Trains Waterford to Drogheda: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Waterford to Drogheda by train

The journey from Waterford to Drogheda by train is 170.46 km and takes 4 hrs 22 mins. There are 8 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:55 and the last at 18:25. It is possible to travel from Waterford to Drogheda by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration4 hrs 22 mins
Connection per Day8
First Departure05:55
Last Departure18:25
Distance170.46 km
DepartureWaterford
ArrivalDrogheda
CarriersIrish Rail

Waterford to Drogheda Train Times

Departure date
Sunday 19 May 2024

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

Prices will vary when you travel from Waterford to Drogheda. 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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When you're traveling from Waterford to Drogheda, you can expect to pay an average of approximately . 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.

How long will it take me to travel from Waterford to Drogheda by train?

With a distance of 170.46 km between Waterford and Drogheda, it will usually take 4 hrs 22 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 4 hrs 22 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey between Waterford and Drogheda runs for about 170.46 km and usually takes approximately 4 hrs 22 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 28 mins. If you are trying to get from Waterford to Drogheda 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 Waterford to Drogheda?

The first journey of the day departs from Waterford at 05:55. 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 Drogheda. 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. In general, the first departure of the night will leave Waterford at 05:55, and the last departure will leave at 18:25. 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 Waterford to Drogheda 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.

Which stations are used when traveling from Waterford to Drogheda?

You will be able to leave Waterford by using stations such as Waterford Bus Station. These connect you to stations including Drogheda MacBride in Drogheda. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Waterford or in Drogheda, for your convenience while traveling.

How many times a day do departures from Waterford leave for Drogheda?

The route from Waterford to Drogheda 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 Waterford 8 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Waterford to Drogheda, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 0 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 8 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 Waterford to Drogheda. 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 Drogheda
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Waterford to Drogheda.

Book in advance and save

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

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 Waterford - Drogheda train tickets can be found for as low as €1.00 if you’re lucky, or €6.10 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €13.43.

Find the best day to travel to Drogheda by train

When travelling to Drogheda 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 Drogheda CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
11.93kg
Bus
12.78kg
Flight
34.09kg
Car
27.27kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Waterford to Drogheda by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Waterford and Drogheda are 11.93kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Waterford and Drogheda? By taking the train between Waterford and Drogheda you will save 22.16kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.85kg compared to a bus and 15.34kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Waterford and Drogheda by train?
Waterford to Drogheda is 170.46 km.
How long does the train between Waterford and Drogheda take?
Waterford to Drogheda is on average 4 hrs 22 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hrs 28 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Waterford to Drogheda?
Waterford to Drogheda has 8 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Waterford to Drogheda leave?
The earliest train from Waterford to Drogheda departs at 05:55. 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 Drogheda depart?
The latest train from Waterford to Drogheda 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 Drogheda by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Waterford and Drogheda is 3 hrs 28 mins.
Is there a direct train from Waterford to Drogheda?
Yes, there is a direct train between Waterford and Drogheda.
What are the CO2 emissions for Waterford to Drogheda by train?
The train journey from Waterford to Drogheda creates 11.93kg of CO2 emissions.

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