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There are 4 ways to get from Ballina to Tullamore by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 18m

  1. Take the train from Manulla Junction to Tullamore rail / ...

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Bus  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Ballina Bus Station to Mullingar Castle St 22
  2. Take the bus from Austin Friar Street to Tullamore Centre 837

Bus via Athlone  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Ballyvary to Athlone Station 440

Drive  •  2h 6m

  1. Drive from Ballina to Tullamore 170.3 km

Ballina to Tullamore by train

76 Weekly Trains
3h 18m Average Duration
€18 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Ballina to Tullamore is to train which costs €18 - €27 and takes 3h 18m.

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The fastest way to get from Ballina to Tullamore is to drive which takes 2h 6m and costs €30 - €50.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ballina station to Tullamore. However, there are services departing from Ballina Bus Station and arriving at Tullamore Centre via Austin Friar Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Ballina to Tullamore. However, there are services departing from Ballina and arriving at Tullamore via Manulla Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 18m.

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The distance between Ballina and Tullamore is 179 km. The road distance is 170.3 km.

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The best way to get from Ballina to Tullamore without a car is to train which takes 3h 18m and costs €18 - €27.

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It takes approximately 3h 18m to get from Ballina to Tullamore, including transfers.

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Ballina to Tullamore bus services, operated by Expressway, depart from Ballina Bus Station.

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Ballina to Tullamore train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Manulla Junction station.

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The best way to get from Ballina to Tullamore is to train which takes 3h 18m and costs €18 - €27. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €23 - €35 and takes 4h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Ballina to Tullamore.
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  • Distance: 178.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 18m

What companies run services between Ballina, IE-MO, Ireland and Tullamore, IE-OY, Ireland?

Irish Rail operates a train from Manulla Junction to Tullamore every 2 hours. Tickets cost €13 - €19 and the journey takes 1h 51m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ballina to Tullamore via Mullingar Castle St and Austin Friar Street in around 4h 20m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Manulla Junction to Tullamore
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/
Schedules at
https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/train-timetables
Book at
https://journeyplanner.irishrail.ie/webapp/#!P|TP!histId|0!histKey|H111568
Semi Flexible
€13 - €19
Flexible
€13 - €19
Bus operators
Expressway
Phone
0818 836611
Website
expressway.ie
Bus from Ballina Bus Station to Mullingar Castle St
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
https://www.expressway.ie/
Schedules at
https://www.expressway.ie/routes-and-timetables
Book at
https://www.expressway.ie/journey-search
Standard
€16 - €23
Slieve Bloom Coach Tours
Phone
05786-24416
Email
slievebloomcoaches@live.com
Website
slievebloomcoaches.ie
Bus from Austin Friar Street to Tullamore Centre
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Slieve Bloom Coach Tours
Bus Éireann
Phone
+353 1 836 6111
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Ballyvary to Athlone Station
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
https://www.buseireann.ie/

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Ballina to Tullamore bus services, operated by Slieve Bloom Coach Tours, arrive at Tullamore Centre station.

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Ballina to Tullamore train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Tullamore station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ballina to Tullamore is 170 km. It takes approximately 2h 6m to drive from Ballina to Tullamore.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Tullamore. Prices start at €55 per night.

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