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There are 7 ways to get from Chester to Tullamore by train, ferry, car ferry, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead
  2. Take the ferry from Holyhead Port to Dublin Port Terminal 2
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Tullamore

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Train to Liverpool, fly, train

  1. Take the train from Chester to Liverpool South Parkway
  2. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Dublin (DUB)
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Tullamore

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Train, car ferry

  1. Take the train from Chester to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Tullamore

Train, car ferry, bus

  1. Take the train from Chester to Llandudno Junction
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  3. Take the bus from Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge to Tullamore, Classy Cloggs

Train, ferry, bus

  1. Take the train from Shotton to Holyhead
  2. Take the ferry from Holyhead Port to Dublin Port Terminal 2
  3. Take the bus from Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge to Tullamore, Classy Cloggs

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Chester to Holyhead
  2. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  3. Drive from Dublin to Tullamore

Train to Manchester, fly, train

  1. Take the train from Chester to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Dublin (DUB)
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Tullamore

Chester to Tullamore by train, ferry, walk, bus and tram

The journey time between Chester and Tullamore is around 8h 21m and covers a distance of around 356 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 58m. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 21m. Services are operated by Transport for Wales, Avanti West Coast, Irish Ferries and others. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
6h 22m
Layover time:
1h 58m
Total time:
8h 21m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
8h 21m
Journey distance:
356 km
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
€85
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
12:10
Last service departs at:
12:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chester to Tullamore train, ferry, walk, bus and tram schedules

United Kingdom → Ireland
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International entry into Ireland from United Kingdom

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Conditions of entry into Ireland from United Kingdom

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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Rules to follow in Ireland

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Ireland from United Kingdom.

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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.

No, returning to United Kingdom from Ireland is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 8 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chester to Tullamore is to train and fly which costs £50 - £160 and takes 5h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Chester to Tullamore is to train and fly which costs £35 - £220 and takes 5h 17m.

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The distance between Chester and Tullamore is 306 km.

The best way to get from Chester to Tullamore without a car is to train and ferry which takes 9h and costs £70 - £160.

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It takes approximately 9h to get from Chester to Tullamore, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights from Manchester Airport to Dublin Airport.

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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 Chester to Tullamore.
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  • Distance: 306.3 km
  • Duration: 9h

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

There is no direct connection from Chester to Tullamore. However, you can take the train to Holyhead, take the walk to Holyhead Port, take the ferry to Dublin Port Terminal 2, take the walk to Ferry Terminal, stop 2270, take the line 53 bus to Mabbot Street, stop 4380, take the walk to Busáras, take the tram to Heuston, take the walk to Heuston, then take the train to Tullamore. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Chester to Tullamore via Holyhead, Holyhead, Dublin, Ferry Terminal, stop 2270, Mabbot Street, stop 4380, Busáras, Heuston, and Heuston in around 9h 9m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €130
Flights from Liverpool to Dublin
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €130
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Train operators
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Chester to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Shotton to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Chester to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Chester to Liverpool South Parkway
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
tfw.wales
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from Chester to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €140
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
€35 - €50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€100 - €140
Train from Chester to Llandudno Junction
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€20 - €75
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
€20 - €26
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€50 - €75
Bus operators
Kearns Transport
Phone
057 912 0124
Email
info@kearnstransport.com
Website
kearnstransport.com
Bus from Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge to Tullamore, Classy Cloggs
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Kearns Transport
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Ferry from Holyhead Port to Dublin Port Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€33 - €37
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
€120 - €140
On Foot
€33 - €37

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