Trains Galway to Cork: Times, Prices and Tickets

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

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 € 0.03. The average train ticket price is approximately € 10.02. 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.

Galway to Cork by train

Best price € 2.17
Journey duration 4 h 35 min
Connections per day 12
First departure 04:25
Last departure 17:50
Distance 164 km
Departure Galway
Arrival Cork
Carriers Irishrail, Irish Rail

Ticket price Galway - Cork every day

€ 11.03
€ 13.35
In 2 days
€ 6.90
In 3 days
In 4 days
In 5 days
€ 2.59
In 6 days

Route Summary by Train

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Maximum price
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Galway - Cork


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€ 6

Wednesday, October 26th 2022
Irish Rail-logo
Galway (Ceannt) - Cork (Kent)
15:05 - 19:32
Irish Rail
4h 27min
2 changes
CO2: 0.47kg

How long does it take to get from Galway to Cork by train?

In order to get from Galway to Cork faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Galway and Cork will complete the journey in 3 h 40 min. On average, it will take you about 4 h 35 min to travel the 164 km between Galway and Cork.

What time are the first and last departures from Galway to Cork?

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 Cork 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.

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

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 Cork (Kent) 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 times a day do journeys run from Galway to Cork?

You will be able to travel from Galway to Cork using companies such as Irishrail and Irish Rail. Combined, these providers offer an average of 12 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 14 departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Galway to Cork 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, direct connections from Galway to Cork each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 12 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.


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