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There are 3 ways to get from Tipperary to Athlone by bus, train or car

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Line 55 bus, bus  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the line 55 bus from Tipperary to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station 55 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Athlone, Athlone Bus Station 72

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Train  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the train from Limerick Junction to Portarlington Cork/Mallow Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Portarlington to Athlone Westport Service / ...

34€ - 47€

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Drive  •  1h 54m

  1. Drive from Tipperary to Athlone 88.2 miles

16€ - 25€

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The cheapest way to get from Tipperary to Athlone is to drive which costs 16€ - 25€ and takes 1h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Tipperary to Athlone is to drive which costs 16€ - 25€ and takes 1h 54m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tipperary to Athlone station. However, there are services departing from Tipperary and arriving at Athlone, Athlone Bus Station via Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 45m.

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The distance between Tipperary and Athlone is 108 km. The road distance is 141.1 km.

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The best way to get from Tipperary to Athlone without a car is to line 55 bus and bus which takes 3h 45m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 45m to get from Tipperary to Athlone, including transfers.

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Tipperary to Athlone bus services, operated by Bus �ireann, depart from Tipperary station.

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The best way to get from Tipperary to Athlone is to line 55 bus and bus which takes 3h 45m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 4h 5m.

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Tipperary to Athlone bus services, operated by Bus �ireann, arrive at Athlone, Athlone Bus Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tipperary to Athlone is 141 km. It takes approximately 1h 54m to drive from Tipperary to Athlone.

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  • Distance: 67.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 45m

What companies run services between Tipperary, Ireland and Athlone, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Tipperary to Athlone via Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station in around 3h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Tipperary to Athlone via Limerick Junction, Limerick Junction, and Portarlington in around 4h 5m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Limerick Junction to Portarlington
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Irish Rail
Train from Portarlington to Athlone
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Irish Rail
Bus operators
Bus �ireann
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Tipperary to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Athlone, Athlone Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie

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There are 61+ hotels available in Athlone. Prices start at 56€ per night.

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