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Dublin to Sligo by train

The journey from Dublin to Sligo by train is 179.38 km and takes 3 hrs 34 mins. There are 33 connections per day, with the first departure at 06:20 and the last at 19:15. It is possible to travel from Dublin to Sligo by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration3 hrs 34 mins
Connection per Day33
First Departure06:20
Last Departure19:15
Distance179.38 km
CarriersIrish Rail

Dublin to Sligo 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 Sligo?

On average, a train ticket from Dublin to Sligo will cost you . However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as . 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.
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When you're traveling from Dublin to Sligo, 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 is the journey from Dublin to Sligo by train?

The average journey time is 3 hrs 34 mins. This is how long it takes to cross the 179.38 km from Dublin to Sligo. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Dublin to Sligo to take longer than 3 hrs 34 mins. The distance between Dublin and Sligo is around 179.38 km. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 3 hrs 34 mins. However, the fastest routes between Dublin and Sligo take 3 hrs 3 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 the first and last departures from Dublin to Sligo leave?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Dublin at 06:20, and the last departure will leave at 19:15. 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 Sligo 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. The first departure of the night from Dublin to Sligo leaves at 06:20, while the last journey sets out at 19:15. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Dublin and Sligo. 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.

Which stations can I use on the Dublin to Sligo route?

You will be able to leave Dublin by using stations such as Dublin Connolly,Dublin . These connect you to stations including Sligo, Bus Station in Sligo. 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 Dublin or in Sligo, for your convenience while traveling.

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

The route from Dublin to Sligo 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 Dublin 33 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Dublin to Sligo, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 7 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 26 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 Dublin to Sligo. 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 Sligo
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Dublin to Sligo.

Book in advance and save

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

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 €14.79 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 91% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Dublin to Sligo

The cheapest Dublin - Sligo train tickets can be found for as low as €2.76 if you’re lucky, or €4.76 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €9.25.

Find the best day to travel to Sligo by train

When travelling to Sligo 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 Sligo CO2 Emissions by Train

What are the CO2 emissions from Dublin to Sligo by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Dublin and Sligo are 12.56kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Dublin and Sligo? By taking the train between Dublin and Sligo you will save 23.32kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.89kg compared to a bus and 16.14kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Dublin and Sligo by train?
Dublin to Sligo is 179.38 km.
How long does the train between Dublin and Sligo take?
Dublin to Sligo is on average 3 hrs 34 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hrs 3 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Dublin to Sligo?
Dublin to Sligo has 33 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Dublin to Sligo leave?
The earliest train from Dublin to Sligo departs at 06:20. 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 Sligo depart?
The latest train from Dublin to Sligo departs at 19:15. 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 Sligo?
There are on average 7 direct connection(s) from Dublin to go to Sligo.
What's the fastest journey time between Dublin to Sligo by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Dublin and Sligo is 3 hrs 3 mins.
Is there a direct train from Dublin to Sligo?
Yes, there is a direct train between Dublin and Sligo.
What are the CO2 emissions for Dublin to Sligo by train?
The train journey from Dublin to Sligo creates 12.56kg of CO2 emissions.

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