Trains Limerick to Athlone: Times, Prices and Tickets

24/06/2024
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Limerick to Athlone by train

The journey from Limerick to Athlone by train is 96.69 km and takes 3 hrs 27 mins. There are 18 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:55 and the last at 19:50. It is possible to travel from Limerick to Athlone by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration3 hrs 27 mins
Connection per Day18
First Departure05:55
Last Departure19:50
Distance96.69 km
DepartureLimerick
ArrivalAthlone
CarriersIrish Rail

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How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from Limerick to Athlone?

The prices for train tickets from Limerick 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 Limerick 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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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 Limerick to Athlone.

How long does it take to get from Limerick to Athlone by train?

With a distance of 96.69 km between Limerick and Athlone, it will usually take 3 hrs 27 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 27 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 Limerick 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 Limerick and Athlone will complete the journey in 2 hrs 32 mins. On average, it will take you about 3 hrs 27 mins to travel the 96.69 km between Limerick and Athlone.

When do the first and last departures from Limerick to Athlone leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Limerick to Athlone, which usually leaves at 05:55. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 19:50. 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 Limerick at 05:55, and the last departure will leave at 19:50. 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 Limerick 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 Limerick to Athlone route?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Limerick from the following stations: Limerick, Dublin Rd (Hurler's Pub),Limerick Bus 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 daily journeys are there from Limerick to Athlone?

You will be able to travel from Limerick to Athlone using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 18 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Limerick to Athlone using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 0 direct connections from Limerick to Athlone each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 18 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Limerick 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 Limerick to Athlone
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Limerick to Athlone.

Book in advance and save

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

The cheapest Limerick - Athlone train tickets can be found for as low as €3.50 if you’re lucky, or €4.53 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €5.82.

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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Limerick to Athlone CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
6.77kg
Bus
7.25kg
Flight
19.34kg
Car
15.47kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Limerick to Athlone by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Limerick and Athlone are 6.77kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Limerick and Athlone? By taking the train between Limerick and Athlone you will save 12.57kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.48kg compared to a bus and 8.7kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Limerick and Athlone by train?
Limerick to Athlone is 96.69 km.
How long does the train between Limerick and Athlone take?
Limerick to Athlone is on average 3 hrs 27 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hrs 32 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Limerick to Athlone?
Limerick to Athlone has 18 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Limerick to Athlone leave?
The earliest train from Limerick to Athlone departs at 05:55. 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 Limerick to Athlone depart?
The latest train from Limerick to Athlone departs at 19:50. 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 Limerick to Athlone by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Limerick and Athlone is 2 hrs 32 mins.
Is there a direct train from Limerick to Athlone?
Yes, there is a direct train between Limerick and Athlone.
What are the CO2 emissions for Limerick to Athlone by train?
The train journey from Limerick to Athlone creates 6.77kg of CO2 emissions.

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