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Dublin to Athlone by bus

The journey from Dublin to Athlone by bus is 113.5 km and takes 1 hr 45 mins. There are 30 connections per day, with the first departure at 00:15 and the last at 23:45. It is possible to travel from Dublin to Athlone by bus for as little as €16.17 or as much as €28.58. The best price for this journey is €16.17.

Lowest Price€16.17
Journey Duration1 hr 45 mins
Connection per Day30
Lowest Price€16.17
Highest Price€28.58
First Departure00:15
Last Departure23:45
Distance113.5 km
DepartureDublin
ArrivalAthlone
CarriersAircoach, Irish Citylink

Dublin to Athlone Bus Times

Departure date
Monday 24 Jun 2024

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Virail's search tool will provide you with the options you need when you want to go from Dublin to Athlone. All you need to do is enter the dates of your planned journey, and let us take care of everything else. Our engine does the hard work, searching through thousands of routes offered by our trusted travel partners to show you options for traveling by train, bus, plane, or carpool. You can filter the results to suit your needs. There are a number of filtering options, including price, one-way or round trip, departure or arrival time, duration of journey, or number of connections. Soon you'll find the best choice for your journey. When you're ready, Virail will transfer you to the provider's website to complete the booking. No matter where you're going, get there with Virail.

How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from Dublin to Athlone?

On average, a bus ticket from Dublin to Athlone will cost you €25.12. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as €16.17. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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On average, a bus ticket from Dublin to Athlone will cost you €25.12. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How long is the journey from Dublin to Athlone by bus?

The distance between Dublin to Athlone is approximately 113.5 km. In general, it will take you about 1 hr 45 mins to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions, and the type of terrain that must be crossed. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. In order to get from Dublin to Athlone 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 Dublin and Athlone will complete the journey in 1 hr 20 mins.On average, it will take you about 1 hr 45 mins to travel the 113.5 km between Dublin and Athlone.

How many journeys from Dublin to Athlone are there every day?

The route from Dublin to Athlone 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 Dublin 30 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Dublin to Athlone, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 30 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 0 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 Dublin to Athlone. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Dublin to Athlone, 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.

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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 Dublin to Athlone.

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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.

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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

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around €14.60 to €25.11 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 42% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Dublin to Athlone

The cheapest Dublin - Athlone bus tickets can be found for as low as €14.01 if you’re lucky, or €17.11 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €26.05.

Find the best day to travel to Athlone by bus

When travelling to Athlone by bus, 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!

Carriers on this route

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Aircoach is a private bus and coach operator that provides transportation services in Ireland. It was established in 1999 and has since grown to become one of the largest and most popular coach operators in the country. Aircoach offers a range of services, including airport transfers, commuter services, and private hire. Its airport transfer services operate between Dublin Airport and various locations in Dublin city, as well as other cities such as Cork and Belfast. Aircoach is known for its modern fleet of coaches, comfortable seating, and reliable service. It also offers free Wi-Fi and charging points on board its coaches.

Services on board Aircoach from Dublin to Athlone
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Dublin to Athlone CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
7.94kg
Bus
8.51kg
Flight
22.7kg
Car
18.16kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Dublin to Athlone?
A bus ticket from Dublin to Athlone is €25.12. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as €16.17.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Dublin to Athlone?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Dublin to Athlone is €16.17. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Dublin and Athlone by bus?
Dublin to Athlone is 113.5 km.
How long does the bus between Dublin and Athlone take?
Dublin to Athlone is on average 1 hr 45 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 20 mins.
Which companies operate from Dublin to Athlone?
The bus journey from Dublin to Athlone is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Aircoach and Irish Citylink.
How many bus connections per day go from Dublin to Athlone?
Dublin to Athlone has 30 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Dublin to Athlone leave?
The earliest bus from Dublin to Athlone departs at 00:15. 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 bus from Dublin to Athlone depart?
The latest bus from Dublin to Athlone departs at 23:45. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Dublin to Athlone in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is €16.17 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Dublin to Athlone?
There are on average 30 direct connection(s) from Dublin to go to Athlone.
What's the fastest journey time between Dublin to Athlone by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Dublin and Athlone is 1 hr 20 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Dublin to Athlone?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Dublin and Athlone.
What are the CO2 emissions for Dublin to Athlone by bus?
The bus journey from Dublin to Athlone creates 8.51kg of CO2 emissions.

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