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There are 2 ways to get from Athlone to Dundalk by bus or car

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Bus  •  3h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Athlone Bus Station, stop 555101 to The Long Walk, stop 105091 70

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Drive  •  1h 59m

  1. Drive from Athlone to Dundalk 165.1 km

Athlone to Dundalk by bus

The bus journey time between Athlone and Dundalk is around 3h 9m and covers a distance of around 177 km. Operated by Bus Eireann, the Athlone to Dundalk bus service departs from Athlone Bus Station, stop 555101 and arrives in The Long Walk, stop 105091. Typically only one bus runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

1 Weekly Buses
3h 9m Average Duration
€15 Cheapest Price
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Athlone → Dundalk
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dundalk is 1850 24 1850.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Dundalk is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Dundalk is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 1 Jan 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Athlone to Dundalk is to bus, which costs €15 - €22 and takes 3h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Athlone to Dundalk is to drive which costs €19 - €29 and takes 1h 59m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Athlone Bus Station, stop 555101 station and arriving at The Long Walk, stop 105091. Services depart once a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3h 9m.

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The distance between Athlone and Dundalk is 119 km. The road distance is 165.1 km.

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The best way to get from Athlone to Dundalk without a car is to bus which takes 3h 9m and costs €15 - €22.

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The bus from Athlone Bus Station, stop 555101 to The Long Walk, stop 105091 takes 3h 9m including transfers and departs once a week.

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Athlone to Dundalk bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Athlone Bus Station, stop 555101.

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Athlone to Dundalk bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at The Long Walk, stop 105091 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Athlone to Dundalk is 165 km. It takes approximately 1h 59m to drive from Athlone to Dundalk.

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  • Distance: 118.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 9m

What companies run services between Athlone, Ireland and Dundalk, Ireland?

Bus Eireann operates a bus from Athlone Bus Station, stop 555101 to The Long Walk, stop 105091 once a week. Tickets cost €15 - €22 and the journey takes 3h 9m.

Bus operators
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

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Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Athlone Bus Station, stop 555101 to The Long Walk, stop 105091
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Bus Eireann

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