Trains Sligo to Galway: Times, Prices and Tickets

21/07/2024
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Sligo to Galway by train

The journey from Sligo to Galway by train is 109.92 km and takes 6 hrs 51 mins. There are 6 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:40 and the last at 15:05. It is possible to travel from Sligo to Galway by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration6 hrs 51 mins
Connection per Day6
First Departure05:40
Last Departure15:05
Distance109.92 km
DepartureSligo
ArrivalGalway
CarriersIrish Rail

Sligo to Galway Train Times

Departure date
Sunday 21 Jul 2024

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

On average, a train ticket from Sligo to Galway 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 Galway 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 it take to get from Sligo to Galway by train?

The distance between Sligo and Galway is approximately 109.92 km. In general, it will take you about 6 hrs 51 mins to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The journey between Sligo and Galway runs for about 109.92 km and usually takes approximately 6 hrs 51 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 33 mins. If you are trying to get from Sligo to Galway 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 Sligo to Galway?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Sligo to Galway, which usually leaves at 05:40. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 15:05. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. The first journey of the night departs from Sligo at 05:40. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 15:05. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Sligo and Galway. 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 are used when traveling from Sligo to Galway?

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

How many times a day do departures from Sligo leave for Galway?

On average, there are 6 daily departures from Sligo to Galway. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 0 departures from Sligo which travel directly to Galway. There are 6 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Sligo to Galway. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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

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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.

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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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Find the best day to travel to Galway by train

When travelling to Galway 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 Galway CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
7.69kg
Bus
8.24kg
Flight
21.98kg
Car
17.59kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Sligo to Galway by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Sligo and Galway are 7.69kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Sligo and Galway? By taking the train between Sligo and Galway you will save 14.29kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.55kg compared to a bus and 9.9kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Sligo and Galway by train?
Sligo to Galway is 109.92 km.
How long does the train between Sligo and Galway take?
Sligo to Galway is on average 6 hrs 51 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 6 hrs 33 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Sligo to Galway?
Sligo to Galway has 6 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Sligo to Galway leave?
The earliest train from Sligo to Galway 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 Galway depart?
The latest train from Sligo to Galway departs at 15:05. 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 Galway by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Sligo and Galway is 6 hrs 33 mins.
Is there a direct train from Sligo to Galway?
Yes, there is a direct train between Sligo and Galway.
What are the CO2 emissions for Sligo to Galway by train?
The train journey from Sligo to Galway creates 7.69kg of CO2 emissions.

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