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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Longford Station, stop 135771 to Portlaoise Centre, stop 155411

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Bus via Carrick Plaza, stop 557811

  1. Take the bus from Longford Station, stop 135771 to Portlaoise Centre, stop 155411

2 alternative options

Train

  1. Take the train from Carrick on Shannon to Kilcock
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Portlaoise, Portlaoise

Drive

  1. Drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Portlaoise

Carrick-on-Shannon to Portlaoise by train and bus

The journey time between Carrick-on-Shannon and Portlaoise is around 3h 41m and covers a distance of around 150 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Irish Rail and Bus Eireann, the Carrick-on-Shannon to Portlaoise service departs from Carrick on Shannon and arrives in Portlaoise Centre, stop 155411. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

1 Weekly Services
3h 41m Average Duration
€20 Cheapest Price
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Carrick-on-Shannon → Portlaoise
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The cheapest way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Portlaoise is to bus via Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 which costs €14 - €20 and takes 3h 48m.

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The fastest way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Portlaoise is to drive which takes 1h 49m and costs €30 - €45.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Portlaoise. However, there are services departing from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 and arriving at Portlaoise Centre, stop 155411 via Longford Station, stop 135771. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 48m.

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The distance between Carrick-on-Shannon and Portlaoise is 114 km. The road distance is 149.4 km.

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The best way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Portlaoise without a car is to bus which takes 3h 41m and costs €19 - €26.

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It takes approximately 3h 41m to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Portlaoise, including transfers.

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Carrick-on-Shannon to Portlaoise bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Longford Station, stop 135771.

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The best way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Portlaoise is to bus which takes 3h 41m and costs €19 - €26. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €29 - €45 and takes 4h 11m.

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Carrick-on-Shannon to Portlaoise bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Portlaoise Centre, stop 155411 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carrick-on-Shannon to Portlaoise is 149 km. It takes approximately 1h 49m to drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Portlaoise.

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Map of how to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Portlaoise.
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  • Distance: 114.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 41m

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

Bus Eireann operates a bus from Longford Station, stop 135771 to Portlaoise Centre, stop 155411 once a week. Tickets cost €12 - €17 and the journey takes 2h 17m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Carrick-on-Shannon to Portlaoise via Kilcock, Kilcock Square, stop 103421, Heuston Station, stop 135421, and Heuston in around 4h 11m.

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 Portlaoise, Portlaoise
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€10 - €12
Flexible
€11 - €13
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 Portlaoise Centre, stop 155411
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Bus Eireann

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