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There are 5 ways to get from Athy to Belfast by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the train from Athy to Heuston Kildare/Waterford Service
  2. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre 400

$26 - $39

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Bus Dublin Coach  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Athy to Dublin, Eden Quay 817
  2. Take the bus from Custom House Quay to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre 400

$21 - $28

3 alternative options

Bus Bus Eireann  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Athy to Busáras 130
  2. Take the bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X2a / ...

$40 - $47

Train  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the train from Athy to Heuston Kildare/Waterford Service
  2. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station Enterprise Service

$53 - $80

Drive  •  2h 26m

  1. Drive from Athy to Belfast 150.4 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Athy to Belfast is to bus which costs 18€ - 25€ and takes 4h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Athy to Belfast is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athy to Belfast. However, there are services departing from Athy and arriving at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre via Custom House Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 10m.

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The distance between Athy and Belfast is 191 km. The road distance is 240.7 km.

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The best way to get from Athy to Belfast without a car is to train and bus which takes 3h 52m and costs 22€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 3h 52m to get from Athy to Belfast, including transfers.

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Athy to Belfast bus services, operated by Bernard Kavanagh & Sons, depart from Athy station.

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The best way to get from Athy to Belfast is to bus which takes 4h 10m and costs 18€ - 25€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4h 38m.

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Athy to Belfast bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, arrive at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Athy to Belfast is 241 km. It takes approximately 2h 26m to drive from Athy to Belfast.

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  • Distance: 119.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 52m

What companies run services between Athy, Ireland and Belfast, Northern Ireland?

You can take a bus from Athy to Belfast via Dublin, Eden Quay and Custom House Quay in around 4h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Athy to Belfast via Heuston, Heuston, George's Dock, and Connolly in around 4h 38m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Athy to Heuston
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
Irish Rail
Train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Irish Rail
Bus operators
Dublin Coach
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons
Phone
+353 56 8831189
Email
info@bkavcoaches.com
Website
bernardkavanaghcoaches.com
Bus from Athy to Dublin, Eden Quay
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Athy to Busáras
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
Bus Eireann

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