Athlone tourist and travel information

Athlone Travel Information

Hire - ztown Athlone is the main town of the middle Shannon, the principal crossing of the river. On the western side of the road-bridge is a castle.


bus and coach travel

Coaches Travel by coach in Ireland - For buses in the Republic of Ireland see or (with the exception of Dublin City - see For Cross border services see For buses in Northern Ireland see or Translink operate the Northern Ireland public transport system. In Belfast, services are operated by Metro. See

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Travel by train

Rail ztown Travel by train - For trains in the Republic of Ireland see For trains in Northern Ireland see or Translink operate the Northern Ireland public transport system.

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Travel by train

Rail Athlone Athlone - Travel by train - The route to Galway runs partly along the Cork main line. From north of Dublin through Mullingar to Athlone. Southern Station Road, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. Location: 10 minutes from Athlone town. Tel: 0902-73300. Staffed. Booking Office. Buses From Station. Accessible Toilet. Wheelchair Available.

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Ireland Airports - miles from Athlone

Miles (Approx)

Dublin Airport. Tel: +353 (01) 814 1111. Dublin Airport is located about 6 miles north of Dublin City Centre.

75 miles

George Best Belfast City Airport, Belfast BT3 9JH, Northern Ireland. Tel: 028 9093 9093. Belfast City Airport is located not too far from the city centre.

135 miles

Belfast Belfast International Airport, Belfast, BT29 4AB. Tel: 028 9448 4848. Located about 18 miles from Belfast City Centre.

135 miles

Cork Airport. Tel: +353 21 4313131. Cork Airport is located about 5 miles to the south of Cork City, just off the N27.

135 miles

City of Derry Airport, Airport Road, Eglinton. Co. Derry. BT47 3GY. Tel: +44 (0) 28 7181 0784. City of Derry Airport is about 7 miles NE of Derry City, on the A2.

145 miles

Donegal Airport. Carrickfinn, Kincasslagh, Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland. Tel: 00353 (0) 74 9548284. Situated on the west coast of Donegal in the area of the Rosses/Gweedore.

110 miles

Galway Airport. Carnmore, Co. Galway, Ireland. Tel: +353 91 755569. The airport is about 5 miles from Galway centre towards Dublin.

55 miles

Kerry Airport. Farranfore, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland. Tel: +353 (0) 66 9764644. Flights to Frankfurt, London, Dublin, Manchester and Majorca. Killarney

130 miles

Knock - Ireland West Airport. Tel: +353 18366222. Located on the N17, about halfway between Galway and Sligo, in East Mayo.

90 miles

Shannon Airport. Co Clare. Tel: +353 (0)61 712000. Shannon Airport is located just off the N14 road, about 15 miles north of Limerick.

80 miles

Sligo Airport. Strandhill, Sligo. Tel: +353 (0)71 9168280. Sligo Airport is located only 5 miles from Sligo town, near Strandhill.

70 miles

Waterford Airport. Killowen, County Waterford, Ireland. Tel: 00353 51 875589. Located just 5 miles from Waterford City centre, close to Tramore Bay.

105 miles

Ireland Ports - miles from Athlone

Miles (Approx)

Dublin - Ferries - Dublin Port Company, Port Centre, Alexandra Road, Dublin. Tel: 353-1-8876000. Centrally located, only minutes from Dublin city centre. Buses provide a regular service. Ferries to Holyhead, Liverpool and Douglas.

75 miles

Dublin - Dun Laoghaire - Ferries - Located about 6 miles SE of Dublin City Centre. Sailings each day to Holyhead. From the City Centre follow the Coast Road, the R113, to Dun Laoghaire.

75 miles

Rosslare - Ferries - Located on the N25 route, connecting Rosslare with Waterford and Cork. There is a railway station at the port, connecting to Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Kerry, and Limerick. Regular Ferry services to Cherbourg, Fishguard, Le Havre, Pembroke, and Roscoff.

125 miles

Cork - Ferries - Custom House Street, Cork, Ireland. Tel: +353 21 4273125. Cork Ferryport is connected to Cork City by the N28, located near Ringaskiddy, about 10 miles south of Cork City. Ferry service to Swansea, Scandinavia, the Mediterranean and West Africa.

135 miles

Belfast - Ferries - Port of Belfast, Harbour Office, Corporation Square, Belfast, BT1 3AL. Tel: 028 9055 4422. Ferries to Stranraer, Liverpool and The Isle of Man.

135 miles

Port of Larne - Ferries - Larne Harbour Ltd, 9 Olderfleet Road, Larne, Co Antrim, BT40 1AS. Tel: +44 (0)28 2887 2100. Ferries to Cairnryan, Fleetwood & Troon. The Port of Larne is located 22 miles from Belfast, 120 miles from Dublin.

160 miles

Athlone Tourist Information


Sport Athlone - Sport - Lough Ree just north of Athlone is one of the largest lakes on the Shannon and provides the perfect location for water activities.



Stores Athlone - Shopping - Athlone is experiencing tremendous growth in retail and commercial development.

Town Centre Shopping

Other information Athlone - Other information - Athlone Castle is one of the most interesting of the attractions in the town. It dates from 1210. The oldest part of the castle now houses the Athlone Museum which has two floors, one with artifacts of prehistoric times and one with a section dedicated to John McCormack (1884-1945), said to be one the greatest tenors of all time.


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For accommodation in other areas near to Athlone, Roscommon Ireland see For hotels accommodation in other areas near to Athlone Roscommon see Longford hotels & Roscommon hotels.

For bed and breakfast accommodation in other areas near to Athlone Ireland see Bed and breakfast in Roscommon & Bed and breakfast in Carrick-on-Shannon. Or Republic of Ireland accommodation

Telephoning Athlone from abroad - Dial 00 353 + area code and number. Omit the initial 0 of the IRL area code. Call 100 for operator assistance if required.

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