Below is some information to help you arrange transport and accommodation. Transportation costs and timetables were accurate at time of writing. Please check for any changes as you plan your journey.

  1. Accommodation
  2. Travelling from Dublin Airport
  3. Travelling from Dublin City
  4. Finding the Venue & Parking

1. Accommodation

Some popular options are:

2. From Dublin Airport

From Dublin Airport or Dublin City itself there are a few options:

From the Airport: Bus (Company: Bus Éireann)
The X20 goes direct from the airport to the event location. You can book a seat up to one month in advance. Make sure you get off at Athlone Bus Station – the X20 continues to other destinations!

  • 2 hour comfortable journey
  • EUR 17.10 one-way / EUR 24.00 return
  • WiFi
  • Bookings (link)

The earliest X20 bus returning to Dublin Airport from Athlone Bus Station on Sunday morning is 7am. If this is not early enough, consider using CityLink for returning (see below).

Use Dublin Airport as the origin (there are four stands but they are all adjacent, so choose any) and set destination to Athlone Bus Station.

Returning to the Airport: Bus (Company: City Link)

If you need to leave earlier, The CityLink bus leaves Athlone Arcadia for Dublin Airport at 2:30am, 6:30am, 9am and later. Journey time is usually 2 hours 30 minutes. Here is the January 2019 timetable:

The pickup point is not the same as the X20 drop-off point! – You must get this from the Arcadia (17 minute walk from the event or 5 minute drive).

View Map of Pickup Point

Car Hire
Competitive rates are possible using this service for ~EUR 20 per day.

3. From Dublin City

From Dublin City: Train
The train leaves from the city, not the airport. From the airport, the 748 bus goes to Heuston train and bus station but can take up to an hour in heavy traffic to reach the city. It costs EUR 10 return. Alternatively, a taxi to Heuston station could cost over EUR 30.

The train service leaves Heuston station and stops in Athlone before continuing on. The train costs EUR 30 return and takes 90 minutes. If you are coming directly from the city center rather than the airport, the train is the fastest way to arrive.

4. The Venue

Finding us at Amiga Ireland
The venue is The Sheraton Hotel in Athlone.

The venue is a six minute walk from Athlone station where the bus or train will leave you. Taxis are available. Map. You can also phone the reception.

The best option is Athlone Towncentre carpark, beside the venue. The rate is EUR 3.00 for every 24 hours. Make sure you choose the Long Term parking area on Level B to avail of this rate. When leaving, you must get your ticket validated in their office on Level A. Parking is available on a first-come first-serve basis and availability is not guaranteed by the venue. (Map)