Trains Limerick to Dundalk: Times, Prices and Tickets

Limerick to Dundalk by train

The journey from Limerick to Dundalk by train is 208.81 km and takes 4 hrs 36 mins. There are 11 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:25 and the last at 21:00. It is possible to travel from Limerick to Dundalk by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration4 hrs 36 mins
Connection per Day11
First Departure05:25
Last Departure21:00
Distance208.81 km
DepartureLimerick
ArrivalDundalk
CarriersIrish Rail

Limerick to Dundalk Train Times

Departure date
Thursday 29 Feb 2024

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

The prices for train tickets from Limerick to Dundalk 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 Limerick to Dundalk 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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When you're traveling from Limerick to Dundalk, you can expect to pay an average of approximately . 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.

How long is the journey from Limerick to Dundalk by train?

With a distance of 208.81 km between Limerick and Dundalk, it will usually take 4 hrs 36 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 36 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 Dundalk runs for about 208.81 km and usually takes approximately 4 hrs 36 mins. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 3 hrs 56 mins. If you are trying to get from Limerick to Dundalk as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

At what time of the day can I travel from Limerick to Dundalk?

The first daily departure from Limerick to Dundalk leaves at 05:25, while the last journey of the day sets out at 21:00. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Limerick and Dundalk. 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. The first journey of the night departs from Limerick at 05:25. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 21:00. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Limerick 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.

Which stations can I use on the Limerick to Dundalk route?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Limerick from the following stations: . Arriving at Dundalk, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: . Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Dundalk.

How many journeys from Limerick to Dundalk take place each day?

The exact number of journeys from Limerick to Dundalk 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 11 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 Limerick to Dundalk. 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 Limerick to Dundalk 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, 11 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Limerick 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 Limerick to Dundalk
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Limerick to Dundalk.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Limerick 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 Limerick 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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The cheapest Limerick - Dundalk train tickets can be found for as low as €2.64 if you’re lucky, or €5.92 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €11.38.

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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Limerick to Dundalk CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
14.62kg
Bus
15.66kg
Flight
41.76kg
Car
33.41kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Limerick to Dundalk by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Limerick and Dundalk are 14.62kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Limerick and Dundalk? By taking the train between Limerick and Dundalk you will save 27.14kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.04kg compared to a bus and 18.79kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Limerick and Dundalk by train?
Limerick to Dundalk is 208.81 km.
How long does the train between Limerick and Dundalk take?
Limerick to Dundalk is on average 4 hrs 36 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hrs 56 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Limerick to Dundalk?
Limerick to Dundalk has 11 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Limerick to Dundalk leave?
The earliest train from Limerick to Dundalk 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 Limerick to Dundalk depart?
The latest train from Limerick to Dundalk 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.
From which stations can I leave from Limerick to Dundalk?
There are 2 station(s) that you can depart from Limerick to go to Dundalk. You can go from Limerick Hurler's Pub and Limerick Bus Station and you can arrive at Dundalk Bus Station.
What's the fastest journey time between Limerick to Dundalk by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Limerick and Dundalk is 3 hrs 56 mins.
Is there a direct train from Limerick to Dundalk?
Yes, there is a direct train between Limerick and Dundalk.
What are the CO2 emissions for Limerick to Dundalk by train?
The train journey from Limerick to Dundalk creates 14.62kg of CO2 emissions.

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