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

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Bus  •  1h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Carlow Coach Park, stop 335571 to Tullamore, stop 135651 73

€9 - €14

3 alternative options

Train  •  2h 39m

  1. Take the train from Carlow to Kildare
  2. Take the train from Kildare to Portarlington
  3. Take the train from Portarlington to Tullamore

€21 - €27

Taxi  •  57 min

  1. Take a taxi from Carlow to Tullamore 70.9 km

€100 - €120

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Carlow to Tullamore 70.9 km

€7 - €12

Carlow to Tullamore by bus

The bus journey time between Carlow and Tullamore is around 1h 37m and covers a distance of around 72 km. The fastest bus normally takes 1h 37m. Operated by Bus Eireann, the Carlow to Tullamore bus service departs from Carlow Coach Park, stop 335571 and arrives in Tullamore, stop 135651. Typically 13 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
1h 37m
Fastest bus time:
1h 37m
Bus distance:
72 km
Buses per week:
13
Cheapest price:
€9
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
11:20
Last bus departs at:
16:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Carlow to Tullamore bus schedules

Carlow → Tullamore
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  • 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.

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Last updated: 21 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Carlow to Tullamore is to drive which costs €7 - €12 and takes 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlow to Tullamore is to taxi which costs €100 - €120 and takes 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Carlow Coach Park, stop 335571 and arriving at Tullamore, stop 135651. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 37m.

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No, there is no direct train from Carlow to Tullamore. However, there are services departing from Carlow and arriving at Tullamore via Kildare and Portarlington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 39m.

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It is 61 km from Carlow to Tullamore. It is approximately 70.9 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Carlow to Tullamore without a car is to bus which takes 1h 37m and costs €9 - €14.

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The bus from Carlow Coach Park, stop 335571 to Tullamore, stop 135651 takes 1h 37m including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Carlow to Tullamore bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Carlow Coach Park, stop 335571 station.

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Carlow to Tullamore train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Carlow station.

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The best way to get from Carlow to Tullamore is to bus which takes 1h 37m and costs €9 - €14. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €21 - €27 and takes 2h 39m.

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  • Distance: 61.3 km
  • Duration: 1h 37m

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

Bus Eireann operates a bus from Carlow Coach Park, stop 335571 to Tullamore, stop 135651 twice daily. Tickets cost €9 - €14 and the journey takes 1h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Carlow to Tullamore via Kildare and Portarlington in around 2h 39m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Carlow to Kildare
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€8 - €10
Flexible
€8 - €10
Train from Kildare to Portarlington
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€6 - €8
Flexible
€7 - €8
Train from Portarlington to Tullamore
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€7 - €9
Flexible
€7 - €9
Bus operators
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 Carlow Coach Park, stop 335571 to Tullamore, stop 135651
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Bus Eireann
Other operators
Taxi from Carlow to Tullamore
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
€100 - €120
Erin Cabs
Phone
+353 59 913 5100
Website
erincabs.ie
Carlow Cab Service
Phone
+353 59 914 0000
Website
carlowcabs.com
Bridge Cabs Carlow
Phone
+353 59 917 0777
Website
bridgecabscarlow.ie

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Carlow to Tullamore bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Tullamore, stop 135651 station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlow to Tullamore is 71 km. It takes approximately 57 min to drive from Carlow to Tullamore.

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