Trains Kilkenny to Dundalk: Times, Prices and Tickets

20/04/2024
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Kilkenny to Dundalk by train

The journey from Kilkenny to Dundalk by train is 159.78 km and takes 4 hrs 8 mins. There are 5 connections per day, with the first departure at 06:35 and the last at 19:14. It is possible to travel from Kilkenny to Dundalk by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration4 hrs 8 mins
Connection per Day5
First Departure06:35
Last Departure19:14
Distance159.78 km
DepartureKilkenny
ArrivalDundalk
CarriersIrish Rail

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How much do train tickets from Kilkenny to Dundalk cost?

On average, a train ticket from Kilkenny to Dundalk 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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On average, a train ticket from Kilkenny to Dundalk will cost you . 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.

How long does it take to get from Kilkenny to Dundalk by train?

With a distance of 159.78 km between Kilkenny and Dundalk, it will usually take 4 hrs 8 mins to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 4 hrs 8 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The distance between Kilkenny and Dundalk is around 159.78 km. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 4 hrs 8 mins. However, the fastest routes between Kilkenny and Dundalk take 3 hrs 34 mins. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

When do the first and last departures from Kilkenny to Dundalk leave?

The first journey of the day departs from Kilkenny at 06:35. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 19:14. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Kilkenny and Dundalk. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Kilkenny to Dundalk leaving at 06:35. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 19:14.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.

What are the stations on the Kilkenny to Dundalk route?

In Kilkenny, departure stations include Kilkenny Railway Station. When you arrive in Dundalk, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Dundalk, Bus 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 times a day do journeys run from Kilkenny to Dundalk?

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

Book in advance and save

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

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 Kilkenny to Dundalk

The cheapest Kilkenny - Dundalk train tickets can be found for as low as €1.05 if you’re lucky, or €5.08 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €10.10.

Find the best day to travel to Dundalk by train

When travelling to Dundalk 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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Kilkenny to Dundalk CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
11.18kg
Bus
11.98kg
Flight
31.96kg
Car
25.57kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Kilkenny to Dundalk by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Kilkenny and Dundalk are 11.18kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Kilkenny and Dundalk? By taking the train between Kilkenny and Dundalk you will save 20.78kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.8kg compared to a bus and 14.39kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Kilkenny and Dundalk by train?
Kilkenny to Dundalk is 159.78 km.
How long does the train between Kilkenny and Dundalk take?
Kilkenny to Dundalk is on average 4 hrs 8 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hrs 34 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Kilkenny to Dundalk?
Kilkenny to Dundalk has 5 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Kilkenny to Dundalk leave?
The earliest train from Kilkenny to Dundalk departs at 06:35. 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 Kilkenny to Dundalk depart?
The latest train from Kilkenny to Dundalk departs at 19:14. 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 Kilkenny to Dundalk by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Kilkenny and Dundalk is 3 hrs 34 mins.
Is there a direct train from Kilkenny to Dundalk?
Yes, there is a direct train between Kilkenny and Dundalk.
What are the CO2 emissions for Kilkenny to Dundalk by train?
The train journey from Kilkenny to Dundalk creates 11.18kg of CO2 emissions.

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