Trains Sligo to Dundalk: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Sligo to Dundalk by train

The journey from Sligo to Dundalk by train is 137.2 km and takes 5 hrs 0 mins. There are 8 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:40 and the last at 19:05. It is possible to travel from Sligo to Dundalk by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration5 hrs 0 mins
Connection per Day8
First Departure05:40
Last Departure19:05
Distance137.2 km
DepartureSligo
ArrivalDundalk
CarriersIrish Rail

Sligo to Dundalk Train Times

Departure date
Monday 24 Jun 2024

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Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Sligo to Dundalk. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How much do train tickets from Sligo to Dundalk cost?

The cheapest train tickets from Sligo to Dundalk cost . On average, you can expect to spend around for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Sligo to Dundalk.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Sligo to Dundalk. On average, though, you'll pay about for a train ticket. 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.

How long does the journey from Sligo to Dundalk take by train?

The journey between Sligo and Dundalk by train is approximately 137.2 km. It will take you more or less 5 hrs 0 mins to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey between Sligo and Dundalk runs for about 137.2 km and usually takes approximately 5 hrs 0 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 4 hrs 17 mins. If you are trying to get from Sligo 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.

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

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Sligo to Dundalk leaving at 05:40. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 19:05.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. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Sligo to Dundalk, 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 are used when traveling from Sligo to Dundalk?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Sligo and Dundalk. You can start your journey in Sligo at stations such as Sligo, Bus Station. These connect to stations including Dundalk, Bus Station in Dundalk. 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 Dundalk.

How many daily journeys are there from Sligo to Dundalk?

The exact number of journeys from Sligo 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 8 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 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 Sligo 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, 8 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Sligo 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 Sligo to Dundalk
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Sligo to Dundalk.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Sligo 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 Sligo 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 Sligo - Dundalk train tickets can be found for as low as €12.53 if you’re lucky, or €14.76 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €18.53.

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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Sligo to Dundalk CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
9.6kg
Bus
10.29kg
Flight
27.44kg
Car
21.95kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Sligo to Dundalk by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Sligo and Dundalk are 9.6kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Sligo and Dundalk? By taking the train between Sligo and Dundalk you will save 17.84kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.69kg compared to a bus and 12.35kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Sligo and Dundalk by train?
Sligo to Dundalk is 137.2 km.
How long does the train between Sligo and Dundalk take?
Sligo to Dundalk is on average 5 hrs 0 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hrs 17 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Sligo to Dundalk?
Sligo to Dundalk has 8 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Sligo to Dundalk leave?
The earliest train from Sligo to Dundalk 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 Dundalk depart?
The latest train from Sligo to Dundalk 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.
What's the fastest journey time between Sligo to Dundalk by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Sligo and Dundalk is 4 hrs 17 mins.
Is there a direct train from Sligo to Dundalk?
Yes, there is a direct train between Sligo and Dundalk.
What are the CO2 emissions for Sligo to Dundalk by train?
The train journey from Sligo to Dundalk creates 9.6kg of CO2 emissions.

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