Trains Waterford to Athlone: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Waterford to Athlone by train

The journey from Waterford to Athlone by train is 142.3 km and takes 2 h 44 min. There are 8 connections per day, with the first departure at 06:55 and the last at 17:30. 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 Duration 2 h 44 min
Connection per Day 8
First Departure 06:55
Last Departure 17:30
Distance 142.3 km
Departure Waterford
Arrival Athlone
Carriers Irish Rail

Waterford to Athlone Train Times

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Departure date
Friday,Sep 29 2023

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

When you're traveling from Waterford to Athlone, you can expect to pay an average of approximately €13.56. You might be able to find prices as low as €2.12, 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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Cheap 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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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!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Irish Rail is the national railway operator in Ireland, providing passenger services throughout the country. With an extensive network spanning over 2,400km of railway lines, Irish Rail connects major cities and villages like Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Limerick. The company operates a modern fleet of trains, including intercity and commuter services such as InterCity, Commuter and DART, and provides various ticket options to accommodate different needs and budgets.

Services on board Irish Rail from Waterford to Athlone
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Waterford to Athlone CO2 Emissions by Train

What are the CO2 emissions from Waterford to Athlone by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Waterford and Athlone are 1.2kg.
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 324.5kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 6.9kg compared to a bus and 30.2kg compared to a car.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Waterford and Athlone by train?
Waterford to Athlone is 142.3 km.
How long does the train between Waterford and Athlone take?
Waterford to Athlone is on average 3 h 37 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 h 44 min.
Which companies operate from Waterford to Athlone?
The train journey from Waterford to Athlone is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Irish Rail.
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 06:55. 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 17:30. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
From which stations can I leave from Waterford to Athlone?
There are 1 station(s) that you can depart from Waterford to go to Athlone. You can go from Waterford (plunkett) and you can arrive at Athlone.
What's the fastest journey time between Waterford to Athlone by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Waterford and Athlone is 2 h 44 min.
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 1.2kg of CO2 emissions.

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