Trains Galway to Kilkenny: Times, Prices and Tickets

19/05/2024
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Galway to Kilkenny by train

The journey from Galway to Kilkenny by train is 139.39 km and takes 4 hrs 23 mins. There are 5 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:25 and the last at 15:05. It is possible to travel from Galway to Kilkenny by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration4 hrs 23 mins
Connection per Day5
First Departure05:25
Last Departure15:05
Distance139.39 km
DepartureGalway
ArrivalKilkenny
CarriersIrish Rail

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

On average, a train ticket from Galway to Kilkenny will cost you . However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as . 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.
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The prices for train tickets from Galway to Kilkenny 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. 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.

How much time will it take to go from Galway to Kilkenny by train?

The journey between Galway and Kilkenny by train is approximately 139.39 km. It will take you more or less 4 hrs 23 mins to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey between Galway and Kilkenny by train usually takes 4 hrs 23 mins to cover a distance of 139.39 km. The shortest journey from Galway to Kilkenny will take you 3 hrs 17 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 Kilkenny 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.

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

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Galway at 05:25, and the last departure will leave at 15:05. 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 Kilkenny 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. In general, the first departure of the night will leave Galway at 05:25, and the last departure will leave at 15:05. 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 Kilkenny 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.

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

In Galway, departure stations include . When you arrive in Kilkenny, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Kilkenny Railway 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 daily journeys are there from Galway to Kilkenny?

On average, there are 5 daily departures from Galway to Kilkenny. 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 Kilkenny. There are 5 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Galway to Kilkenny. 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 Kilkenny
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Galway to Kilkenny.

Book in advance and save

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

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 Kilkenny

The cheapest Galway - Kilkenny train tickets can be found for as low as €9.57 if you’re lucky, or €10.99 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €12.12.

Find the best day to travel to Kilkenny by train

When travelling to Kilkenny 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 Kilkenny CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
9.76kg
Bus
10.45kg
Flight
27.88kg
Car
22.3kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Galway to Kilkenny by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Galway and Kilkenny are 9.76kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Galway and Kilkenny? By taking the train between Galway and Kilkenny you will save 18.12kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.69kg compared to a bus and 12.54kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Galway and Kilkenny by train?
Galway to Kilkenny is 139.39 km.
How long does the train between Galway and Kilkenny take?
Galway to Kilkenny is on average 4 hrs 23 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hrs 17 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Galway to Kilkenny?
Galway to Kilkenny has 5 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Galway to Kilkenny leave?
The earliest train from Galway to Kilkenny 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 Kilkenny depart?
The latest train from Galway to Kilkenny departs at 15:05. 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 Kilkenny by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Galway and Kilkenny is 3 hrs 17 mins.
Is there a direct train from Galway to Kilkenny?
Yes, there is a direct train between Galway and Kilkenny.
What are the CO2 emissions for Galway to Kilkenny by train?
The train journey from Galway to Kilkenny creates 9.76kg of CO2 emissions.

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