Trains Galway to Waterford: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Galway to Waterford by train

The journey from Galway to Waterford by train is 174.55 km and takes 5 hrs 10 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 Waterford by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration5 hrs 10 mins
Connection per Day5
First Departure05:25
Last Departure15:05
Distance174.55 km
DepartureGalway
ArrivalWaterford
CarriersIrish Rail

Galway to Waterford Train Times

Departure date
Friday 19 Jul 2024

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

The prices for train tickets from Galway to Waterford 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 Waterford 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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The prices for train tickets from Galway to Waterford 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 long does the journey from Galway to Waterford take by train?

Traveling from Galway to Waterford by train will usually take 5 hrs 10 mins. This journey covers a distance of 174.55 km . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 5 hrs 10 mins is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The journey between Galway and Waterford by train usually takes 5 hrs 10 mins to cover a distance of 174.55 km. The shortest journey from Galway to Waterford will take you 3 hrs 59 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 Waterford 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 departures from Galway to Waterford?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Galway to Waterford leaving at 05:25. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 15:05.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 Waterford leaves at 05:25, while the last journey sets out at 15:05. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Galway and Waterford. 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 Waterford route?

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

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

The exact number of journeys from Galway to Waterford 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 5 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to 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 Waterford. 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 Waterford varies, but in general, you can expect to find 0 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 5 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Galway to Waterford. 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 Waterford
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Galway to Waterford.

Book in advance and save

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

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 €0.26 to €17.14 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 98% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Galway to Waterford

The cheapest Galway - Waterford train tickets can be found for as low as €4.46 if you’re lucky, or €6.75 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €10.26.

Find the best day to travel to Waterford by train

When travelling to Waterford 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 Waterford CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
12.22kg
Bus
13.09kg
Flight
34.91kg
Car
27.93kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Galway to Waterford by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Galway and Waterford are 12.22kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Galway and Waterford? By taking the train between Galway and Waterford you will save 22.69kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.87kg compared to a bus and 15.71kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Galway and Waterford by train?
Galway to Waterford is 174.55 km.
How long does the train between Galway and Waterford take?
Galway to Waterford is on average 5 hrs 10 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hrs 59 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Galway to Waterford?
Galway to Waterford has 5 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Galway to Waterford leave?
The earliest train from Galway to Waterford 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 Waterford depart?
The latest train from Galway to Waterford 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 Waterford by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Galway and Waterford is 3 hrs 59 mins.
Is there a direct train from Galway to Waterford?
Yes, there is a direct train between Galway and Waterford.
What are the CO2 emissions for Galway to Waterford by train?
The train journey from Galway to Waterford creates 12.22kg of CO2 emissions.

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