Trains Galway to Drogheda: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Galway to Drogheda by train

The journey from Galway to Drogheda by train is 180.67 km and takes 4 hrs 46 mins. There are 8 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:25 and the last at 19:20. It is possible to travel from Galway to Drogheda by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration4 hrs 46 mins
Connection per Day8
First Departure05:25
Last Departure19:20
Distance180.67 km
DepartureGalway
ArrivalDrogheda
CarriersIrish Rail

Galway to Drogheda Train Times

Departure date
Saturday 15 Jun 2024

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

The prices for train tickets from Galway to Drogheda 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 Drogheda 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 Drogheda, 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 Drogheda by train?

The average journey time is 4 hrs 46 mins. This is how long it takes to cross the 180.67 km from Galway to Drogheda. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Galway to Drogheda to take longer than 4 hrs 46 mins. The journey between Galway and Drogheda runs for about 180.67 km and usually takes approximately 4 hrs 46 mins. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 4 hrs 8 mins. If you are trying to get from Galway to Drogheda as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

When do departures from Galway to Drogheda leave?

The first daily departure from Galway to Drogheda leaves at 05:25, while the last journey of the day sets out at 19:20. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Galway and Drogheda. 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 want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Galway to Drogheda, which usually leaves at 05:25. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 19:20. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

When traveling from Galway to Drogheda by train, which stations can I use?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Galway and Drogheda. You can start your journey in Galway at stations such as . These connect to stations including Drogheda MacBride in Drogheda. 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 Drogheda.

How many journeys from Galway to Drogheda take place each day?

On average, there are 8 daily departures from Galway to Drogheda. 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 Drogheda. There are 8 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Galway to Drogheda. 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 Drogheda
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Galway to Drogheda.

Book in advance and save

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

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 Drogheda

The cheapest Galway - Drogheda train tickets can be found for as low as €0.80 if you’re lucky, or €5.50 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €21.69.

Find the best day to travel to Drogheda by train

When travelling to Drogheda 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 Drogheda CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
12.65kg
Bus
13.55kg
Flight
36.13kg
Car
28.91kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Galway to Drogheda by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Galway and Drogheda are 12.65kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Galway and Drogheda? By taking the train between Galway and Drogheda you will save 23.48kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.9kg compared to a bus and 16.26kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Galway and Drogheda by train?
Galway to Drogheda is 180.67 km.
How long does the train between Galway and Drogheda take?
Galway to Drogheda is on average 4 hrs 46 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hrs 8 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Galway to Drogheda?
Galway to Drogheda has 8 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Galway to Drogheda leave?
The earliest train from Galway to Drogheda 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 Drogheda depart?
The latest train from Galway to Drogheda departs at 19:20. 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 Drogheda by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Galway and Drogheda is 4 hrs 8 mins.
Is there a direct train from Galway to Drogheda?
Yes, there is a direct train between Galway and Drogheda.
What are the CO2 emissions for Galway to Drogheda by train?
The train journey from Galway to Drogheda creates 12.65kg of CO2 emissions.

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