There are 4 ways to get from Dublin Airport (DUB) to Athlone by bus, tram, train, car or towncar

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Bus  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Athlone, Athlone B&Q 763 / ...

$11 - $22

3 alternative options

Bus, tram, train  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Dublin Airport, Maldron Hotel to The 3Arena 747 / ...
  2. Take the tram from The Point Luas Stop to Heuston Luas Stop Red
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Athlone

$32 - $56

Drive  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Dublin Airport (DUB) to Athlone 81.6 miles

$17 - $26

Towncar  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take a town car from Dublin Airport to Athlone 81.6 miles

$250 - $360

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dublin Airport and arriving at Athlone, Athlone B&Q. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

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The distance between Dublin Airport (DUB) and Athlone is 113 km. The road distance is 130.5 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin Airport (DUB) to Athlone without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 25 min and costs .

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The bus from Dublin Airport to Athlone, Athlone B&Q takes 2 h 25 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Dublin Airport (DUB) to Athlone bus services, operated by Citylink, depart from Dublin Airport station.

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Dublin Airport (DUB) to Athlone bus services, operated by Citylink, arrive at Athlone, Athlone B&Q station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin Airport (DUB) to Athlone is 131 km. It takes approximately 1 h 20 min to drive from Dublin Airport (DUB) to Athlone.

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There are 45+ hotels available in Athlone. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Dublin Airport (DUB) to Athlone.
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  • Distance: 70.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 25 min

What companies run services between Dublin Airport (DUB), Ireland and Athlone, Ireland?

Citylink operates a bus from Dublin Airport (DUB) to Athlone hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $20 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min. Bus Eireann also services this route every 3 hours.

Train operators
Luas
Website
luas.ie
Tram from The Point Luas Stop to Heuston Luas Stop
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
luas.ie
Bus operators
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Athlone, Athlone B&Q
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$14 - $20
Web Fare
$11 - $16
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Athlone, Athlone Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Dublin Bus
Website
dublinbus.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport, Maldron Hotel to The 3Arena
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
dublinbus.ie
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to The 3Arena
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Dublin Airport to Athlone
Estimated price
$250 - $360

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