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

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Train  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly Enterprise Service
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Tullamore Galway Service / ...

€27 - €40

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Bus  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel 705-x
  2. Take the bus from Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge to Tullamore, Classy Cloggs 845 / ...

Bus via Edenderry  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Busaras Bus Station X1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Connolly Station, stop 135121 to Edenderry Town Hall, stop 102821 120 / ...

€30 - €39

Drive  •  2h 36m

  1. Drive from Belfast to Tullamore 225.9 km

€25 - €40

Belfast to Tullamore by train and tram

The journey time between Belfast and Tullamore is around 5h 12m and covers a distance of around 277 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 28m. Operated by Irish Rail and Luas, the Belfast to Tullamore service departs from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place and arrives in Tullamore. Typically 45 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 12m
Fastest journey time:
3h 28m
Journey distance:
277 km
Services per week:
45
Cheapest price:
€27
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:50
Last service departs at:
20:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Belfast to Tullamore train and tram schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tullamore is 1850 24 1850.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Tullamore is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Tullamore is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1850 24 1850.

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The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Tullamore is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Tullamore is to drive which costs £22 - £35 and takes 2h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Tullamore. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at Tullamore, Classy Cloggs via Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Belfast to Tullamore. However, there are services departing from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place and arriving at Tullamore via Busáras and Heuston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 20m.

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The distance between Belfast and Tullamore is 179 km. The road distance is 225.9 km.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Tullamore without a car is to train which takes 4h 20m and costs £22 - £35.

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It takes approximately 4h 20m to get from Belfast to Tullamore, including transfers.

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

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Belfast to Tullamore train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place station.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Tullamore is to train which takes 4h 20m and costs £22 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Tullamore.
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  • Distance: 179.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 20m

What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Tullamore, IE-OY, Ireland?

You can take a train from Belfast to Tullamore via Connolly, Busáras, Heuston, and Heuston in around 4h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Belfast to Tullamore via The Gresham Hotel and Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge in around 4h 55m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €23
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€15 - €18
Flexible
€19 - €23
Train from Heuston to Tullamore
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€10 - €13
Flexible
€12 - €15
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to The Gresham Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€13
Website
Aircoach
Kearns Transport
Phone
057 912 0124
Email
info@kearnstransport.com
Website
kearnstransport.com
Bus from Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge to Tullamore, Classy Cloggs
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Kearns Transport
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Belfast Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Busaras Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €27
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Go-Ahead
Phone
1850 80 40 71
Email
customercomment@goaheadireland.ie
Website
goaheadireland.ie
Bus from Connolly Station, stop 135121 to Edenderry Town Hall, stop 102821
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Go-Ahead

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Belfast to Tullamore bus services, operated by Kearns Transport, arrive at Tullamore, Classy Cloggs station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Belfast to Tullamore is 226 km. It takes approximately 2h 36m to drive from Belfast to Tullamore.

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