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Best price 15.99 €
Journey duration 1 h 54 min
Connections per day 9
First departure 06:30
Last departure 20:20
Distance 164 km

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

The prices for train tickets from Galway to Cork 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 Cork will cost 3.27 €. The average train ticket price is approximately 18.02 €. 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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Trains from Galway to Cork

How long is the journey from Galway to Cork by train?

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

The first journey of the day departs from Galway at 06:30. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 20:20. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Galway and Cork. 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 Cork route?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Galway and Cork. You can start your journey in Galway at stations such as Galway (Ceannt). These connect to stations including Portarlington in Cork. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Galway to Cork.

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

The exact number of journeys from Galway to Cork 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 9 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including irishrail and irish_rail. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 10 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 Cork. 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 Cork varies, but in general, you can expect to find 8 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 1 journeys with one change or more.