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Athlone to Dublin by train

The journey from Athlone to Dublin by train is 70.52 mi and takes 2 hr 6 min. There are 52 connections per day, with the first departure at 7:00 AM and the last at 8:36 PM. It is possible to travel from Athlone to Dublin by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration2 hr 6 min
Connection per Day52
First Departure7:00 AM
Last Departure8:36 PM
Distance70.52 mi
CarriersIrish Rail

Athlone to Dublin Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, May 23, 2024

Traveling from Athlone to Dublin by Train

Set out on a picturesque journey as you move from the historic town of Athlone, nestled alongside the River Shannon, to the bustling capital city of Dublin. Spanning an approximate distance of 70.52 mi, the train presents a comfortable and scenic route to explore this part of Ireland. On average, the train duration stands at 2 hr 6 min. With several departures peppered throughout the day, passengers can select a time that fits their schedule seamlessly. The voyage typically begins at Athlone's centrally-located railway station and culminates at one of Dublin's primary train terminals, either Heuston or Connolly Station, depending on the chosen service.

Iarnród Éireann, or Irish Rail, is the principal train operator for this route. Known for its punctuality and comfort, the company's InterCity service ensures a smooth ride between Athlone and Dublin. Within the train, passengers can select from Standard or First-Class seating. While the Standard class provides all the fundamental comforts for the journey, opting for First Class allows for a more spacious seating arrangement and complimentary refreshments. Essential amenities such as power sockets and free Wi-Fi are standard across both classes, ensuring travelers remain connected throughout their journey.

Things to Do/See in Dublin:

  1. Trinity College Dublin: Visit the historic campus and the world-famous Book of Kells.
  2. Guinness Storehouse: Dive into Ireland's iconic stout history and enjoy panoramic city views from the Gravity Bar.
  3. Dublin Castle: Explore the city's historic heart, which dates back to the Viking era.
  4. Temple Bar: Dublin's cultural quarter, known for its vibrant nightlife, galleries, and cobblestone streets.
  5. Phoenix Park: One of Europe's largest city parks, home to Dublin Zoo and the Presidential residence.
  6. St. Patrick's Cathedral: A stunning Gothic Revival church and Dublin's tallest and largest church.
  7. Jameson Distillery: Delve into the history of Irish whiskey and even sample some yourself.
  8. Dublin Docklands: A modern area with unique architecture, superb dining, and the 'Famine' memorial sculptures.
  9. Grafton Street: A bustling pedestrianized shopping street with talented street performers.
  10. Kilmainham Gaol: A former prison turned museum that played a significant role in Irish history.

What to Eat in Dublin:

  1. Irish Stew: A hearty dish with mutton, potatoes, and onions.
  2. Boxty: A traditional Irish potato pancake.
  3. Coddle: A Dublin-specific dish made from sausages, bacon, onions, and potatoes.
  4. Full Irish Breakfast: A robust breakfast including sausages, bacon, eggs, black and white pudding, and more.
  5. Seafood Chowder: A creamy soup with an assortment of local seafood.
  6. Irish Soda Bread: A dense, unleavened bread best enjoyed with butter.
  7. Colcannon: Mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage.
  8. Barmbrack: A sweet bread filled with raisins and sultanas, traditionally consumed around Halloween.
  9. Guinness Pie: A rich pie filled with meat stewed in Guinness stout.
  10. Oysters: Often served fresh with a squeeze of lemon and a pint of stout.

Day Trips from Dublin:

  1. Howth: A picturesque harbor village with seafood eateries and cliffside walking trails.
  2. Wicklow Mountains: Often termed the "Garden of Ireland" for its scenic beauty and historic sites like Glendalough.
  3. Brú na Bóinne: An ancient Neolithic site with passage tombs like Newgrange and Knowth.
  4. Malahide: Home to Malahide Castle and beautiful gardens.
  5. Portmarnock: Known for its world-class golf course and serene beach.

Travel Tips for Dublin:

Dublin, a city where history and modernity converge, is compact enough to explore most of its main attractions on foot. The DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) and city buses make moving around the broader city and its suburbs easy. Purchasing a Leap Card can offer significant savings on public transport. Dubliners are known for their friendly nature, so don't hesitate to ask for directions or recommendations. Finally, while Dublin's weather is unpredictable, carrying an umbrella is always a good idea, regardless of the forecast!

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Cheap train tickets from Athlone to Dublin
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Athlone to Dublin.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Athlone to Dublin, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Athlone to Dublin.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $1.34 to $6.00 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 78% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Athlone to Dublin

The cheapest Athlone - Dublin train tickets can be found for as low as $1.44 if you’re lucky, or $2.86 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $5.66.

Find the best day to travel to Dublin by train

When travelling to Dublin by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Athlone to Dublin CO2 Emissions by Train

What are the CO2 emissions from Athlone to Dublin by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Athlone and Dublin are 7.94kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Athlone and Dublin? By taking the train between Athlone and Dublin you will save 14.76kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.57kg compared to a bus and 10.22kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Athlone and Dublin by train?
Athlone to Dublin is 70.52 mi.
How long does the train between Athlone and Dublin take?
Athlone to Dublin is on average 2 hr 6 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 19 min.
How many train connections per day go from Athlone to Dublin?
Athlone to Dublin has 52 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Athlone to Dublin leave?
The earliest train from Athlone to Dublin departs at 7:00 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Athlone to Dublin depart?
The latest train from Athlone to Dublin departs at 8:36 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
How many direct connections depart from Athlone to Dublin?
There are on average 13 direct connection(s) from Athlone to go to Dublin.
What's the fastest journey time between Athlone to Dublin by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Athlone and Dublin is 1 hr 19 min.
Is there a direct train from Athlone to Dublin?
Yes, there is a direct train between Athlone and Dublin.
What are the CO2 emissions for Athlone to Dublin by train?
The train journey from Athlone to Dublin creates 7.94kg of CO2 emissions.

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