Trains Sligo to Athlone: Times, Prices and Tickets

04/18/2024
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Sligo to Athlone by train

The journey from Sligo to Athlone by train is 61.61 mi and takes 5 hr 55 min. There are 5 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:40 AM and the last at 3:05 PM. It is possible to travel from Sligo to Athlone by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration5 hr 55 min
Connection per Day5
First Departure5:40 AM
Last Departure3:05 PM
Distance61.61 mi
DepartureSligo
ArrivalAthlone
CarriersIrish Rail

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How much does it cost to get from Sligo to Athlone by train?

When you're traveling from Sligo to Athlone, you can expect to pay an average of approximately . You might be able to find prices as low as , but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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When you're traveling from Sligo to Athlone, you can expect to pay an average of approximately . Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How long does it take to get from Sligo to Athlone by train?

The average journey time is 5 hr 55 min. This is how long it takes to cross the 61.61 mi from Sligo to Athlone. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Sligo to Athlone to take longer than 5 hr 55 min. The journey from Sligo to Athlone covers a distance of 61.61 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 5 hr 55 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 5 hr 25 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Sligo to Athlone faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do departures from Sligo to Athlone leave?

The first journey of the day departs from Sligo at 5:40 AM. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 3:05 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Sligo 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. The first journey of the night departs from Sligo at 5:40 AM. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 3:05 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Sligo 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 Sligo to Athlone by train, which stations can I use?

In Sligo, departure stations include Sligo, Bus Station. When you arrive in Athlone, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Athlone, Bus Station. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many daily journeys are there from Sligo to Athlone?

On average, there are 5 daily departures from Sligo to Athlone. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include , and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 0 departures from Sligo which travel directly to Athlone. There are 5 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Sligo 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 Sligo to Athlone
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Sligo to Athlone.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Sligo 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 Sligo 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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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Sligo to Athlone

The cheapest Sligo - Athlone train tickets can be found for as low as $5.00 if you’re lucky, or $7.69 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $11.57.

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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Sligo to Athlone CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
6.94kg
Bus
7.44kg
Flight
19.83kg
Car
15.86kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Sligo to Athlone by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Sligo and Athlone are 6.94kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Sligo and Athlone? By taking the train between Sligo and Athlone you will save 12.89kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.5kg compared to a bus and 8.92kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Sligo and Athlone by train?
Sligo to Athlone is 61.61 mi.
How long does the train between Sligo and Athlone take?
Sligo to Athlone is on average 5 hr 55 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hr 25 min.
How many train connections per day go from Sligo to Athlone?
Sligo to Athlone has 5 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Sligo to Athlone leave?
The earliest train from Sligo to Athlone departs at 5:40 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 Sligo to Athlone depart?
The latest train from Sligo to Athlone departs at 3:05 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What's the fastest journey time between Sligo to Athlone by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Sligo and Athlone is 5 hr 25 min.
Is there a direct train from Sligo to Athlone?
Yes, there is a direct train between Sligo and Athlone.
What are the CO2 emissions for Sligo to Athlone by train?
The train journey from Sligo to Athlone creates 6.94kg of CO2 emissions.

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