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There are 3 ways to get from Dublin to Kilkenny by train, bus or car

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Kilkenny.
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  • Distance: 63.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 32 min

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Kilkenny, Leinster, Ireland?

Irish Rail operates a train from Dublin to Kilkenny every 4 hours. Tickets cost $29 - $45 and the journey takes 1 hour 32 minutes. Alternatively, Dublin Coach operates a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 1 hour 40 minutes. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bus operators
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Avg. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
JJ. Kavanagh
Phone
+353 818 333 222
Website
jjkavanagh.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Georges Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Avg. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
jjkavanagh.ie
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons
Phone
+353 56 8831189
Email
info@bkavcoaches.com
Website
bernardkavanaghcoaches.com
Bus from Ulster Bank George's Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Avg. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
bernardkavanaghcoaches.com

How far is it from Dublin to Kilkenny?

The distance between Dublin and Kilkenny is 101 km. The road distance is 123 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Dublin to Kilkenny?

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Kilkenny is to bus which costs 14€ and takes 1 hour 40 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Dublin to Kilkenny?

The quickest way to get from Dublin to Kilkenny is to drive which takes 1 hour 19 minutes and costs 17€.

Is there a direct train between Dublin and Kilkenny?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Heuston Train Station and arriving at Kilkenny. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 hour 32 minutes.

Is there a direct bus between Dublin and Kilkenny?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay and arriving at MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 hour 40 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Dublin to Kilkenny?

The train from Heuston Train Station to Kilkenny takes 1 hour 32 minutes including transfers and departs every four hours.