There are 4 ways to get from Athlone to Sligo by bus, train or car

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Bus, train  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Athlone, Athlone Bus Station to Longford, Outside Train Station 466 / ...
  2. Take the train from Longford to Sligo Sligo/Longford Service

$30 - $40

Cheapest option

Bus Bus Feda Teoranta  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Athlone, Athlone B&Q to Galway Coach Station 763
  2. Take the bus from Galway Cathedral to Connolly's Pub, Markievicz Road 964

$23 - $64

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Athlone, Athlone Bus Station to Charlestown 440
  2. Take the bus from Market Square Charlestown to Wine Street Car Park, Wine Street, Sligo 922

$32 - $38

Drive  •  1 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Athlone to Sligo 72.1 miles

$15 - $23

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Athlone station to Sligo. However, there are services departing from Athlone, Athlone Bus Station and arriving at Wine Street Car Park, Wine Street, Sligo via Market Square Charlestown. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 12 min.

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The distance between Athlone and Sligo is 99 km. The road distance is 115.3 km.

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The best way to get from Athlone to Sligo without a car is to bus and train which takes 3 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to get from Athlone to Sligo, including transfers.

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Athlone to Sligo bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Athlone, Athlone Bus Station.

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Athlone to Sligo bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at Wine Street Car Park, Wine Street, Sligo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Athlone to Sligo is 115 km. It takes approximately 1 h 31 min to drive from Athlone to Sligo.

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There are 138+ hotels available in Sligo. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Athlone to Sligo.
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  • Distance: 61.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 23 min

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

You can take a bus from Athlone to Sligo via Charlestown and Market Square Charlestown in around 4 h 12 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Athlone, Athlone Bus Station to Longford, Outside Train Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Athlone, Athlone Bus Station to Charlestown
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Market Square Charlestown to Wine Street Car Park, Wine Street, Sligo
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Athlone, Athlone B&Q to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$11 - $17
Web Fare
$9 - $13
Bus Feda Teoranta
Website
feda.ie
Bus from Galway Cathedral to Connolly's Pub, Markievicz Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $24
Schedules at
feda.iesite

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