Trains Waterford to Athlone: Times, Prices and Tickets

15/06/2024
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Waterford to Athlone by train

The journey from Waterford to Athlone by train is 142.42 km and takes 3 hrs 51 mins. There are 8 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:55 and the last at 18:05. It is possible to travel from Waterford to Athlone by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration3 hrs 51 mins
Connection per Day8
First Departure05:55
Last Departure18:05
Distance142.42 km
DepartureWaterford
ArrivalAthlone
CarriersIrish Rail

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How much do train tickets from Waterford to Athlone cost?

On average, a train ticket from Waterford 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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Prices will vary when you travel from Waterford 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 does it take to get from Waterford to Athlone by train?

The average journey time is 3 hrs 51 mins. This is how long it takes to cross the 142.42 km from Waterford to Athlone. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Waterford to Athlone to take longer than 3 hrs 51 mins. In order to get from Waterford 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 Waterford and Athlone will complete the journey in 2 hrs 44 mins. On average, it will take you about 3 hrs 51 mins to travel the 142.42 km between Waterford and Athlone.

What time are the departures from Waterford to Athlone?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Waterford to Athlone leaving at 05:55. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 18:05.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays. The first departure of the night from Waterford to Athlone leaves at 05:55, while the last journey sets out at 18:05. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Waterford and Athlone. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking.

Which stations can I use on the Waterford 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 Waterford from the following stations: Waterford 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 times a day do journeys run from Waterford to Athlone?

If you want to get from Waterford to Athlone, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 8 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 0 direct journeys between Waterford and Athlone. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 8 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Waterford 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 Waterford to Athlone
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Waterford to Athlone.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Waterford 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 Waterford 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 €1.00 to €18.53 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 95% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Waterford to Athlone

The cheapest Waterford - Athlone train tickets can be found for as low as €5.75 if you’re lucky, or €8.50 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €11.99.

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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Waterford to Athlone CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
9.97kg
Bus
10.68kg
Flight
28.48kg
Car
22.79kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Waterford to Athlone by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Waterford and Athlone are 9.97kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Waterford and Athlone? By taking the train between Waterford and Athlone you will save 18.51kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.71kg compared to a bus and 12.82kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Waterford and Athlone by train?
Waterford to Athlone is 142.42 km.
How long does the train between Waterford and Athlone take?
Waterford to Athlone is on average 3 hrs 51 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hrs 44 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Waterford to Athlone?
Waterford to Athlone has 8 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Waterford to Athlone leave?
The earliest train from Waterford 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 Waterford to Athlone depart?
The latest train from Waterford to Athlone departs at 18:05. 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 Waterford to Athlone by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Waterford and Athlone is 2 hrs 44 mins.
Is there a direct train from Waterford to Athlone?
Yes, there is a direct train between Waterford and Athlone.
What are the CO2 emissions for Waterford to Athlone by train?
The train journey from Waterford to Athlone creates 9.97kg of CO2 emissions.

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