Trains Galway to Cork: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Galway to Cork by train

The journey from Galway to Cork by train is 163.83 km and takes 4 hrs 40 mins. There are 13 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:25 and the last at 17:50. It is possible to travel from Galway to Cork by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration4 hrs 40 mins
Connection per Day13
First Departure05:25
Last Departure17:50
Distance163.83 km
DepartureGalway
ArrivalCork
CarriersIrish Rail

Galway to Cork Train Times

Departure date
Saturday 15 Jun 2024

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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Galway to Cork?

Prices will vary when you travel from Galway to Cork. 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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On average, a train ticket from Galway to Cork will cost you . 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.

How long does the journey from Galway to Cork take by train?

The distance between Galway and Cork is approximately 163.83 km. In general, it will take you about 4 hrs 40 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 Cork by train usually takes 4 hrs 40 mins to cover a distance of 163.83 km. The shortest journey from Galway to Cork will take you 3 hrs 47 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 Cork 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.

When do departures from Galway to Cork leave?

The first daily departure from Galway to Cork leaves at 05:25, while the last journey of the day sets out at 17:50. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Galway and Cork. 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. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Galway to Cork 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.

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

In Galway, departure stations include . When you arrive in Cork, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Cork, Bus Station. 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 Cork are there every day?

On average, there are 13 daily departures from Galway to Cork. 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 Galway which travel directly to Cork. There are 13 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Galway to Cork. 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 Cork
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Galway to Cork.

Book in advance and save

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

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 €2.17 to €9.01 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 76% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Galway to Cork

The cheapest Galway - Cork train tickets can be found for as low as €2.59 if you’re lucky, or €4.25 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €6.00.

Find the best day to travel to Cork by train

When travelling to Cork 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 Cork CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
11.47kg
Bus
12.29kg
Flight
32.77kg
Car
26.21kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Galway to Cork by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Galway and Cork are 11.47kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Galway and Cork? By taking the train between Galway and Cork you will save 21.3kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.82kg compared to a bus and 14.74kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Galway and Cork by train?
Galway to Cork is 163.83 km.
How long does the train between Galway and Cork take?
Galway to Cork is on average 4 hrs 40 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hrs 47 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Galway to Cork?
Galway to Cork has 13 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Galway to Cork leave?
The earliest train from Galway to Cork 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 Cork depart?
The latest train from Galway to Cork 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 Cork by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Galway and Cork is 3 hrs 47 mins.
Is there a direct train from Galway to Cork?
Yes, there is a direct train between Galway and Cork.
What are the CO2 emissions for Galway to Cork by train?
The train journey from Galway to Cork creates 11.47kg of CO2 emissions.

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