Directions from Belfast to Athlone

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Recommended option

Bus  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport 705-x
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Athlone, Athlone B&Q 763 / ...

$27 - $43

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Belfast to Athlone 159.1 miles

$30 - $50

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

You can take a bus from Belfast to Athlone via Dublin Airport in around 4 h 32 min.

Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Athlone, Athlone B&Q
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$14 - $20
Web Fare
$11 - $17
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Athlone, Athlone Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Schedules at
buseireann.ie

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Belfast and Athlone is 185 km. The road distance is 255 km.

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Athlone is to bus which costs £19 - £35 and takes 4 h 32 min.

The quickest way to get from Belfast to Athlone is to drive which takes 2 h 48 min and costs £26 - £40.

No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Athlone. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at Athlone, Athlone B&Q via Dublin Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 32 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 32 min to get from Belfast to Athlone, including transfers.