Trains Waterford to Cork: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Waterford to Cork by train

The journey from Waterford to Cork by train is 101.08 km and takes 4 hrs 50 mins. There are 8 connections per day, with the first departure at 07:20 and the last at 18:25. It is possible to travel from Waterford to Cork by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration4 hrs 50 mins
Connection per Day8
First Departure07:20
Last Departure18:25
Distance101.08 km
DepartureWaterford
ArrivalCork
CarriersIrish Rail

Waterford to Cork Train Times

Departure date
Saturday 15 Jun 2024

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

Prices will vary when you travel from Waterford to Cork. On average, though, you'll pay about for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as , but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. 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.
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The prices for train tickets from Waterford to Cork 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 much time will it take to go from Waterford to Cork by train?

The average journey time is 4 hrs 50 mins. This is how long it takes to cross the 101.08 km from Waterford to Cork. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Waterford to Cork to take longer than 4 hrs 50 mins. The distance between Waterford and Cork is around 101.08 km. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 4 hrs 50 mins. However, the fastest routes between Waterford and Cork take 3 hrs 4 mins. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

When do departures from Waterford to Cork leave?

The first journey of the day departs from Waterford at 07:20. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 18:25. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Waterford and Cork. 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. The first departure of the night from Waterford to Cork leaves at 07:20, while the last journey sets out at 18:25. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Waterford and Cork. 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.

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

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

How many journeys from Waterford to Cork are there every day?

If you want to get from Waterford to Cork, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 8 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 Waterford and Cork. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 8 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 Waterford 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 Waterford to Cork
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Waterford to Cork.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Waterford 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 Waterford 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 €2.55 to €7.99 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 68% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Waterford to Cork

The cheapest Waterford - Cork train tickets can be found for as low as €3.12 if you’re lucky, or €3.75 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €4.73.

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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Waterford to Cork CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
7.08kg
Bus
7.58kg
Flight
20.22kg
Car
16.17kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Waterford to Cork by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Waterford and Cork are 7.08kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Waterford and Cork? By taking the train between Waterford and Cork you will save 13.14kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.5kg compared to a bus and 9.09kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Waterford and Cork by train?
Waterford to Cork is 101.08 km.
How long does the train between Waterford and Cork take?
Waterford to Cork is on average 4 hrs 50 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hrs 4 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Waterford to Cork?
Waterford to Cork has 8 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Waterford to Cork leave?
The earliest train from Waterford to Cork departs at 07:20. 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 Waterford to Cork depart?
The latest train from Waterford to Cork departs at 18:25. 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 Waterford to Cork by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Waterford and Cork is 3 hrs 4 mins.
Is there a direct train from Waterford to Cork?
Yes, there is a direct train between Waterford and Cork.
What are the CO2 emissions for Waterford to Cork by train?
The train journey from Waterford to Cork creates 7.08kg of CO2 emissions.

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