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There are 4 ways to get from Castletownroche to Tullamore by bus, train or car

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Line 243 bus, train  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the line 243 bus from Castletownroche, stop 231571 to Mallow Town Park, stop 631061 243
  2. Take the train from Mallow to Portlaoise, Portlaoise
  3. Take the train from Portlaoise, Portlaoise to Portarlington
  4. Take the train from Portarlington to Tullamore

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Bus  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Mallow Town Park, stop 631061 to Colbert Station, stop 635031 51
  2. Take the bus from Colbert Station, stop 635031 to Birr, stop 152101 72 / ...

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  5h 13m

  1. Take the train from Mallow to Portlaoise, Portlaoise Cork/Mallow Service
  2. Take the bus from Portlaoise, Outside Train Station to Market Square Tullamore 829

Drive  •  1h 51m

  1. Drive from Castletownroche to Tullamore 172.8 km

Castletownroche to Tullamore by bus, walk and train

The journey time between Castletownroche and Tullamore is around 3h 36m and covers a distance of around 206 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 21m. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 36m. Operated by Bus Eireann and Irish Rail, the Castletownroche to Tullamore service departs from Castletownroche, stop 231571 and arrives in Tullamore. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 15m
Layover time:
1h 21m
Total time:
3h 36m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 36m
Journey distance:
206 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€34
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
16:55
Last service departs at:
16:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Castletownroche to Tullamore bus, walk and train schedules

Castletownroche → Tullamore
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COVID-19 help in Ireland

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1850 24 1850

Frequently Asked Questions


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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tullamore is 1850 24 1850.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Tullamore is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Tullamore is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1850 24 1850.

Last updated: 25 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Castletownroche to Tullamore is to bus, which costs €13 - €21 and takes 6h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Castletownroche to Tullamore is to drive which costs €20 - €29 and takes 1h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Castletownroche to Tullamore. However, there are services departing from Castletownroche, stop 231571 and arriving at Tullamore, Classy Cloggs via Mallow Town Park, stop 631061, Colbert Station, stop 635031 and Birr, Birr Square. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 11m.

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The distance between Castletownroche and Tullamore is 139 km. The road distance is 172.8 km.

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The best way to get from Castletownroche to Tullamore without a car is to line 243 bus and train which takes 4h 59m and costs €30 - €50.

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It takes approximately 4h 59m to get from Castletownroche to Tullamore, including transfers.

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Castletownroche to Tullamore bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Mallow Town Park, stop 631061 station.

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Castletownroche to Tullamore bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Birr, stop 152101 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Castletownroche to Tullamore is 173 km. It takes approximately 1h 51m to drive from Castletownroche to Tullamore.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Tullamore. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Castletownroche to Tullamore.
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  • Distance: 138.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 59m

What companies run services between Castletownroche, Ireland and Tullamore, IE-OY, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Castletownroche to Tullamore via Mallow Town Park, stop 631061, Colbert Station, stop 635031, and Birr, Birr Square in around 6h 11m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Mallow to Portlaoise, Portlaoise
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€14 - €17
Flexible
€17 - €20
Train from Portlaoise, Portlaoise to Portarlington
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€6 - €8
Flexible
€6 - €8
Train from Portarlington to Tullamore
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€7 - €9
Flexible
€7 - €9
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 Castletownroche, stop 231571 to Mallow Town Park, stop 631061
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Mallow Town Park, stop 631061 to Colbert Station, stop 635031
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Colbert Station, stop 635031 to Birr, stop 152101
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Bus Eireann
Slieve Bloom Coach Tours
Phone
05786-24416
Email
slievebloomcoaches@live.com
Website
slievebloomcoaches.ie
Bus from Portlaoise, Outside Train Station to Market Square Tullamore
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Slieve Bloom Coach Tours

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