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

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Bus  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Longford Station, stop 135771 to Athlone Bus Station, stop 555101 466 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Athlone Bus Station, stop 555101 to Birr, stop 152181 72

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Bus via Kinnegad  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 to Austin Friar Street, stop 135751 23
  2. Take the bus from Main Street to Birr 845 / ...

Train  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the train from Carrick on Shannon to Connolly Sligo/Longford Service
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Tullamore Galway Service / ...

Drive  •  1h 34m

  1. Drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Birr 116.8 km

Carrick-on-Shannon to Birr by train and bus

20 Weekly Services
4h 6m Average Duration
€18 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Birr is to bus which costs €17 - €26 and takes 4h 6m.

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The fastest way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Birr is to drive which takes 1h 34m and costs €21 - €35.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Birr. However, there are services departing from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 and arriving at Birr via Austin Friar Street, stop 135751 and Main Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 43m.

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The distance between Carrick-on-Shannon and Birr is 95 km. The road distance is 116.8 km.

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The best way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Birr without a car is to bus which takes 4h 6m and costs €17 - €26.

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It takes approximately 4h 6m to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Birr, including transfers.

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Carrick-on-Shannon to Birr bus services, operated by Expressway, depart from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 station.

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The best way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Birr is to bus which takes 4h 6m and costs €17 - €26. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €25 - €40 and takes 6h 5m.

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Carrick-on-Shannon to Birr bus services, operated by Kearns Transport, arrive at Birr station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carrick-on-Shannon to Birr is 117 km. It takes approximately 1h 34m to drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Birr.

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  • Distance: 95 km
  • Duration: 4h 6m

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

You can take a bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Birr via Longford, Longford Station, stop 135771, and Athlone Bus Station, stop 555101 in around 4h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Carrick-on-Shannon to Birr via Connolly, Busáras, Heuston, Heuston, Tullamore, and County Council Offices in around 6h 5m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Carrick on Shannon to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€14 - €17
Flexible
€17 - €20
Train from Heuston to Tullamore
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€10 - €13
Flexible
€12 - €15
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
51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Athlone Bus Station, stop 555101 to Birr, stop 152181
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
Bus Eireann
Expressway
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 to Austin Friar Street, stop 135751
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Kearns Transport
Phone
057 912 0124
Email
info@kearnstransport.com
Website
kearnstransport.com
Bus from Main Street to Birr
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Kearns Transport

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