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There are 6 ways to get from Sligo to Tullamore by train, bus or car

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Train, bus via Longford

  1. Take the train from Sligo to Longford
  2. Take the bus from Longford Station, stop 135771 to Tullamore College, stop 135981

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Bus via Longford

  1. Take the bus from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 to Longford Station, stop 135771
  2. Take the bus from Longford Station, stop 135771 to Tullamore College, stop 135981

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 to Austin Friar Street, stop 135751
  2. Take the bus from Mullingar, Mullingar Austin Friar Street to Tullamore High Street Post Office

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Sligo to Mullingar, Mullingar
  2. Take the bus from Main Street to Tullamore, Classy Cloggs

Train

  1. Take the train from Sligo to Connolly
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Tullamore

Drive

  1. Drive from Sligo to Tullamore

Sligo to Tullamore by train and bus

The journey time between Sligo and Tullamore is around 3h 30m and covers a distance of around 175 km. This includes an average layover time of around 41 min. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 30m. Operated by Irish Rail and Bus Eireann, the Sligo to Tullamore service departs from Sligo and arrives in Tullamore College, stop 135981. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 49m
Layover time:
41 min
Total time:
3h 30m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 30m
Journey distance:
175 km
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
€21
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
16:30
Last service departs at:
16:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sligo to Tullamore train and bus schedules

Sligo → Tullamore
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Frequently Asked Questions


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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.

Last updated: 23 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Sligo to Tullamore is to bus via Longford which costs €14 - €22 and takes 4h.

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The quickest way to get from Sligo to Tullamore is to drive which costs €17 - €26 and takes 1h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sligo station to Tullamore. However, there are services departing from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 and arriving at Tullamore College, stop 135981 via Longford Station, stop 135771. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h.

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No, there is no direct train from Sligo to Tullamore. However, there are services departing from Sligo and arriving at Tullamore via Busáras and Heuston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 15m.

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The distance between Sligo and Tullamore is 128 km. The road distance is 151.4 km.

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The best way to get from Sligo to Tullamore without a car is to train and bus via Longford which takes 3h 44m and costs €20 - €30.

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It takes approximately 3h 44m to get from Sligo to Tullamore, including transfers.

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Sligo to Tullamore bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081.

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

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The best way to get from Sligo to Tullamore is to bus via Longford which takes 4h and costs €14 - €22. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €28 - €45 and takes 5h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Sligo to Tullamore.
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  • Distance: 127.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 44m

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

You can take a bus from Sligo to Tullamore via Longford Station, stop 135771 in around 4h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Sligo to Tullamore via Connolly, Busáras, Heuston, and Heuston in around 5h 15m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Sligo to Longford
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€10 - €13
Flexible
€13 - €15
Train from Sligo to Mullingar, Mullingar
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€13 - €16
Flexible
€16 - €19
Train from Sligo to Connolly
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €26
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€17 - €21
Flexible
€22 - €26
Train from Heuston to Tullamore
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€10 - €13
Flexible
€12 - €15
Bus operators
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 Longford Station, stop 135771 to Tullamore College, stop 135981
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 to Longford Station, stop 135771
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Sligo Bus Station, stop 555081 to Austin Friar Street, stop 135751
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Bus Eireann
Slieve Bloom Coach Tours
Phone
05786-24416
Email
slievebloomcoaches@live.com
Website
slievebloomcoaches.ie
Bus from Mullingar, Mullingar Austin Friar Street to Tullamore High Street Post Office
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Slieve Bloom Coach Tours
Kearns Transport
Phone
057 912 0124
Email
info@kearnstransport.com
Website
kearnstransport.com
Bus from Main Street to Tullamore, Classy Cloggs
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Kearns Transport

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Sligo to Tullamore bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Tullamore College, stop 135981 station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sligo to Tullamore is 151 km. It takes approximately 1h 55m to drive from Sligo to Tullamore.

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