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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Longford Station, stop 135771 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
  2. Take the bus from Galway City, Coach Station to Clifden, Clifden

Cheapest option

Bus via Sligo

  1. Take the bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 556261 to Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081
  2. Take the bus from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
  3. Take the bus from Galway City, Coach Station to Clifden, Clifden

3 alternative options

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Longford Station, stop 135771 to Athlone Bus Station, stop 555101
  2. Take the train from Athlone to Galway
  3. Take the bus from Galway City, Coach Station to Clifden, Clifden

Bus via Roscommon

  1. Take the bus from The Square Roscommon to Galway Cathedral
  2. Take the bus from Galway City, Coach Station to Clifden, Clifden

Drive

  1. Drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Clifden

Carrick-on-Shannon to Clifden by train and bus

8 Weekly Services
6h 24m Average Duration
€26 Cheapest Price
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Carrick-on-Shannon → Clifden
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Clifden is to bus via Sligo, which costs €22 - €40 and takes 6h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Clifden is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Clifden. However, there are services departing from Carrick Plaza, stop 556261 and arriving at Clifden, Clifden via Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 and Galway City, Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 41m.

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The distance between Carrick-on-Shannon and Clifden is 136 km. The road distance is 171.6 km.

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The best way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Clifden without a car is to bus which takes 6h 24m and costs €25 - €45.

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It takes approximately 6h 24m to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Clifden, including transfers.

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Carrick-on-Shannon to Clifden bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Carrick Plaza, stop 556261 station.

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Carrick-on-Shannon to Clifden bus services, operated by Citylink, arrive at Clifden, Clifden station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carrick-on-Shannon to Clifden is 172 km. It takes approximately 2h 18m to drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Clifden.

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There are 39+ hotels available in Clifden. Prices start at €100 per night.

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Map of how to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Clifden.
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  • Distance: 136.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 24m

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

You can take a bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Clifden via Longford, Longford Station, stop 135771, Galway Bus Station, stop 555041, and Galway City, Coach Station in around 6h 24m.

Train operators
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 Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 to Clifden, stop 635401
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 556261 to Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Bus Eireann
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
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Galway City, Coach Station to Clifden, Clifden
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €13
Website
Citylink
Standard
€9 - €13
Web Fare
€7 - €10
Bus4u
Phone
+353 86 043 0753
Email
brenboyle@eircom.net
Website
bus4u.net
Bus from The Square Roscommon to Galway Cathedral
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Bus4u

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