Trains Sligo to Waterford: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Sligo to Waterford by train

The journey from Sligo to Waterford by train is 241.45 km and takes 6 hrs 25 mins. There are 4 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:40 and the last at 13:05. It is possible to travel from Sligo to Waterford by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration6 hrs 25 mins
Connection per Day4
First Departure05:40
Last Departure13:05
Distance241.45 km
DepartureSligo
ArrivalWaterford
CarriersIrish Rail

Sligo to Waterford Train Times

Departure date
Saturday 25 May 2024

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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Sligo to Waterford?

When you're traveling from Sligo to Waterford, you can expect to pay an average of approximately . You might be able to find prices as low as , but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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The prices for train tickets from Sligo to Waterford 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 Waterford by train?

Traveling from Sligo to Waterford by train will usually take 6 hrs 25 mins. This journey covers a distance of 241.45 km . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 6 hrs 25 mins is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The journey between Sligo and Waterford runs for about 241.45 km and usually takes approximately 6 hrs 25 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 5 hrs 59 mins. If you are trying to get from Sligo to Waterford 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 departures from Sligo to Waterford leave?

The first daily departure from Sligo to Waterford leaves at 05:40, while the last journey of the day sets out at 13:05. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Sligo and Waterford. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Sligo to Waterford, which usually leaves at 05:40. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 13:05. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

Which stations can I use on the Sligo to Waterford route?

In Sligo, departure stations include Sligo, Bus Station. When you arrive in Waterford, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Waterford Bus Station. 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 Waterford are there every day?

If you want to get from Sligo to Waterford, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 4 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 0 direct journeys between Sligo and Waterford. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 4 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Sligo to Waterford. 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 Waterford
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Sligo to Waterford.

Book in advance and save

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

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 - Waterford train tickets can be found for as low as €1.37 if you’re lucky, or €6.76 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €17.04.

Find the best day to travel to Waterford by train

When travelling to Waterford 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 Waterford CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
16.9kg
Bus
18.11kg
Flight
48.29kg
Car
38.63kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Sligo to Waterford by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Sligo and Waterford are 16.9kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Sligo and Waterford? By taking the train between Sligo and Waterford you will save 31.39kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.21kg compared to a bus and 21.73kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Sligo and Waterford by train?
Sligo to Waterford is 241.45 km.
How long does the train between Sligo and Waterford take?
Sligo to Waterford is on average 6 hrs 25 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hrs 59 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Sligo to Waterford?
Sligo to Waterford has 4 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Sligo to Waterford leave?
The earliest train from Sligo to Waterford 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 Waterford depart?
The latest train from Sligo to Waterford departs at 13:05. 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 Waterford by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Sligo and Waterford is 5 hrs 59 mins.
Is there a direct train from Sligo to Waterford?
Yes, there is a direct train between Sligo and Waterford.
What are the CO2 emissions for Sligo to Waterford by train?
The train journey from Sligo to Waterford creates 16.9kg of CO2 emissions.

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