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There are 5 ways to get from Athy to Kells by train, bus or car

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Athy to Heuston
  2. Take the bus from Busáras, stop 135001 to Kells, stop 135231

Cheapest

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Leinster Street, stop 136421 to CHQ, stop 2499
  2. Take the bus from Busáras, stop 135001 to Kells, stop 135231

Train, bus via Dublin

  1. Take the train from Athy to Heuston
  2. Take the bus from Whitworth Rd Lower, stop 100881 to Kells, stop 135231

Bus via Dublin

  1. Take the bus from Athy to Dublin, Eden Quay
  2. Take the bus from Busáras, stop 135001 to Kells, stop 135231

Drive

  1. Drive from Athy to Kells

Athy to Kells by train, tram and bus

94 Weekly Services
2h 59m Average Duration
€20 Cheapest Price
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Athy → Kells
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kells is 1850 24 1850.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Athy to Kells is to bus which costs €14 - €20 and takes 3h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Athy to Kells is to drive which costs €16 - €24 and takes 1h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athy to Kells. However, there are services departing from Athy and arriving at Kells, stop 135231 via Busáras, stop 135001. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 29m.

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The distance between Athy and Kells is 82 km. The road distance is 130.4 km.

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The best way to get from Athy to Kells without a car is to train and bus which takes 2h 59m and costs €19 - €29.

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It takes approximately 2h 59m to get from Athy to Kells, including transfers.

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Athy to Kells bus services, operated by Bernard Kavanagh & Sons, depart from Athy station.

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Athy to Kells bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Kells, stop 135231 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Athy to Kells is 130 km. It takes approximately 1h 20m to drive from Athy to Kells.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Kells. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Athy to Kells.
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  • Distance: 82 km
  • Duration: 2h 59m

What companies run services between Athy, Ireland and Kells, IE-MH, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Athy to Kells via Dublin, Eden Quay and Busáras, stop 135001 in around 3h 29m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras, stop 135001 to Kells, stop 135231
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Whitworth Rd Lower, stop 100881 to Kells, stop 135231
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Bus Eireann
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons
Phone
+353 56 8831189
Email
info@bkavcoaches.com
Website
bernardkavanaghcoaches.com
Bus from Athy to Dublin, Eden Quay
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons
Go-Ahead
Phone
1850 80 40 71
Email
customercomment@goaheadireland.ie
Website
goaheadireland.ie
Bus from Leinster Street, stop 136421 to CHQ, stop 2499
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Go-Ahead

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