimerick
CarriersIrish Rail

Dublin to Limerick Train Times

Departure date
Saturday 15 Jun 2024

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

When you're traveling from Dublin to Limerick, 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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When you're traveling from Dublin to Limerick, you can expect to pay an average of approximately . 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.

How long does the journey from Dublin to Limerick take by train?

The distance between Dublin and Limerick is approximately 175.59 km. In general, it will take you about 2 hrs 49 mins to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. In order to get from Dublin to Limerick 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 Limerick will complete the journey in 1 hr 58 mins. On average, it will take you about 2 hrs 49 mins to travel the 175.59 km between Dublin and Limerick.

What time are the departures from Dublin to Limerick?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Dublin to Limerick leaving at 05:20. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 21:10.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. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Dublin to Limerick leaving at 05:20. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 21:10.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 to travel from Dublin to Limerick?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Dublin and Limerick. You can start your journey in Dublin at stations such as Dublin ,Dublin Connolly. These connect to stations including Limerick, Dublin Rd (Hurler's Pub),Limerick Bus Station in Limerick. 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 Dublin to Limerick.

How many times a day do departures from Dublin leave for Limerick?

The exact number of journeys from Dublin to Limerick 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 Limerick. 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 Limerick varies, but in general, you can expect to find 4 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 56 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Dublin to Limerick. 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 Limerick
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Dublin to Limerick.

Book in advance and save

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

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 €12.67 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 Limerick

The cheapest Dublin - Limerick train tickets can be found for as low as €1.55 if you’re lucky, or €3.70 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €7.38.

Find the best day to travel to Limerick by train

When travelling to Limerick 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 Limerick CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
12.29kg
Bus
13.17kg
Flight
35.12kg
Car
28.09kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Dublin to Limerick by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Dublin and Limerick are 12.29kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Dublin and Limerick? By taking the train between Dublin and Limerick you will save 22.83kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.88kg compared to a bus and 15.8kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Dublin and Limerick by train?
Dublin to Limerick is 175.59 km.
How long does the train between Dublin and Limerick take?
Dublin to Limerick is on average 2 hrs 49 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 58 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Dublin to Limerick?
Dublin to Limerick has 60 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Dublin to Limerick leave?
The earliest train from Dublin to Limerick 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 Limerick depart?
The latest train from Dublin to Limerick departs at 21:10. 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 Limerick?
There are on average 4 direct connection(s) from Dublin to go to Limerick.
What's the fastest journey time between Dublin to Limerick by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Dublin and Limerick is 1 hr 58 mins.
Is there a direct train from Dublin to Limerick?
Yes, there is a direct train between Dublin and Limerick.
What are the CO2 emissions for Dublin to Limerick by train?
The train journey from Dublin to Limerick creates 12.29kg of CO2 emissions.

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