Trains Galway to Carlow: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Galway to Carlow by train

The journey from Galway to Carlow by train is 149.1 km and takes 3 hrs 49 mins. There are 6 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:25 and the last at 17:20. It is possible to travel from Galway to Carlow by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration3 hrs 49 mins
Connection per Day6
First Departure05:25
Last Departure17:20
Distance149.1 km
DepartureGalway
ArrivalCarlow
CarriersIrish Rail

Galway to Carlow Train Times

Departure date
Sunday 19 May 2024

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How much do train tickets from Galway to Carlow cost?

The prices for train tickets from Galway 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 Galway 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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When you're traveling from Galway to Carlow, 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 much time will it take to go from Galway to Carlow by train?

The distance between Galway and Carlow is approximately 149.1 km. In general, it will take you about 3 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. The journey from Galway to Carlow covers a distance of 149.1 km. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 3 hrs 49 mins. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 2 hrs 46 mins. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Galway to Carlow faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do the first and last departures from Galway to Carlow leave?

The first journey of the day departs from Galway at 05:25. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 17:20. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Galway and Carlow. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. The first journey of the night departs from Galway at 05:25. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 17:20. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Galway and Carlow. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

What are the stations on the Galway to Carlow route?

In Galway, departure stations include . When you arrive in Carlow, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Carlow(IE). Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many journeys from Galway to Carlow are there every day?

The exact number of journeys from Galway to Carlow 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 6 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 Galway to Carlow. 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 Galway to Carlow varies, but in general, you can expect to find 0 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 6 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Galway 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 Galway to Carlow
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Galway to Carlow.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Galway 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 Galway 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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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 €4.89 to €18.28 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 73% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Galway to Carlow

The cheapest Galway - Carlow train tickets can be found for as low as €6.49 if you’re lucky, or €9.12 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €12.02.

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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Galway to Carlow CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
10.44kg
Bus
11.18kg
Flight
29.82kg
Car
23.86kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Galway to Carlow by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Galway and Carlow are 10.44kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Galway and Carlow? By taking the train between Galway and Carlow you will save 19.38kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.74kg compared to a bus and 13.42kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Galway and Carlow by train?
Galway to Carlow is 149.1 km.
How long does the train between Galway and Carlow take?
Galway to Carlow is on average 3 hrs 49 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hrs 46 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Galway to Carlow?
Galway to Carlow has 6 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Galway to Carlow leave?
The earliest train from Galway to Carlow 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 Carlow depart?
The latest train from Galway to Carlow departs at 17:20. 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 Carlow by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Galway and Carlow is 2 hrs 46 mins.
Is there a direct train from Galway to Carlow?
Yes, there is a direct train between Galway and Carlow.
What are the CO2 emissions for Galway to Carlow by train?
The train journey from Galway to Carlow creates 10.44kg of CO2 emissions.

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