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There are 4 ways to get from Athy to Dundalk by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Athy to Heuston
  2. Take the train from Connolly to Dundalk

Cheapest

Bus via Dublin

  1. Take the bus from Leinster Street, stop 136421 to Bachelors Walk, stop 316
  2. Take the bus from Rotunda, Cumberland Street North to Marshes Shopping Centre

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Athy to Dublin, Eden Quay
  2. Take the bus from Custom House Quay, stop 135271 to Dublin Road, stop 100521

Drive

  1. Drive from Athy to Dundalk

Athy to Dundalk by train and tram

58 Weekly Services
3h 2m Average Duration
€21 Cheapest Price
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Athy → 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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The cheapest way to get from Athy to Dundalk is to bus via Dublin which costs €14 - €16 and takes 3h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Athy to Dundalk is to drive which costs €18 - €27 and takes 1h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athy to Dundalk. However, there are services departing from Leinster Street, stop 136421 and arriving at Marshes Shopping Centre via Rotunda, Cumberland Street North. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 34m.

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No, there is no direct train from Athy to Dundalk. However, there are services departing from Athy and arriving at Dundalk via Heuston and Connolly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 2m.

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The distance between Athy and Dundalk is 118 km. The road distance is 156.6 km.

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The best way to get from Athy to Dundalk without a car is to train which takes 3h 2m and costs €20 - €35.

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It takes approximately 3h 2m to get from Athy to Dundalk, including transfers.

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Athy to Dundalk bus services, operated by Go-Ahead, depart from Leinster Street, stop 136421 station.

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Athy to Dundalk train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Athy station.

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The best way to get from Athy to Dundalk is to train which takes 3h 2m and costs €20 - €35. Alternatively, you can bus via Dublin, which costs €14 - €16 and takes 3h 34m.

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Map of how to get from Athy to Dundalk.
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  • Distance: 118.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 2m

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

You can take a train from Athy to Dundalk via Heuston, Heuston, Busáras, and Connolly in around 3h 2m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Athy to Dundalk via Bachelors Walk, stop 316 and Rotunda, Cumberland Street North in around 3h 34m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Athy to Heuston
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€9 - €12
Flexible
€11 - €13
Train from Connolly to Dundalk
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€10 - €12
Flexible
€12 - €15
Bus operators
Go-Ahead
Phone
1850 80 40 71
Email
customercomment@goaheadireland.ie
Website
goaheadireland.ie
Bus from Leinster Street, stop 136421 to Bachelors Walk, stop 316
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Go-Ahead
Matthews Coach Hire
Phone
+353 42 937 8188
Email
info@matthews.ie
Website
matthews.ie
Bus from Rotunda, Cumberland Street North to Marshes Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9
Website
Matthews Coach Hire
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
€10 - €13
Website
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons
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.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Custom House Quay, stop 135271 to Dublin Road, stop 100521
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Bus Eireann

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Athy to Dundalk bus services, operated by Matthews Coach Hire, arrive at Marshes Shopping Centre station.

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Athy to Dundalk train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Dundalk station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Athy to Dundalk is 157 km. It takes approximately 1h 37m to drive from Athy to Dundalk.

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