Originally Posted by paul9mm
Does anyone know the specifics about Bus Eireann buses to/from AIT?
-can I walk from Athlone bus station to AIT, or is it too long in bad (wet) weather? One one of earlier posts, someone mentioned a 15 min walk?
-Is there a shuttle bus service from Athlone bus station to AIT? I have tried to find info. on Flagline, but no joy.
I ask as, I can get a single (really) early-morning bus directly to AIT, or can take a later bus to Athlone Bus Station, which does not connect to AIT directly.
I have tried to make sense of the Bus Eireann site but confusing and contradictory information!
That walk is a bit of a nuisance until you're used to it, and I'd also say it's more a 20minute walk from the college to the station.
I'm not entirely sure which particular buses go directly to the station, but the town service is the 459
. There's also a private bus service which seems to be more regularly used to get into town. I think it costs about €1 for a single trip to Golden Island, and you could walk to the station from there.
As far as I know, the Bus Eireann bus from the college to the station is roughly €1.50, someone else on here might be able to give you a better idea of the service though!
Just so you know, the bus stop is in Willow Park, not the college grounds. It's directly across from the college, beside the Daly's Apartments.