Trains Limerick to Cork: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Limerick to Cork by train

The journey from Limerick to Cork by train is 86.05 km and takes 1 hr 48 mins. There are 13 connections per day, with the first departure at 06:55 and the last at 21:00. It is possible to travel from Limerick to Cork by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration1 hr 48 mins
Connection per Day13
First Departure06:55
Last Departure21:00
Distance86.05 km
DepartureLimerick
ArrivalCork
CarriersIrish Rail

Limerick to Cork Train Times

Departure date
Saturday 25 May 2024

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How much will I pay for train tickets from Limerick to Cork?

Prices will vary when you travel from Limerick to Cork. On average, though, you'll pay about for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as , but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.
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The prices for train tickets from Limerick to Cork 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 is the journey from Limerick to Cork by train?

With a distance of 86.05 km between Limerick and Cork, it will usually take 1 hr 48 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 1 hr 48 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey between Limerick and Cork by train usually takes 1 hr 48 mins to cover a distance of 86.05 km. The shortest journey from Limerick to Cork will take you 1 hr 35 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 Cork 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.

When do departures from Limerick to Cork leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Limerick to Cork, which usually leaves at 06:55. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 21:00. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Limerick to Cork leaving at 06:55. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 21:00.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.

When traveling from Limerick to Cork by train, which stations can I use?

You can depart from Limerick at stations such as Limerick Bus Station,Limerick, Dublin Rd (Hurler's Pub). At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Cork at the following stations: Cork, 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 Limerick and Cork. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many times a day do departures from Limerick leave for Cork?

If you want to get from Limerick to Cork, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 13 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 0 direct journeys between Limerick and Cork. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 13 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Limerick to Cork. 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 Limerick to Cork
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Limerick to Cork.

Book in advance and save

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

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 €3.43 to €7.32 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 53% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Limerick to Cork

The cheapest Limerick - Cork train tickets can be found for as low as €3.68 if you’re lucky, or €4.68 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €6.15.

Find the best day to travel to Cork by train

When travelling to Cork 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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Limerick to Cork CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
6.02kg
Bus
6.45kg
Flight
17.21kg
Car
13.77kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Limerick to Cork by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Limerick and Cork are 6.02kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Limerick and Cork? By taking the train between Limerick and Cork you will save 11.19kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.43kg compared to a bus and 7.75kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Limerick and Cork by train?
Limerick to Cork is 86.05 km.
How long does the train between Limerick and Cork take?
Limerick to Cork is on average 1 hr 48 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 35 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Limerick to Cork?
Limerick to Cork has 13 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Limerick to Cork leave?
The earliest train from Limerick to Cork departs at 06:55. 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 Limerick to Cork depart?
The latest train from Limerick to Cork departs at 21:00. 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 Limerick to Cork by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Limerick and Cork is 1 hr 35 mins.
Is there a direct train from Limerick to Cork?
Yes, there is a direct train between Limerick and Cork.
What are the CO2 emissions for Limerick to Cork by train?
The train journey from Limerick to Cork creates 6.02kg of CO2 emissions.

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