Trains Galway to Limerick: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Galway to Limerick by train

The journey from Galway to Limerick by train is 78.6 km and takes 2 hrs 47 mins. There are 8 connections per day, with the first departure at 06:15 and the last at 18:45. It is possible to travel from Galway to Limerick by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration2 hrs 47 mins
Connection per Day8
First Departure06:15
Last Departure18:45
Distance78.6 km
DepartureGalway
ArrivalLimerick
CarriersIrish Rail

Galway to Limerick Train Times

Departure date
Saturday 15 Jun 2024

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

When you're traveling from Galway to Limerick, you can expect to pay an average of approximately . You might be able to find prices as low as , but it all depends on how you travel. 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.
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On average, you can expect to spend around for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Galway to Limerick.

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

The journey between Galway and Limerick by train is approximately 78.6 km. It will take you more or less 2 hrs 47 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 from Galway to Limerick covers a distance of 78.6 km. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 2 hrs 47 mins. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 1 hr 57 mins. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Galway to Limerick faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do departures from Galway to Limerick leave?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Galway to Limerick leaving at 06:15. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 18:45.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. The first departure of the night from Galway to Limerick leaves at 06:15, while the last journey sets out at 18:45. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Galway and Limerick. 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.

What are the stations on the Galway to Limerick route?

You can depart from Galway at stations such as . At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Limerick at the following stations: Limerick, Dublin Rd (Hurler's Pub),Limerick Bus Station. Some of these stations may only be served by particular travel providers. Because of this, there may not be a direct connection between all the stations in Galway and Limerick. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many daily journeys are there from Galway to Limerick?

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

Book in advance and save

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

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 €1.68 to €4.72 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 64% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Galway to Limerick

The cheapest Galway - Limerick train tickets can be found for as low as €1.83 if you’re lucky, or €2.53 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €3.07.

Find the best day to travel to Limerick by train

When travelling to Limerick 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 Limerick CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
5.5kg
Bus
5.89kg
Flight
15.72kg
Car
12.58kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Galway to Limerick by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Galway and Limerick are 5.5kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Galway and Limerick? By taking the train between Galway and Limerick you will save 10.22kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.39kg compared to a bus and 7.08kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Galway and Limerick by train?
Galway to Limerick is 78.6 km.
How long does the train between Galway and Limerick take?
Galway to Limerick is on average 2 hrs 47 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 57 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Galway to Limerick?
Galway to Limerick has 8 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Galway to Limerick leave?
The earliest train from Galway to Limerick departs at 06:15. 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 Limerick depart?
The latest train from Galway to Limerick departs at 18:45. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
How many direct connections depart from Galway to Limerick?
There are on average 4 direct connection(s) from Galway to go to Limerick.
What's the fastest journey time between Galway to Limerick by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Galway and Limerick is 1 hr 57 mins.
Is there a direct train from Galway to Limerick?
Yes, there is a direct train between Galway and Limerick.
What are the CO2 emissions for Galway to Limerick by train?
The train journey from Galway to Limerick creates 5.5kg of CO2 emissions.

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