Trains Carlow to Athlone: Times, Prices and Tickets

Carlow to Athlone by train

The journey from Carlow to Athlone by train is 95 km and takes 2 hrs 15 mins. There are 8 connections per day, with the first departure at 07:03 and the last at 17:00. It is possible to travel from Carlow to Athlone by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration2 hrs 15 mins
Connection per Day8
First Departure07:03
Last Departure17:00
Distance95 km
DepartureCarlow
ArrivalAthlone
CarriersIrish Rail

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How much does it cost to get from Carlow to Athlone by train?

The cheapest train tickets from Carlow to Athlone cost . On average, you can expect to spend around for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Carlow to Athlone.
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On average, a train ticket from Carlow to Athlone will cost you . 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 train 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 will it take me to travel from Carlow to Athlone by train?

The journey between Carlow and Athlone by train is approximately 95 km. It will take you more or less 2 hrs 15 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 distance between Carlow and Athlone is around 95 km. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 2 hrs 15 mins. However, the fastest routes between Carlow and Athlone take 1 hr 43 mins. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

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

The first daily departure from Carlow to Athlone leaves at 07:03, while the last journey of the day sets out at 17:00. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Carlow and Athlone. 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. The first journey of the night departs from Carlow at 07:03. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 17:00. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Carlow and Athlone. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

Which stations can I use to travel from Carlow to Athlone?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Carlow from the following stations: . Arriving at Athlone, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: . Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Athlone.

How many times a day do journeys run from Carlow to Athlone?

The route from Carlow 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 Carlow 8 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Carlow 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 0 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 8 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 Carlow to Athlone. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Carlow to Athlone
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Carlow to Athlone.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Carlow 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.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

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 Carlow to Athlone.

Always check special offers

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.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

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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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Carlow to Athlone

The cheapest Carlow - Athlone train tickets can be found for as low as €5.06 if you’re lucky, or €7.00 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €10.41.

Find the best day to travel to Athlone by train

When travelling to Athlone by train, 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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Carlow to Athlone CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
6.65kg
Bus
7.13kg
Flight
19kg
Car
15.2kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Carlow to Athlone by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Carlow and Athlone are 6.65kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Carlow and Athlone? By taking the train between Carlow and Athlone you will save 12.35kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.48kg compared to a bus and 8.55kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Carlow and Athlone by train?
Carlow to Athlone is 95 km.
How long does the train between Carlow and Athlone take?
Carlow to Athlone is on average 2 hrs 15 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 43 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Carlow to Athlone?
Carlow to Athlone has 8 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Carlow to Athlone leave?
The earliest train from Carlow to Athlone departs at 07:03. 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 train from Carlow to Athlone depart?
The latest train from Carlow to Athlone departs at 17:00. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
From which stations can I leave from Carlow to Athlone?
There are 1 station(s) that you can depart from Carlow to go to Athlone. You can go from Carlow Railway Station and you can arrive at Athlone Bus Station.
What's the fastest journey time between Carlow to Athlone by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Carlow and Athlone is 1 hr 43 mins.
Is there a direct train from Carlow to Athlone?
Yes, there is a direct train between Carlow and Athlone.
What are the CO2 emissions for Carlow to Athlone by train?
The train journey from Carlow to Athlone creates 6.65kg of CO2 emissions.

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