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There are 3 ways to get from Kildare to Galway by train or car

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  1. Take the train from Kildare to Galway

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Train via Portarlington

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  1. Drive from Kildare to Galway

Kildare to Galway by train

The train journey time between Kildare and Galway is around 1h 49m and covers a distance of around 159 km. Services are operated by Irish Rail. Typically 19 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

19 Weekly Trains
1h 49m Average Duration
€14 Cheapest Price
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Kildare → Galway
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The cheapest way to get from Kildare to Galway is to train which costs €14 - €21 and takes 1h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Kildare to Galway is to train which costs €14 - €21 and takes 1h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kildare and arriving at Galway. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 49m.

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The distance between Kildare and Galway is 143 km. The road distance is 174.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kildare to Galway without a car is to train which takes 1h 49m and costs €14 - €21.

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The train from Kildare to Galway takes 1h 49m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Kildare to Galway train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Kildare station.

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Kildare to Galway train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Galway station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kildare to Galway is 175 km. It takes approximately 1h 58m to drive from Kildare to Galway.

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  • Distance: 143 km
  • Duration: 1h 49m

What companies run services between Kildare, Ireland and Galway, Ireland?

Irish Rail operates a train from Kildare to Galway 3 times a day. Tickets cost €14 - €21 and the journey takes 1h 49m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Kildare to Galway
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€14 - €17
Flexible
€18 - €21
Train from Portarlington to Galway
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€13 - €16
Flexible
€16 - €19

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