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Getting Around Westmeath

Westmeath is connected to Dublin and Sligo by bus. Mullingar is on the Dublin-Sligo railway line, while the Dublin-Galway line serves Athlone.

Bus Services

Bus Éireann provide services to County Westmeath from Dublin and Sligo. For further information on bus services telephone: +353 (0)1 836-6111 or visit

Rail Services

The Dublin / Sligo line serves County Westmeath with a station at Mullingar, and the Dublin / Galway line serves Athlone Station. For further information on rail services telephone Iarnród Éireann at +353 (0)1 836-6222 (Dublin) or +353 (0)90 647-3300 (Athlone) or visit

Ferry Services

Westmeath is inland and therefore does not have any seaports. Ireland is linked to Britain and Europe by a number of car-ferry routes. For more details, see our ferry guide.


The nearest major airport to Westmeath is Dublin Airport. For details regarding other airports, see our Irish Airport Guide.

Car Hire

For details, please see our Ireland Car Hire guide.

Driving Distances from Athlone

  Kilometres Miles
Belfast 226 141
Cork 219 137
Derry 209 130
Donegal 183 114
Dublin 126 79
Dundalk 145 91
Galway 93 58
Kilkenny 126 79
Killarney 232 145
Limerick 121 76
Portlaoise 74 46
Roscommon 32 20
Rosslare Europort 209 130
Shannon Airport 134 84
Sligo 117 73
Waterford 174 109
Wexford 188 117
Wicklow 177 110

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