Trains Dún Laoghaire to Athlone: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Dún Laoghaire to Athlone by train

The journey from Dún Laoghaire to Athlone by train is 121.5 km and takes 2 hrs 46 mins. There are 12 connections per day, with the first departure at 06:15 and the last at 19:01. It is possible to travel from Dún Laoghaire to Athlone by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration2 hrs 46 mins
Connection per Day12
First Departure06:15
Last Departure19:01
Distance121.5 km
DepartureDún Laoghaire
ArrivalAthlone
CarriersIrish Rail

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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Dún Laoghaire to Athlone?

When you're traveling from Dún Laoghaire 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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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 Dún Laoghaire to Athlone.

How long is the journey from Dún Laoghaire to Athlone by train?

The distance between Dún Laoghaire and Athlone is approximately 121.5 km. In general, it will take you about 2 hrs 46 mins to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. In order to get from Dún Laoghaire to Athlone faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Dún Laoghaire and Athlone will complete the journey in 2 hrs 33 mins. On average, it will take you about 2 hrs 46 mins to travel the 121.5 km between Dún Laoghaire and Athlone.

What time are the departures from Dún Laoghaire to Athlone?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Dún Laoghaire at 06:15, and the last departure will leave at 19:01. 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 Dún Laoghaire 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. In general, the first departure of the night will leave Dún Laoghaire at 06:15, and the last departure will leave at 19:01. 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 Dún Laoghaire 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 Dún Laoghaire to Athlone route?

You can depart from Dún Laoghaire at stations such as . At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Athlone at the following stations: Athlone, Bus Station. 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 Dún Laoghaire and Athlone. 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 Dún Laoghaire leave for Athlone?

The exact number of journeys from Dún Laoghaire 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 12 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 Dún Laoghaire 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 Dún Laoghaire to Athlone varies, but in general, you can expect to find 0 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 12 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Dún Laoghaire 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 Dún Laoghaire to Athlone
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Dún Laoghaire to Athlone.

Book in advance and save

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

The cheapest Dún Laoghaire - Athlone train tickets can be found for as low as €1.40 if you’re lucky, or €5.49 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €7.70.

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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Dún Laoghaire to Athlone CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
8.51kg
Bus
9.11kg
Flight
24.3kg
Car
19.44kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Dún Laoghaire to Athlone by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Dún Laoghaire and Athlone are 8.51kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Dún Laoghaire and Athlone? By taking the train between Dún Laoghaire and Athlone you will save 15.79kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.6kg compared to a bus and 10.93kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Dún Laoghaire and Athlone by train?
Dún Laoghaire to Athlone is 121.5 km.
How long does the train between Dún Laoghaire and Athlone take?
Dún Laoghaire to Athlone is on average 2 hrs 46 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hrs 33 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Dún Laoghaire to Athlone?
Dún Laoghaire to Athlone has 12 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Dún Laoghaire to Athlone leave?
The earliest train from Dún Laoghaire to Athlone departs at 06:15. 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 Dún Laoghaire to Athlone depart?
The latest train from Dún Laoghaire to Athlone departs at 19:01. 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 Dún Laoghaire to Athlone by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Dún Laoghaire and Athlone is 2 hrs 33 mins.
Is there a direct train from Dún Laoghaire to Athlone?
Yes, there is a direct train between Dún Laoghaire and Athlone.
What are the CO2 emissions for Dún Laoghaire to Athlone by train?
The train journey from Dún Laoghaire to Athlone creates 8.51kg of CO2 emissions.

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