Trains Galway to Athlone: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Galway to Athlone by train

The journey from Galway to Athlone by train is 70.6 km and takes 1 hr 3 mins. There are 10 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:25 and the last at 22:20. It is possible to travel from Galway to Athlone by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration1 hr 3 mins
Connection per Day10
First Departure05:25
Last Departure22:20
Distance70.6 km
DepartureGalway
ArrivalAthlone
CarriersIrish Rail

Galway to Athlone Train Times

Departure date
Friday 19 Jul 2024

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What's the best way to get from Galway to Athlone? If you're not sure, don't worry - Virail can help you. The only thing you have to do is enter your planned travel dates, and let Virail's powerful search tool deal with the rest. We'll look at the routes offered by our trusted travel partners to give you all your available options. Whether you want to travel by plane, train, bus, carpool, or something else, we'll find your ideal solution. You can filter your results according to price, departure or arrival time, journey duration, number of connections, one-way or round trip - anything you want. Virail will give you a full, clear picture of how to get from Galway to Athlone, then transfer you to your chosen provider's website to complete your booking.

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

On average, a train ticket from Galway 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, a train ticket from Galway 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 is the journey from Galway to Athlone by train?

With a distance of 70.6 km between Galway and Athlone, it will usually take 1 hr 3 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 1 hr 3 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey between Galway and Athlone runs for about 70.6 km and usually takes approximately 1 hr 3 mins. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 0 hrs 55 mins. If you are trying to get from Galway to Athlone as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

What time are the first and last departures from Galway to Athlone?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Galway at 05:25, and the last departure will leave at 22:20. 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 Galway 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. The first journey of the night departs from Galway at 05:25. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 22:20. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Galway 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 are used when traveling from Galway to Athlone?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Galway from the following stations: . Arriving at Athlone, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Athlone, Bus Station. 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 journeys from Galway to Athlone take place each day?

The exact number of journeys from Galway 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 10 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 Galway 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 Galway to Athlone varies, but in general, you can expect to find 10 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 0 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Galway 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 Galway to Athlone
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Galway to Athlone.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Galway 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 Galway 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 ticket prices typically fluctuate as the departure date approaches. However, for the upcoming days, train ticket costs remain steady at €8.49. Whether you plan ahead or decide last-minute, you'll find tickets within a similar price range. So, relax and book when you're ready! Remember to check the latest prices and availability before booking to ensure you have the most accurate information for your trip.

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Galway to Athlone

The cheapest Galway - Athlone train tickets can be found for as low as €7.21 if you’re lucky, or €8.01 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €8.79.

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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Galway to Athlone CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
4.94kg
Bus
5.29kg
Flight
14.12kg
Car
11.3kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Galway to Athlone by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Galway and Athlone are 4.94kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Galway and Athlone? By taking the train between Galway and Athlone you will save 9.18kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.35kg compared to a bus and 6.36kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Galway and Athlone by train?
Galway to Athlone is 70.6 km.
How long does the train between Galway and Athlone take?
Galway to Athlone is on average 1 hr 3 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hrs 55 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Galway to Athlone?
Galway to Athlone has 10 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Galway to Athlone leave?
The earliest train from Galway to Athlone departs at 05:25. 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 Galway to Athlone depart?
The latest train from Galway to Athlone departs at 22:20. 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 Galway to Athlone?
There are on average 10 direct connection(s) from Galway to go to Athlone.
What's the fastest journey time between Galway to Athlone by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Galway and Athlone is 0 hrs 55 mins.
Is there a direct train from Galway to Athlone?
Yes, there is a direct train between Galway and Athlone.
What are the CO2 emissions for Galway to Athlone by train?
The train journey from Galway to Athlone creates 4.94kg of CO2 emissions.

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