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Journey details

Best price € 1.45
Journey duration 6 h 12 min
Connections per day 4
First departure 07:30
Last departure 16:06
Distance 99 km

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How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from Athlone to Sligo?

When you're traveling from Athlone to Sligo, you can expect to pay an average of approximately € 4.53. You might be able to find prices as low as € 1.45, 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 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.

Trains from Athlone to Sligo

How much time will it take to go from Athlone to Sligo by train?

The journey between Athlone and Sligo by train usually takes 6 h 12 min to cover a distance of 100 km. The shortest journey from Athlone to Sligo will take you 5 h 45 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Sligo quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

When do the first and last departures from Athlone to Sligo leave?

The first daily departure from Athlone to Sligo leaves at 07:30, while the last journey of the day sets out at 16:06. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Athlone and Sligo. 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 on the Athlone to Sligo route?

You can depart from Athlone at stations such as Athlone. At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Sligo at the following stations: Sligo (MacDiarmada). 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 Athlone and Sligo. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

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

The route from Athlone to Sligo is served by providers including Irish Rail. From this list of transport providers, there are up to 6 departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Athlone 4 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Athlone to Sligo, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 4 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.