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There are 5 ways to get from Limerick to Castlerea by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Henry St to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station 251 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 to Castlerea, stop 555831 429

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Bus via Colbert Station, stop 635031  •  5h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Colbert Station, stop 635031 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 51
  2. Take the bus from Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 to Castlerea, stop 555831 429

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Train, bus  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the train from Limerick to Galway Limerick Service / ...
  2. Take the bus from Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 to Castlerea, stop 555831 429

Train  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the train from Limerick to Athenry Ic
  2. Take the train from Athenry to Athlone Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Athlone to Castlerea 800 / ...

Drive  •  1h 49m

  1. Drive from Limerick to Castlerea 159.3 km

Limerick to Castlerea by bus

The bus journey time between Limerick and Castlerea is around 4h 10m and covers a distance of around 183 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Citylink and Bus Eireann, the Limerick to Castlerea bus service departs from Henry St and arrives in Castlerea, stop 555831. Typically only one bus runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

1 Weekly Buses
4h 10m Average Duration
€18 Cheapest Price
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Limerick → Castlerea
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The cheapest way to get from Limerick to Castlerea is to bus via Colbert Station, stop 635031 which costs €16 - €25 and takes 5h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Limerick to Castlerea is to drive which costs €20 - €30 and takes 1h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Limerick to Castlerea. However, there are services departing from Henry St and arriving at Castlerea, stop 555831 via Galway Bus Station, stop 555041. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Limerick to Castlerea. However, there are services departing from Limerick and arriving at Castlerea via Athenry and Athlone. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 48m.

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The distance between Limerick and Castlerea is 123 km. The road distance is 159.3 km.

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The best way to get from Limerick to Castlerea without a car is to bus which takes 4h 10m and costs €18 - €30.

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It takes approximately 4h 10m to get from Limerick to Castlerea, including transfers.

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Limerick to Castlerea bus services, operated by Citylink, depart from Henry St station.

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Limerick to Castlerea train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Limerick station.

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The best way to get from Limerick to Castlerea is to bus which takes 4h 10m and costs €18 - €30. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €28 - €40 and takes 4h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Limerick to Castlerea.
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  • Distance: 122.8 km
  • Duration: 4h 10m

What companies run services between Limerick, Ireland and Castlerea, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Limerick to Castlerea via Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 in around 4h 10m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Limerick to Castlerea via Athenry and Athlone in around 4h 48m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Limerick to Galway
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€12 - €14
Flexible
€14 - €17
Train from Limerick to Athenry
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€11 - €13
Flexible
€13 - €15
Train from Athenry to Athlone
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€9 - €11
Flexible
€10 - €12
Train from Athlone to Castlerea
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€8 - €11
Flexible
€9 - €12
Bus operators
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Henry St to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €15
Website
Citylink
Standard
€10 - €15
Web Fare
€8 - €12
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 Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 to Castlerea, stop 555831
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Colbert Station, stop 635031 to Galway Bus Station, stop 555041
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Bus Eireann

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Limerick to Castlerea bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Castlerea, stop 555831 station.

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Limerick to Castlerea train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Castlerea station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Limerick to Castlerea is 159 km. It takes approximately 1h 49m to drive from Limerick to Castlerea.

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