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There are 4 ways to get from Belfast to Thurles by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly Enterprise Service
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Thurles Cork/Mallow Service / ...

$67 - $94

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Bus  •  6 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport 705-x / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Damer Court Hotel, Damer Court Hotel X12

$36 - $56

2 alternative options

Bus, line 747 bus, train  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport X2a
  2. Take the line 747 bus from Dublin Airport to Heuston Station, Victoria Quay 747
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Thurles

$50 - $69

Drive  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Belfast to Thurles 196.9 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Thurles is to bus which costs £27 - £45 and takes 6 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Thurles is to drive which costs £30 - £50 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Thurles. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at Liberty Square Thurles via Dublin Airport and Roscrea, Rosemary Square Roscrea. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 40 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Thurles is 154 miles. The road distance is 196.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Thurles without a car is to train which takes 4 h 40 min and costs £50 - £75.

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It takes approximately 4 h 40 min to get from Belfast to Thurles, including transfers.

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Belfast to Thurles bus services, operated by Aircoach, depart from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Thurles is to train which takes 4 h 40 min and costs £50 - £75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £27 - £45 and takes 6 h 40 min.

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Belfast to Thurles bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Damer Court Hotel, Damer Court Hotel station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Belfast to Thurles is 197 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 8 min to drive from Belfast to Thurles.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Thurles.
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  • Distance: 154.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 40 min

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

You can take a train from Belfast to Thurles via Connolly, Busáras Luas Stop, Heuston Luas Stop, and Heuston in around 4 h 40 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Belfast to Thurles via Dublin Airport, Damer Court Hotel, Damer Court Hotel, and Roscrea, Rosemary Square Roscrea in around 6 h 40 min.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Thurles
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
irishrail.ie
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Aircoach
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Dublin Airport to Damer Court Hotel, Damer Court Hotel
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
Bus Eireann
Dublin Bus
Phone
+353 (01) 8734222
Website
dublinbus.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Heuston Station, Victoria Quay
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Website
dublinbus.ie

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There are 29+ hotels available in Thurles. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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