Directions from Belfast to Kilkenny

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Recommended option

Bus Aircoach  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport 705-x
  2. Take the bus from Red Cow LUAS to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre 600

$26 - $37

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Belfast Central to Connolly Enterprise Service
  2. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Georges Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road 717

$55 - $75

Train  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Belfast Central to Connolly Enterprise Service
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Kilkenny Kildare/Waterford Service

$67 - $95

Bus Bus Eireann  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras X1
  2. Take the bus from Ulster Bank George's Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre 817

Drive  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Belfast to Kilkenny 181.9 miles

$35 - $60

What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Kilkenny, Leinster, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Belfast to Kilkenny via Dublin Airport and Red Cow LUAS in around 4 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Belfast to Kilkenny via Connolly, Busáras Luas Stop, Heuston Luas Stop, and Heuston in around 5 h 15 min.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast Central to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Kilkenny
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
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
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
jjkavanagh.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons
Phone
+353 56 8831189
Email
info@bkavcoaches.com
Website
bernardkavanaghcoaches.com
Bus from Ulster Bank George's Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
bernardkavanaghcoaches.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Belfast and Kilkenny is 233 km. The road distance is 291 km.

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Kilkenny is to bus which costs £19 - £28 and takes 4 h 9 min.

The quickest way to get from Belfast to Kilkenny is to drive which takes 2 h 55 min and costs £29 - £45.

No, there is no direct bus from Belfast to Kilkenny. However, there are services departing from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre and arriving at MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre via Dublin Airport and Red Cow LUAS. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 9 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Belfast to Kilkenny, including transfers.