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

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Train  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the train from Carrick-on-Shannon to Dublin Connolly rail
  2. Take the train from Dublin Connolly to Dundalk rail

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Train, bus  •  4h

  1. Take the train from Carrick-on-Shannon to Mullingar rail / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mullingar Station to Dundalk Garda Stn 167

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Bus  •  4h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Austin Friar Street 23
  2. Take the bus from Austin Friar Street to Dundalk Garda Stn 167

Bus, line 929 bus  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Ballinamore 564
  2. Take the line 929 bus from The Square to Cavan Bus Station 929
  3. Take the bus from Cavan Bus Station to Dundalk Rail Stn 170

Drive  •  2h 4m

  1. Drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Dundalk 149.4 km

Carrick-on-Shannon to Dundalk by train

106 Weekly Trains
3h 45m Average Duration
€23 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Dundalk is to train and bus which costs €19 - €28 and takes 4h.

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The fastest way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Dundalk is to drive which takes 2h 4m and costs €27 - €40.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Dundalk. However, there are services departing from Carrick-on-Shannon and arriving at Dundalk Garda Stn via Austin Friar Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 13m.

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No, there is no direct train from Carrick-on-Shannon to Dundalk. However, there are services departing from Carrick-on-Shannon and arriving at Dundalk via Dublin Connolly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 45m.

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The distance between Carrick-on-Shannon and Dundalk is 245 km. The road distance is 149.4 km.

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The best way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Dundalk without a car is to train which takes 3h 45m and costs €23 - €35.

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It takes approximately 3h 45m to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Dundalk, including transfers.

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Carrick-on-Shannon to Dundalk bus services, operated by Bus Éireann, depart from Carrick-on-Shannon station.

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Carrick-on-Shannon to Dundalk train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Carrick-on-Shannon station.

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The best way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Dundalk is to train which takes 3h 45m and costs €23 - €35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €21 - €35 and takes 4h 13m.

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Map of how to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Dundalk.
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  • Distance: 245 km
  • Duration: 3h 45m

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

You can take a train from Carrick-on-Shannon to Dundalk via Dublin Connolly in around 3h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Dundalk via Austin Friar Street in around 4h 13m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Carrick-on-Shannon to Dublin Connolly
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/
Schedules at
https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/train-timetables
Book at
https://journeyplanner.irishrail.ie/webapp/#!P|TP!histId|0!histKey|H111568
Semi Flexible
€14 - €20
Flexible
€14 - €21
Train from Dublin Connolly to Dundalk
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/
Schedules at
https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/train-timetables
Book at
https://journeyplanner.irishrail.ie/webapp/#!P|TP!histId|0!histKey|H111568
Semi Flexible
€9 - €13
Flexible
€9 - €13
Train from Carrick-on-Shannon to Mullingar
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/
Schedules at
https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/train-timetables
Book at
https://journeyplanner.irishrail.ie/webapp/#!P|TP!histId|0!histKey|H111568
Semi Flexible
€8 - €12
Flexible
€8 - €12
Bus operators
Bus Éireann
Phone
+353 1 836 6111
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Mullingar Station to Dundalk Garda Stn
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
https://www.buseireann.ie/
Bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Austin Friar Street
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
https://www.buseireann.ie/
Bus from Austin Friar Street to Dundalk Garda Stn
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
https://www.buseireann.ie/
Bus from Cavan Bus Station to Dundalk Rail Stn
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
https://www.buseireann.ie/
Expressway
Phone
0818 836611
Website
expressway.ie
Bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Mullingar Castle St
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
https://www.expressway.ie/
Schedules at
https://www.expressway.ie/routes-and-timetables
Book at
https://www.expressway.ie/journey-search
Standard
€12 - €18
Local Link Donegal Sligo Leitrim
Phone
074 9741644
Email
Donegal@locallink.ie
Website
locallinkdonegal.ie
Bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Ballinamore
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
http://locallinkdonegal.ie/
Local Link Cavan Monaghan
Phone
1850 211 923
Email
cm@locallink.ie
Website
locallinkcm.ie
Bus from The Square to Cavan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
https://www.locallinkcm.ie/

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Carrick-on-Shannon to Dundalk bus services, operated by Bus Éireann, arrive at Dundalk Garda Stn station.

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Carrick-on-Shannon to Dundalk train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Dundalk station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carrick-on-Shannon to Dundalk is 149 km. It takes approximately 2h 4m to drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Dundalk.

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