Trains Galway to Cobh: Times, Prices and Tickets

Galway to Cobh by train

The journey from Galway to Cobh by train is 171.02 km and takes 5 hrs 30 mins. There are 11 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:25 and the last at 17:50. It is possible to travel from Galway to Cobh by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration5 hrs 30 mins
Connection per Day11
First Departure05:25
Last Departure17:50
Distance171.02 km
DepartureGalway
ArrivalCobh
CarriersIrish Rail

Traveling from Galway to Cobh with Virail

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How much do train tickets from Galway to Cobh cost?

Prices will vary when you travel from Galway to Cobh. On average, though, you'll pay about for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as , but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.
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When you're traveling from Galway to Cobh, 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 it take to get from Galway to Cobh by train?

The distance between Galway and Cobh is approximately 171.02 km. In general, it will take you about 5 hrs 30 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 between Galway and Cobh by train usually takes 5 hrs 30 mins to cover a distance of 171.02 km. The shortest journey from Galway to Cobh will take you 4 hrs 36 mins. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Cobh quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

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

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Galway at 05:25, and the last departure will leave at 17:50. 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 Cobh 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 prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Galway to Cobh leaving at 05:25. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 17:50.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.

What are the stations on the Galway to Cobh route?

You will be able to leave Galway by using stations such as . These connect you to stations including in Cobh. 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 Galway or in Cobh, for your convenience while traveling.

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

The exact number of journeys from Galway to Cobh 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 11 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 Cobh. 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 Cobh 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, 11 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Galway to Cobh. 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 Cobh
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Galway to Cobh.

Book in advance and save

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

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 Galway to Cobh

The cheapest Galway - Cobh train tickets can be found for as low as €2.22 if you’re lucky, or €4.50 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €9.27.

Find the best day to travel to Cobh by train

When travelling to Cobh 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 Cobh CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
11.97kg
Bus
12.83kg
Flight
34.2kg
Car
27.36kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Galway to Cobh by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Galway and Cobh are 11.97kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Galway and Cobh? By taking the train between Galway and Cobh you will save 22.23kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.86kg compared to a bus and 15.39kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Galway and Cobh by train?
Galway to Cobh is 171.02 km.
How long does the train between Galway and Cobh take?
Galway to Cobh is on average 5 hrs 30 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hrs 36 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Galway to Cobh?
Galway to Cobh has 11 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Galway to Cobh leave?
The earliest train from Galway to Cobh 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 Cobh depart?
The latest train from Galway to Cobh departs at 17:50. 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 Cobh by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Galway and Cobh is 4 hrs 36 mins.
Is there a direct train from Galway to Cobh?
Yes, there is a direct train between Galway and Cobh.
What are the CO2 emissions for Galway to Cobh by train?
The train journey from Galway to Cobh creates 11.97kg of CO2 emissions.

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