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There are 4 ways to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Athy by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the train from Carrick on Shannon to Kilcock Sligo/Longford Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Athy Kildare/Waterford Service / ...

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Bus  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 to Heuston Station, stop 135421 23
  2. Take the bus from Dublin City, Parkgate St to Athy, Duke Street 717 / ...

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5h 1m

  1. Take the train from Carrick On Shannon to Dublin Connolly Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Newlands to Athy, Duke Street 717 / ...

Drive  •  2h 8m

  1. Drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Athy 155.2 km

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The cheapest way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Athy is to bus which costs €19 - €40 and takes 4h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Athy is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Athy. However, there are services departing from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 and arriving at Athy, Duke Street via Dublin City, Parkgate St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 34m.

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The distance between Carrick-on-Shannon and Athy is 129 km. The road distance is 155.2 km.

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The best way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Athy without a car is to train which takes 4h 25m and costs €28 - €40.

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It takes approximately 4h 25m to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Athy, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Athy is to train which takes 4h 25m and costs €28 - €40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €19 - €40 and takes 4h 34m.

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Carrick-on-Shannon to Athy bus services, operated by J.J.Kavanagh & Sons, arrive at Athy, Duke Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carrick-on-Shannon to Athy is 155 km. It takes approximately 2h 8m to drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Athy.

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  • Distance: 128.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 25m

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

You can take a train from Carrick-on-Shannon to Athy via Kilcock, Kilcock Square, stop 103421, Heuston Station, stop 135421, and Heuston in around 4h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Athy via Heuston Station, stop 135421 and Dublin City, Parkgate St in around 4h 34m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Carrick on Shannon to Kilcock
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€12 - €15
Flexible
€14 - €17
Train from Heuston to Athy
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€9 - €12
Flexible
€10 - €12
Train from Carrick On Shannon to Dublin Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€14 - €17
Flexible
€17 - €20
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 Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 to Heuston Station, stop 135421
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Bus Eireann
J.J.Kavanagh & Sons
Phone
+353 818 333 222
Email
info@jjkavanagh.ie
Website
jjkavanagh.ie
Bus from Dublin City, Parkgate St to Athy, Duke Street
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
J.J.Kavanagh & Sons
Bus from Newlands to Athy, Duke Street
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
J.J.Kavanagh & Sons
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons
Phone
+353 56 8831189
Email
info@bkavcoaches.com
Website
bernardkavanaghcoaches.com
Bus from Heuston Station, Heuston Station to Athy, Duke Street
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons
Bus from Newlands to Athy, Duke Street
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons
Go-Ahead
Phone
1850 80 40 71
Email
customercomment@goaheadireland.ie
Website
goaheadireland.ie
Bus from Heuston Station, stop 135401 to Duke Street, stop 135582
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Go-Ahead

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