Trains Dublin to Athlone: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Dublin to Athlone by train

The journey from Dublin to Athlone by train is 113.5 km and takes 2 hrs 8 mins. There are 51 connections per day, with the first departure at 06:19 and the last at 20:30. It is possible to travel from Dublin to Athlone by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration2 hrs 8 mins
Connection per Day51
First Departure06:19
Last Departure20:30
Distance113.5 km
DepartureDublin
ArrivalAthlone
CarriersIrish Rail

Dublin to Athlone Train Times

Departure date
Saturday 15 Jun 2024

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How much will I pay for train tickets from Dublin to Athlone?

When you're traveling from Dublin to Athlone, you can expect to pay an average of approximately . You might be able to find prices as low as , 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.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Dublin to Athlone. On average, though, you'll pay about for a train 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 train 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 train tickets.

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

With a distance of 113.5 km between Dublin and Athlone, it will usually take 2 hrs 8 mins to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 2 hrs 8 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The distance between Dublin and Athlone is around 113.5 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 8 mins. However, the fastest routes between Dublin and Athlone take 1 hr 17 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.

At what time of the day can I travel from Dublin to Athlone?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Dublin to Athlone, which usually leaves at 06:19. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 20:30. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. In general, the first departure of the night will leave Dublin at 06:19, and the last departure will leave at 20:30. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Dublin to Athlone can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

Which stations can I use on the Dublin to Athlone route?

In Dublin, departure stations include Dublin Connolly,Dublin . When you arrive in Athlone, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Athlone, Bus Station. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

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

The exact number of journeys from Dublin 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 51 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 Dublin 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 Dublin to Athlone varies, but in general, you can expect to find 12 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 39 journeys with one change or more. 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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Cheap train tickets from Dublin to Athlone
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Dublin to Athlone.

Book in advance and save

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.

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 Dublin 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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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around €1.40 to €9.99 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 86% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Dublin to Athlone

The cheapest Dublin - Athlone train tickets can be found for as low as €3.29 if you’re lucky, or €4.93 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €10.15.

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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Dublin to Athlone CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
7.94kg
Bus
8.51kg
Flight
22.7kg
Car
18.16kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Dublin to Athlone by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Dublin and Athlone are 7.94kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Dublin and Athlone? By taking the train between Dublin and Athlone you will save 14.76kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.57kg compared to a bus and 10.22kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Dublin and Athlone by train?
Dublin to Athlone is 113.5 km.
How long does the train between Dublin and Athlone take?
Dublin to Athlone is on average 2 hrs 8 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 17 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Dublin to Athlone?
Dublin to Athlone has 51 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Dublin to Athlone leave?
The earliest train from Dublin to Athlone departs at 06:19. 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 Dublin to Athlone depart?
The latest train from Dublin to Athlone departs at 20:30. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
How many direct connections depart from Dublin to Athlone?
There are on average 12 direct connection(s) from Dublin to go to Athlone.
What's the fastest journey time between Dublin to Athlone by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Dublin and Athlone is 1 hr 17 mins.
Is there a direct train from Dublin to Athlone?
Yes, there is a direct train between Dublin and Athlone.
What are the CO2 emissions for Dublin to Athlone by train?
The train journey from Dublin to Athlone creates 7.94kg of CO2 emissions.

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