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There are 5 ways to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Athlone by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train, bus  •  2h 24m

  1. Take the train from Carrick on Shannon to Longford Sligo/Longford Service / ...
  2. Take the bus from Longford Station, stop 135771 to Athlone Bus Station, stop 555101 466 / ...

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Line 23 bus, bus  •  2h 31m

  1. Take the line 23 bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 to Longford Station, stop 135771 23 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Longford Station, stop 135771 to Athlone Bus Station, stop 555101 466 / ...

3 alternative options

Train, bus via Golden Island, stop 500191  •  2h 34m

  1. Take the train from Carrick on Shannon to Longford Sligo/Longford Service / ...
  2. Take the bus from Longford Station, stop 135771 to Golden Island, stop 500191 466

Taxi  •  1h 2m

  1. Take a taxi from Carrick-on-Shannon to Athlone 73.7 km

Drive  •  1h 2m

  1. Drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Athlone 73.7 km

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The cost-effective way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Athlone is to line 23 bus and bus, which costs €10 - €15 and takes 2h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Athlone is to taxi which costs €100 - €130 and takes 1h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Athlone station. However, there are services departing from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 and arriving at Athlone Bus Station, stop 555101 via Longford Station, stop 135771. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 31m.

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The distance between Carrick-on-Shannon and Athlone is 59 km. The road distance is 73.7 km.

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The best way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Athlone without a car is to train and bus which takes 2h 24m and costs €15 - €21.

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It takes approximately 2h 24m to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Athlone, including transfers.

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Carrick-on-Shannon to Athlone bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 station.

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Carrick-on-Shannon to Athlone bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Athlone Bus Station, stop 555101.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carrick-on-Shannon to Athlone is 74 km. It takes approximately 1h 2m to drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Athlone.

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Map of how to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Athlone.
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  • Distance: 58.9 km
  • Duration: 2h 24m

What companies run services between Carrick-on-Shannon, IE-LM, Ireland and Athlone, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Athlone via Longford Station, stop 135771 in around 2h 31m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
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 Longford Station, stop 135771 to Athlone Bus Station, stop 555101
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 to Longford Station, stop 135771
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Longford Station, stop 135771 to Golden Island, stop 500191
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Bus Eireann
Other operators
Taxi from Carrick-on-Shannon to Athlone
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Estimated price
€100 - €130
Leitrim Taxis and Transport Service
Phone
+353 83 856 9506
Website
leitrimtaxis.ie
AC Cabs
Phone
+353 86 730 7852

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