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Best price € 4
Journey duration 8 h 43 min
Connections per day 2
First departure 14:05
Last departure 13:05
Distance 48 km

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How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from Sligo to Ballina?

Prices will vary when you travel from Sligo to Ballina. On average, though, you'll pay about € 4.59 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as € 4, 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.

Trains from Sligo to Ballina

How long is the journey from Sligo to Ballina by train?

The distance between Sligo and Ballina is around 49 km. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 8 h 43 min. However, the fastest routes between Sligo and Ballina take 8 h 5 min. 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.

At what time of the day can I travel from Sligo to Ballina?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Sligo to Ballina leaving at 14:05. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 13:05.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.

Which stations are used when traveling from Sligo to Ballina?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Sligo and Ballina. You can start your journey in Sligo at stations such as Sligo (MacDiarmada). These connect to stations including Ballina in Ballina. 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 Sligo to Ballina.

How many journeys from Sligo to Ballina are there every day?

The route from Sligo to Ballina is served by providers including Irish Rail. From this list of transport providers, there are up to 2 departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Sligo 2 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Sligo to Ballina, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 2 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors.