Trains Kilkenny to Athlone: Times, Prices and Tickets

25/05/2024
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Kilkenny to Athlone by train

The journey from Kilkenny to Athlone by train is 98.51 km and takes 3 hrs 2 mins. There are 7 connections per day, with the first departure at 06:35 and the last at 18:45. It is possible to travel from Kilkenny to Athlone by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration3 hrs 2 mins
Connection per Day7
First Departure06:35
Last Departure18:45
Distance98.51 km
DepartureKilkenny
ArrivalAthlone
CarriersIrish Rail

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

The prices for train tickets from Kilkenny to Athlone vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Kilkenny to Athlone will cost . The average train ticket price is approximately . For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Kilkenny 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 long will it take me to travel from Kilkenny to Athlone by train?

With a distance of 98.51 km between Kilkenny and Athlone, it will usually take 3 hrs 2 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 3 hrs 2 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. In order to get from Kilkenny 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 Kilkenny and Athlone will complete the journey in 2 hrs 19 mins. On average, it will take you about 3 hrs 2 mins to travel the 98.51 km between Kilkenny and Athlone.

What time are the departures from Kilkenny to Athlone?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Kilkenny to Athlone, which usually leaves at 06:35. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 18:45. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Kilkenny to Athlone, which usually leaves at 06:35. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 18:45. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

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

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Kilkenny from the following stations: Kilkenny Railway Station. 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 times a day do departures from Kilkenny leave for Athlone?

On average, there are 7 daily departures from Kilkenny to Athlone. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 0 departures from Kilkenny which travel directly to Athlone. There are 7 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Kilkenny 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 Kilkenny to Athlone
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Kilkenny to Athlone.

Book in advance and save

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

The cheapest Kilkenny - Athlone train tickets can be found for as low as €5.99 if you’re lucky, or €8.12 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €11.00.

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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Kilkenny to Athlone CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
6.9kg
Bus
7.39kg
Flight
19.7kg
Car
15.76kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Kilkenny to Athlone by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Kilkenny and Athlone are 6.9kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Kilkenny and Athlone? By taking the train between Kilkenny and Athlone you will save 12.8kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.49kg compared to a bus and 8.86kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Kilkenny and Athlone by train?
Kilkenny to Athlone is 98.51 km.
How long does the train between Kilkenny and Athlone take?
Kilkenny to Athlone is on average 3 hrs 2 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hrs 19 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Kilkenny to Athlone?
Kilkenny to Athlone has 7 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Kilkenny to Athlone leave?
The earliest train from Kilkenny to Athlone departs at 06:35. 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 Kilkenny to Athlone depart?
The latest train from Kilkenny to Athlone departs at 18:45. 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 Kilkenny to Athlone by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Kilkenny and Athlone is 2 hrs 19 mins.
Is there a direct train from Kilkenny to Athlone?
Yes, there is a direct train between Kilkenny and Athlone.
What are the CO2 emissions for Kilkenny to Athlone by train?
The train journey from Kilkenny to Athlone creates 6.9kg of CO2 emissions.

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