Trains Sligo to Cork: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Sligo to Cork by train

The journey from Sligo to Cork by train is 264.07 km and takes 7 hrs 24 mins. There are 6 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:40 and the last at 16:30. It is possible to travel from Sligo to Cork by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration7 hrs 24 mins
Connection per Day6
First Departure05:40
Last Departure16:30
Distance264.07 km
DepartureSligo
ArrivalCork
CarriersIrish Rail

Sligo to Cork Train Times

Departure date
Saturday 25 May 2024

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How much does it cost to get from Sligo to Cork by train?

On average, a train ticket from Sligo to Cork 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 Sligo to Cork 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 the journey from Sligo to Cork take by train?

With a distance of 264.07 km between Sligo and Cork, it will usually take 7 hrs 24 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 7 hrs 24 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey between Sligo and Cork runs for about 264.07 km and usually takes approximately 7 hrs 24 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 6 hrs 18 mins. If you are trying to get from Sligo to Cork 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.

What time are the departures from Sligo to Cork?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Sligo to Cork, which usually leaves at 05:40. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 16:30. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. In general, the first departure of the night will leave Sligo at 05:40, and the last departure will leave at 16:30. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Sligo to Cork can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

Which stations can I use to travel from Sligo to Cork?

You will be able to leave Sligo by using stations such as Sligo, Bus Station. These connect you to stations including Cork, Bus Station in Cork. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Sligo or in Cork, for your convenience while traveling.

How many journeys from Sligo to Cork take place each day?

The exact number of journeys from Sligo to Cork 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 6 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 Sligo to Cork. 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 Sligo to Cork 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, 6 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Sligo 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 Sligo to Cork
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Sligo to Cork.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Sligo 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 Sligo 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 €0.03 to €29.43 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 100% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Sligo to Cork

The cheapest Sligo - Cork train tickets can be found for as low as €1.69 if you’re lucky, or €6.96 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €13.00.

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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Sligo to Cork CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
18.48kg
Bus
19.8kg
Flight
52.81kg
Car
42.25kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Sligo to Cork by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Sligo and Cork are 18.48kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Sligo and Cork? By taking the train between Sligo and Cork you will save 34.33kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.32kg compared to a bus and 23.77kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Sligo and Cork by train?
Sligo to Cork is 264.07 km.
How long does the train between Sligo and Cork take?
Sligo to Cork is on average 7 hrs 24 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 6 hrs 18 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Sligo to Cork?
Sligo to Cork has 6 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Sligo to Cork leave?
The earliest train from Sligo to Cork departs at 05:40. 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 Sligo to Cork depart?
The latest train from Sligo to Cork departs at 16:30. 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 Sligo to Cork by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Sligo and Cork is 6 hrs 18 mins.
Is there a direct train from Sligo to Cork?
Yes, there is a direct train between Sligo and Cork.
What are the CO2 emissions for Sligo to Cork by train?
The train journey from Sligo to Cork creates 18.48kg of CO2 emissions.

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