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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Laois Shopping Centre to Tullamore, Tullamore

Train

  1. Take the train from Portlaoise, Portlaoise to Portarlington
  2. Take the train from Portarlington to Tullamore

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Portlaoise to Tullamore

Drive

  1. Drive from Portlaoise to Tullamore

Portlaoise to Tullamore by bus

The bus journey time between Portlaoise and Tullamore is around 36 min and covers a distance of around 34 km. The fastest bus normally takes 30 min. Operated by Slieve Bloom Coach Tours, Bus Eireann and TFI Local Link Laois Offaly, the Portlaoise to Tullamore bus service departs from Laois Shopping Centre and arrives in Tullamore, Tullamore. Typically 53 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
36 min
Fastest bus time:
30 min
Bus distance:
34 km
Buses per week:
53
Cheapest price:
€6
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
07:15
Last bus departs at:
21:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Portlaoise to Tullamore bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Portlaoise to Tullamore is to drive which costs €3 - €6 and takes 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Portlaoise to Tullamore is to taxi which costs €45 - €60 and takes 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Laois Shopping Centre and arriving at Tullamore, Tullamore. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Portlaoise to Tullamore. However, there are services departing from Portlaoise, Portlaoise and arriving at Tullamore via Portarlington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 23m.

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The distance between Portlaoise and Tullamore is 30 km. The road distance is 33 km.

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The best way to get from Portlaoise to Tullamore without a car is to bus which takes 35 min and costs €6 - €11.

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The bus from Laois Shopping Centre to Tullamore, Tullamore takes 35 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Portlaoise to Tullamore bus services, operated by Slieve Bloom Coach Tours, depart from Laois Shopping Centre station.

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Portlaoise to Tullamore train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Portlaoise, Portlaoise station.

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The best way to get from Portlaoise to Tullamore is to bus which takes 35 min and costs €6 - €11. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €13 - €17 and takes 1h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Portlaoise to Tullamore.
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  • Distance: 29.7 km
  • Duration: 35 min

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

Slieve Bloom Coach Tours operates a bus from Laois Shopping Centre to Tullamore, Tullamore every 3 hours. Tickets cost €6 - €10 and the journey takes 35 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Portlaoise to Tullamore via Portarlington in around 1h 23m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
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 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€7 - €9
Flexible
€7 - €9
Columbuzz
Website
columbuzz.nl
Train from Portarlington to Tullamore
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Columbuzz
Bus operators
Slieve Bloom Coach Tours
Phone
05786-24416
Email
slievebloomcoaches@live.com
Website
slievebloomcoaches.ie
Bus from Laois Shopping Centre to Tullamore, Tullamore
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Slieve Bloom Coach Tours
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 Portlaoise Centre, stop 155321 to Tullamore, stop 135651
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Bus Eireann
TFI Local Link Laois Offaly
Phone
057 8692168
Email
lo@locallink.ie
Website
locallinklaoisoffaly.ie
Bus from Port Laoise to Tullamore
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
locallinklaoisoffaly.ie
Other operators
Taxi from Portlaoise to Tullamore
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Laois taxis
Phone
+353 57 866 5555
Kelly's Taxi Service
Phone
+353 86 262 4558
J Taxi Services
Phone
+353 87 242 1876
Website
jtaxiservices.ie
Charlie Taxi Services
Phone
+353 87 348 5118
Website
charlietaxiservices.ie

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Portlaoise to Tullamore bus services, operated by Slieve Bloom Coach Tours, arrive at Tullamore, Tullamore station.

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Portlaoise to Tullamore train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Tullamore station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portlaoise to Tullamore is 33 km. It takes approximately 27 min to drive from Portlaoise to Tullamore.

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