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Galway to Athlone by bus

The journey from Galway to Athlone by bus is 70.6 km and takes 1 hr 3 mins. There are 40 connections per day, with the first departure at 00:36 and the last at 18:30. It is possible to travel from Galway to Athlone by bus for as little as €15.17 or as much as €15.17. The best price for this journey is €15.17.

Lowest Price€15.17
Journey Duration1 hr 3 mins
Connection per Day40
Lowest Price€15.17
Highest Price€15.17
First Departure00:36
Last Departure18:30
Distance70.6 km

Galway to Athlone Bus Times

Departure date
Saturday 15 Jun 2024

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

When you're traveling from Galway to Athlone, you can expect to pay an average of approximately €15.17. You might be able to find prices as low as €15.17, but it all depends on how you travel. 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 bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus 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 bus 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.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Galway to Athlone. On average, though, you'll pay about €15.17 for a bus ticket. 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 bus 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 bus tickets.

How long does the journey from Galway to Athlone take by bus?

The journey between Galway and Athlone by bus is approximately 70.6 km. It will take you more or less 1 hr 3 mins to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey from Galway to Athlone covers a distance of 70.6 km. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 1 hr 3 mins. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 0 hrs 54 mins. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Galway to Athlone faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

How many times a day do departures from Galway leave for Athlone?

The exact number of journeys from Galway to Athlone 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 40 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to 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 Galway to Athlone. 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 Galway to Athlone varies, but in general, you can expect to find 40 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 0 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Galway to Athlone. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Price as departure date approaches

Bus ticket prices typically fluctuate as the departure date approaches. However, for the upcoming days, bus ticket costs remain steady at €14.97. Whether you plan ahead or decide last-minute, you'll find tickets within a similar price range. So, relax and book when you're ready! Remember to check the latest prices and availability before booking to ensure you have the most accurate information for your trip.

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Galway to Athlone

The cheapest Galway - Athlone bus tickets can be found for as low as €11.46 if you’re lucky, or €13.77 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €14.97.

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!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Galway to Athlone?
A bus ticket from Galway to Athlone is €15.17. 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 €15.17.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Galway to Athlone?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Galway to Athlone is €15.17. 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 Galway and Athlone by bus?
Galway to Athlone is 70.6 km.
How long does the bus between Galway and Athlone take?
Galway to Athlone is on average 1 hr 3 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hrs 54 mins.
How many bus connections per day go from Galway to Athlone?
Galway to Athlone has 40 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Galway to Athlone leave?
The earliest bus from Galway to Athlone departs at 00:36. 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 Galway to Athlone depart?
The latest bus from Galway to Athlone departs at 18:30. 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 Galway 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 €15.17 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 Galway to Athlone?
There are on average 40 direct connection(s) from Galway to go to Athlone.
What's the fastest journey time between Galway to Athlone by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Galway and Athlone is 0 hrs 54 mins.
Is there a direct bus from Galway to Athlone?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Galway and Athlone.
What are the CO2 emissions for Galway to Athlone by bus?
The bus journey from Galway to Athlone creates 5.29kg of CO2 emissions.

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