Trains Galway to Athlone: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Galway to Athlone by train

The journey from Galway to Athlone by train is 43.87 mi and takes 1 hr 5 min. There are 9 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:25 AM and the last at 10:20 PM. It is possible to travel from Galway to Athlone by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration1 hr 5 min
Connection per Day9
First Departure5:25 AM
Last Departure10:20 PM
Distance43.87 mi
DepartureGalway
ArrivalAthlone
CarriersIrish Rail

Galway to Athlone Train Times

Departure date
Monday, May 27, 2024

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How much do train tickets from Galway to Athlone cost?

The cheapest train tickets from Galway to Athlone cost . On average, you can expect to spend around for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Galway to Athlone.
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On average, you can expect to spend around for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Galway to Athlone.

How long will it take me to travel from Galway to Athlone by train?

The journey between Galway and Athlone by train is approximately 43.87 mi. It will take you more or less 1 hr 5 min to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The distance between Galway and Athlone is around 43.87 mi. Depending on the exact route and provider you travel with, your journey time can vary. On average, this journey will take approximately 1 hr 5 min. However, the fastest routes between Galway and Athlone take 0 hr 55 min. If a fast journey is a priority for you when traveling, look out for express services that may get you there faster. Some flexibility may be necessary when booking. Often, these services only leave at particular times of day - or even on certain days of the week. You may also find a faster journey by taking an indirect route and connecting in another station along the way.

At what time of the day can I travel from Galway to Athlone?

The first daily departure from Galway to Athlone leaves at 5:25 AM, while the last journey of the day sets out at 10:20 PM. These are according to the standard schedules for the route between Galway and Athlone. However, different providers' timetables can vary from day to day or month to month, so these particular departures may not be available every day. Some providers may change their schedules on public holidays and weekends, or during the summer months. Check your travel dates when making your booking. The first journey of the night departs from Galway at 5:25 AM. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 10:20 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Galway and Athlone. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

When traveling from Galway to Athlone by train, which stations can I use?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Galway from the following stations: . Arriving at Athlone, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Athlone, Bus Station. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Athlone.

How many times a day do journeys run from Galway to Athlone?

You will be able to travel from Galway to Athlone using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 9 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Galway to Athlone using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 9 direct connections from Galway to Athlone each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 0 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Galway to Athlone. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Galway to Athlone, 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 Galway to Athlone.

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 ticket prices typically fluctuate as the departure date approaches. However, for the upcoming days, train ticket costs remain steady at $8.71. Whether you plan ahead or decide last-minute, you'll find tickets within a similar price range. So, relax and book when you're ready! Remember to check the latest prices and availability before booking to ensure you have the most accurate information for your trip.

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Galway to Athlone

The cheapest Galway - Athlone train tickets can be found for as low as $7.40 if you’re lucky, or $8.22 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $9.02.

Find the best day to travel to Athlone by train

When travelling to Athlone 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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Galway to Athlone CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
4.94kg
Bus
5.29kg
Flight
14.12kg
Car
11.3kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Galway to Athlone by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Galway and Athlone are 4.94kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Galway and Athlone? By taking the train between Galway and Athlone you will save 9.18kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.35kg compared to a bus and 6.36kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Galway and Athlone by train?
Galway to Athlone is 43.87 mi.
How long does the train between Galway and Athlone take?
Galway to Athlone is on average 1 hr 5 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 0 hr 55 min.
How many train connections per day go from Galway to Athlone?
Galway to Athlone has 9 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Galway to Athlone leave?
The earliest train from Galway to Athlone departs at 5:25 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 Galway to Athlone depart?
The latest train from Galway to Athlone departs at 10:20 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 Galway to Athlone?
There are on average 9 direct connection(s) from Galway to go to Athlone.
What's the fastest journey time between Galway to Athlone by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Galway and Athlone is 0 hr 55 min.
Is there a direct train from Galway to Athlone?
Yes, there is a direct train between Galway and Athlone.
What are the CO2 emissions for Galway to Athlone by train?
The train journey from Galway to Athlone creates 4.94kg of CO2 emissions.

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