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Trains Cork to Galway: Times, Prices and Tickets

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NZ$ 0.11

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From NZ$ 9.92
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From NZ$ 3.36
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2 Days

From NZ$ 7.54

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How much do train tickets from Cork to Galway cost?

Prices will vary when you travel from Cork to Galway. On average, though, you'll pay about NZ$ 15.26 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as NZ$ 0.11, 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.

Cork to Galway by train

Best price NZ$ 2.15
Journey duration 4 h 43 min
Connections per day 14
First departure 06:45
Last departure 17:25
Distance 164 km
Departure Cork
Arrival Galway
Carriers Irishrail, Irish Rail

Ticket price Cork - Galway every day

NZ$ 9.92
NZ$ 33.79
NZ$ 3.36
NZ$ 33.79
In 2 days
NZ$ 7.54
NZ$ 33.79
In 3 days
NZ$ 3.36
NZ$ 33.79
In 4 days
NZ$ 10.21
NZ$ 33.79
In 5 days
NZ$ 27.73
In 6 days
NZ$ 7.49
NZ$ 33.79

Route Summary by Train

Minimum price
NZ$ 0.11
Maximum price
NZ$ 39.11

Cork - Galway


Best prices for the month

Cheapest tickets for

By Train

NZ$ 7.54

Thursday, August 11th 2022
Irish Rail-logo
Cork (Kent) - Galway (Ceannt)
07:00 - 11:13
Irish Rail
4h 13min
2 changes
CO2: 0.47kg
By Bus

NZ$ 33.79

Thursday, August 11th 2022
Irish Citylink-logo
Cork MacCurtain Street - Galway Old Dublin Rd
19:00 - 21:45
Irish Citylink
2h 45min
CO2: 5.76kg

How much time will it take to go from Cork to Galway by train?

In order to get from Cork to Galway faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Cork and Galway will complete the journey in 3 h 40 min. On average, it will take you about 4 h 43 min to travel the 164 km between Cork and Galway.

At what time of the day can I travel from Cork to Galway?

The first daily departure from Cork to Galway leaves at 06:45, while the last journey of the day sets out at 17:25. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Cork and Galway. 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 Cork to Galway?

You can depart from Cork at stations such as Cork (Kent). At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Galway at the following stations: Galway (Ceannt). Some of these stations may only be served by particular travel providers. Because of this, there may not be a direct connection between all the stations in Cork and Galway. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many journeys from Cork to Galway take place each day?

The exact number of journeys from Cork to Galway 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 13 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including Irishrail and Irish Rail. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 17 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 Cork to Galway. 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 Cork to Galway varies, but in general, you can expect to find direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 13 journeys with one change or more.


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