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There are 2 ways to get from Dublin to Achill Island by train or car

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Train  •  2h 54m

  1. Take the train from Heuston to Castlebar, Castlebar Westport Service

19€ - 28€

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Drive  •  2h 43m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Castlebar 235.4 km

26€ - 40€

Dublin to Achill Island by train

The train journey time between Dublin and Achill Island is around 2h 57m and covers a distance of around 245 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 54m. Operated by Irish Rail, the Dublin to Achill Island train service departs from Heuston and arrives in Castlebar, Castlebar. Typically 23 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Dublin to Achill Island train schedules

Dublin → Achill Island
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Achill Island is 1850 24 1850.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Achill Island is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Achill Island 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: 9 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Achill Island is to train which costs 19€ - 28€ and takes 2h 54m.

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The fastest way to get from Dublin to Achill Island is to drive. Taking this option will cost 26€ - 40€ and takes 2h 43m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Heuston and arriving at Castlebar, Castlebar. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 54m.

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The distance between Dublin and Achill Island is 256 km. The road distance is 235.4 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Achill Island without a car is to train which takes 2h 54m and costs 19€ - 28€.

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The train from Heuston to Castlebar, Castlebar takes 2h 54m including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Dublin to Achill Island train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Heuston station.

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Dublin to Achill Island train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Castlebar, Castlebar station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Achill Island is 235 km. It takes approximately 2h 43m to drive from Dublin to Achill Island.

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There are 12+ hotels available in Achill Island. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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  • Distance: 256.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 54m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Achill Island, IE-MO, Ireland?

Irish Rail operates a train from Heuston to Castlebar, Castlebar 3 times a day. Tickets cost 19€ - 28€ and the journey takes 2h 54m.

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