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

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Taxi, train, line 431 bus

  1. Take a taxi from Carrick-on-Shannon to Castlerea
  2. Take the train from Castlerea to Claremorris
  3. Take the line 431 bus from Claremorris to Cong North, Spar Shop

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Bus, line 431 bus

  1. Take the bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 556261 to Ballisodare, stop 558181
  2. Take the bus from Ballisodare, stop 558191 to Claremorris, stop 555371
  3. Take the line 431 bus from Claremorris to Cong North, Spar Shop

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Carrick on Shannon to Sligo
  2. Take the bus from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 to Claremorris, stop 555371

Drive

  1. Drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Cong

Carrick-on-Shannon to Cong by bus

The bus journey time between Carrick-on-Shannon and Cong is around 4h 28m and covers a distance of around 157 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h. Operated by Expressway and Local Link Galway, the Carrick-on-Shannon to Cong bus service departs from Carrick Plaza, stop 556261 and arrives in Cong North, Spar Shop. Typically 14 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

14 Weekly Buses
4h 28m Average Duration
- Cheapest Price
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Carrick-on-Shannon → Cong
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The cheapest way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Cong is to drive which costs €21 - €35 and takes 1h 35m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Cong. However, there are services departing from Carrick Plaza, stop 556261 and arriving at Cong North, Spar Shop via Ballisodare, stop 558191 and Claremorris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 28m.

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It is 90 km from Carrick-on-Shannon to Cong. It is approximately 112.1 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Cong without a car is to taxi and train and line 431 bus which takes 2h 40m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 40m to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Cong, including transfers.

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Carrick-on-Shannon to Cong bus services, operated by Expressway, depart from Carrick Plaza, stop 556261 station.

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Carrick-on-Shannon to Cong bus services, operated by Local Link Galway, arrive at Cong North, Spar Shop station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carrick-on-Shannon to Cong is 112 km. It takes approximately 1h 35m to drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Cong.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Cong. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Cong.
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  • Distance: 90.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 40m

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

You can take a bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Cong via Ballisodare, stop 558191, Claremorris, stop 555371, and Claremorris in around 4h 28m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Castlerea to Claremorris
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€7 - €9
Flexible
€8 - €10
Train from Carrick on Shannon to Sligo
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€9 - €11
Flexible
€10 - €12
Bus operators
Local Link Galway
Website
locallinkgalway.ie
Bus from Claremorris to Cong North, Spar Shop
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Website
Local Link Galway
Expressway
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 556261 to Ballisodare, stop 558181
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Ballisodare, stop 558191 to Claremorris, stop 555371
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 to Claremorris, stop 555371
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Other operators
Taxi from Carrick-on-Shannon to Castlerea
Ave. Duration
37 min
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Leitrim Taxis and Transport Service
Phone
+353 83 856 9506
Website
leitrimtaxis.ie
AC Cabs
Phone
+353 86 730 7852

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