Trains Drogheda to Athlone: Times, Prices and Tickets

25/05/2024
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Drogheda to Athlone by train

The journey from Drogheda to Athlone by train is 110.57 km and takes 3 hrs 24 mins. There are 11 connections per day, with the first departure at 07:21 and the last at 17:41. It is possible to travel from Drogheda to Athlone by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration3 hrs 24 mins
Connection per Day11
First Departure07:21
Last Departure17:41
Distance110.57 km
DepartureDrogheda
ArrivalAthlone
CarriersIrish Rail

Get from Drogheda to Athlone with Virail

Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Drogheda to Athlone. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How much do train tickets from Drogheda to Athlone cost?

On average, a train ticket from Drogheda to Athlone will cost you . 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 . 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.
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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 Drogheda to Athlone.

How long does the journey from Drogheda to Athlone take by train?

Traveling from Drogheda to Athlone by train will usually take 3 hrs 24 mins. This journey covers a distance of 110.57 km . When planning your trip, bear in mind that 3 hrs 24 mins is an average, and route times may vary from day to day. Weather conditions, issues with transport, unexpected diversions, and local events could all cause delays to your journey. Please keep the possibility of these exceptional events in mind when making travel plans. The distance between Drogheda and Athlone is around 110.57 km. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 3 hrs 24 mins. However, the fastest routes between Drogheda and Athlone take 2 hrs 53 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.

What time are the departures from Drogheda to Athlone?

The first daily departure from Drogheda to Athlone leaves at 07:21, while the last journey of the day sets out at 17:41. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Drogheda 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 Drogheda at 07:21. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 17:41. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Drogheda 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.

What are the stations on the Drogheda to Athlone route?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Drogheda and Athlone. You can start your journey in Drogheda at stations such as Drogheda MacBride. These connect to stations including Athlone, Bus Station in Athlone. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Drogheda to Athlone.

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

If you want to get from Drogheda to Athlone, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 11 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 0 direct journeys between Drogheda and Athlone. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 11 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Drogheda 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 Drogheda to Athlone
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Drogheda to Athlone.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Drogheda 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 Drogheda 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 Drogheda to Athlone

The cheapest Drogheda - Athlone train tickets can be found for as low as €1.40 if you’re lucky, or €5.50 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €13.14.

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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Drogheda to Athlone CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
7.74kg
Bus
8.29kg
Flight
22.11kg
Car
17.69kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Drogheda to Athlone by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Drogheda and Athlone are 7.74kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Drogheda and Athlone? By taking the train between Drogheda and Athlone you will save 14.37kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.55kg compared to a bus and 9.95kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Drogheda and Athlone by train?
Drogheda to Athlone is 110.57 km.
How long does the train between Drogheda and Athlone take?
Drogheda to Athlone is on average 3 hrs 24 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hrs 53 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Drogheda to Athlone?
Drogheda to Athlone has 11 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Drogheda to Athlone leave?
The earliest train from Drogheda to Athlone departs at 07:21. 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 Drogheda to Athlone depart?
The latest train from Drogheda to Athlone departs at 17:41. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What's the fastest journey time between Drogheda to Athlone by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Drogheda and Athlone is 2 hrs 53 mins.
Is there a direct train from Drogheda to Athlone?
Yes, there is a direct train between Drogheda and Athlone.
What are the CO2 emissions for Drogheda to Athlone by train?
The train journey from Drogheda to Athlone creates 7.74kg of CO2 emissions.

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