Trains Dundalk to Carlow: Times, Prices and Tickets

15/06/2024
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Dundalk to Carlow by train

The journey from Dundalk to Carlow by train is 133.39 km and takes 3 hrs 38 mins. There are 6 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:30 and the last at 17:22. It is possible to travel from Dundalk to Carlow by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration3 hrs 38 mins
Connection per Day6
First Departure05:30
Last Departure17:22
Distance133.39 km
DepartureDundalk
ArrivalCarlow
CarriersIrish Rail

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How much does it cost to get from Dundalk to Carlow by train?

The prices for train tickets from Dundalk to Carlow 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. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Dundalk to Carlow will cost . 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.
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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 Dundalk to Carlow.

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

Traveling from Dundalk to Carlow by train will usually take 3 hrs 38 mins. This journey covers a distance of 133.39 km . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 3 hrs 38 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 distance between Dundalk and Carlow is around 133.39 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 38 mins. However, the fastest routes between Dundalk and Carlow take 2 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 the first and last departures from Dundalk to Carlow leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Dundalk to Carlow, which usually leaves at 05:30. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 17:22. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. The first departure of the night from Dundalk to Carlow leaves at 05:30, while the last journey sets out at 17:22. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Dundalk and Carlow. 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 to travel from Dundalk to Carlow?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Dundalk from the following stations: Dundalk, Bus Station. Arriving at Carlow, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Carlow(IE). Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Carlow.

How many times a day do departures from Dundalk leave for Carlow?

On average, there are 6 daily departures from Dundalk to Carlow. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 0 departures from Dundalk which travel directly to Carlow. There are 6 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Dundalk to Carlow. 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 Dundalk to Carlow
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Dundalk to Carlow.

Book in advance and save

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

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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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Dundalk to Carlow

The cheapest Dundalk - Carlow train tickets can be found for as low as €1.40 if you’re lucky, or €5.30 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €11.29.

Find the best day to travel to Carlow by train

When travelling to Carlow 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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Dundalk to Carlow CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
9.34kg
Bus
10kg
Flight
26.68kg
Car
21.34kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Dundalk to Carlow by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Dundalk and Carlow are 9.34kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Dundalk and Carlow? By taking the train between Dundalk and Carlow you will save 17.34kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.66kg compared to a bus and 12kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Dundalk and Carlow by train?
Dundalk to Carlow is 133.39 km.
How long does the train between Dundalk and Carlow take?
Dundalk to Carlow is on average 3 hrs 38 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hrs 54 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Dundalk to Carlow?
Dundalk to Carlow has 6 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Dundalk to Carlow leave?
The earliest train from Dundalk to Carlow departs at 05:30. 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 Dundalk to Carlow depart?
The latest train from Dundalk to Carlow departs at 17:22. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What's the fastest journey time between Dundalk to Carlow by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Dundalk and Carlow is 2 hrs 54 mins.
Is there a direct train from Dundalk to Carlow?
Yes, there is a direct train between Dundalk and Carlow.
What are the CO2 emissions for Dundalk to Carlow by train?
The train journey from Dundalk to Carlow creates 9.34kg of CO2 emissions.

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