Trains Sligo to Dublin: Times, Prices and Tickets

21/07/2024
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Sligo to Dublin by train

The journey from Sligo to Dublin by train is 179.38 km and takes 3 hrs 30 mins. There are 38 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:40 and the last at 19:05. It is possible to travel from Sligo to Dublin by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration3 hrs 30 mins
Connection per Day38
First Departure05:40
Last Departure19:05
Distance179.38 km
DepartureSligo
ArrivalDublin
CarriersIrish Rail

Sligo to Dublin Train Times

Departure date
Sunday 21 Jul 2024

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

On average, a train ticket from Sligo to Dublin 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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The prices for train tickets from Sligo to Dublin 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 will it take me to travel from Sligo to Dublin by train?

With a distance of 179.38 km between Sligo and Dublin, it will usually take 3 hrs 30 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 3 hrs 30 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 Dublin runs for about 179.38 km and usually takes approximately 3 hrs 30 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 0 mins. If you are trying to get from Sligo to Dublin 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.

When do the first and last departures from Sligo to Dublin leave?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Sligo at 05:40, and the last departure will leave at 19:05. 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 Dublin 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. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Sligo to Dublin, which usually leaves at 05:40. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 19:05. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

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

In Sligo, departure stations include Sligo, Bus Station. When you arrive in Dublin, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Dublin ,Dublin Connolly. 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 journeys from Sligo to Dublin take place each day?

The route from Sligo to Dublin is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Sligo 38 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Sligo to Dublin, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 8 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 30 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. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Sligo to Dublin. 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 Dublin
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Sligo to Dublin.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Sligo to Dublin, 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 Dublin.

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 €1.00 to €7.85 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 87% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Sligo to Dublin

The cheapest Sligo - Dublin train tickets can be found for as low as €1.93 if you’re lucky, or €5.50 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €14.30.

Find the best day to travel to Dublin by train

When travelling to Dublin 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 Dublin CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
12.56kg
Bus
13.45kg
Flight
35.88kg
Car
28.7kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Sligo to Dublin by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Sligo and Dublin are 12.56kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Sligo and Dublin? By taking the train between Sligo and Dublin you will save 23.32kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.89kg compared to a bus and 16.14kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Sligo and Dublin by train?
Sligo to Dublin is 179.38 km.
How long does the train between Sligo and Dublin take?
Sligo to Dublin is on average 3 hrs 30 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hrs 0 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Sligo to Dublin?
Sligo to Dublin has 38 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Sligo to Dublin leave?
The earliest train from Sligo to Dublin 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 Dublin depart?
The latest train from Sligo to Dublin departs at 19:05. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
How many direct connections depart from Sligo to Dublin?
There are on average 8 direct connection(s) from Sligo to go to Dublin.
What's the fastest journey time between Sligo to Dublin by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Sligo and Dublin is 3 hrs 0 mins.
Is there a direct train from Sligo to Dublin?
Yes, there is a direct train between Sligo and Dublin.
What are the CO2 emissions for Sligo to Dublin by train?
The train journey from Sligo to Dublin creates 12.56kg of CO2 emissions.

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