Trains Galway to Ballina: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Galway to Ballina by train

The journey from Galway to Ballina by train is 87.89 km and takes 3 hrs 54 mins. There are 5 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:25 and the last at 19:20. It is possible to travel from Galway to Ballina by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration3 hrs 54 mins
Connection per Day5
First Departure05:25
Last Departure19:20
Distance87.89 km
DepartureGalway
ArrivalBallina
CarriersIrish Rail

Galway to Ballina Train Times

Departure date
Saturday 15 Jun 2024

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How much does it cost to get from Galway to Ballina by train?

When you're traveling from Galway to Ballina, 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 Galway to Ballina.

How much time will it take to go from Galway to Ballina by train?

With a distance of 87.89 km between Galway and Ballina, it will usually take 3 hrs 54 mins to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 3 hrs 54 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey between Galway and Ballina runs for about 87.89 km and usually takes approximately 3 hrs 54 mins. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 2 hrs 57 mins. If you are trying to get from Galway to Ballina as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

At what time of the day can I travel from Galway to Ballina?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Galway at 05:25, and the last departure will leave at 19:20. 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 Galway to Ballina 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 Galway to Ballina, which usually leaves at 05:25. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 19:20. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

Which stations can I use to travel from Galway to Ballina?

You can depart from Galway at stations such as . At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Ballina at the following stations: Ballina, 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 Galway and Ballina. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many times a day do departures from Galway leave for Ballina?

You will be able to travel from Galway to Ballina using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 5 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Galway to Ballina using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 0 direct connections from Galway to Ballina each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 5 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Galway to Ballina. 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 Galway to Ballina
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Galway to Ballina.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Galway to Ballina, 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 Galway to Ballina.

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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The cheapest Galway - Ballina train tickets can be found for as low as €3.75 if you’re lucky, or €5.61 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €9.62.

Find the best day to travel to Ballina by train

When travelling to Ballina 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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Galway to Ballina CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
6.15kg
Bus
6.59kg
Flight
17.58kg
Car
14.06kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Galway to Ballina by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Galway and Ballina are 6.15kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Galway and Ballina? By taking the train between Galway and Ballina you will save 11.43kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.44kg compared to a bus and 7.91kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Galway and Ballina by train?
Galway to Ballina is 87.89 km.
How long does the train between Galway and Ballina take?
Galway to Ballina is on average 3 hrs 54 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hrs 57 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Galway to Ballina?
Galway to Ballina has 5 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Galway to Ballina leave?
The earliest train from Galway to Ballina departs at 05:25. 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 Galway to Ballina depart?
The latest train from Galway to Ballina departs at 19:20. 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 Galway to Ballina by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Galway and Ballina is 2 hrs 57 mins.
Is there a direct train from Galway to Ballina?
Yes, there is a direct train between Galway and Ballina.
What are the CO2 emissions for Galway to Ballina by train?
The train journey from Galway to Ballina creates 6.15kg of CO2 emissions.

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