Athlone in detail

Flights & getting there

Athlone's bus and train stations are side by side on Southern Station Rd, 1km north of the town centre.


Bus Éireann ( runs buses to Dublin (€15, 1½ hours, hourly) and Galway (€13.50, 1¾ hours, hourly) and Westport (€14, 3¾ hours, four daily Monday to Saturday, three Sunday).


Irish Rail ( runs trains to Dublin (€14, 1½ hours, hourly), Galway (€10.50, one hour, 10 daily) and Westport (€14, 1¾ hours, four daily).