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Getting there & around

Athlone’s bus depot (648 4406) is beside the train station. Express buses stop there on many east–west routes. There are 15 buses daily to Dublin (two hours) and Galway (1¼ hours); three from Monday to Saturday (one Sunday) to Westport (2¾ hours) in County Mayo; and three Monday to Saturday (one Sunday, plus an extra bus Friday) to Mullingar (one hour).

From Athlone train station (647 3300), there are nine trains daily Monday to Saturday (seven Sunday) to Dublin (1¾ hours); three or four daily to Westport (two hours); and four to six daily to Galway (1¼ hours). The train station is on the eastern bank on Southern Station Rd. To get here, follow Northgate St up from Custume Pl. Its extension, Coosan Point Rd, joins Southern Station Rd near St Vincent’s Hospital.

You can order a taxi on 647 4400.