There are 4 ways to get from Belfast to Kilkenny by bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Bus Aircoach  •  3 h 43 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

$25 - $40

Cheapest option

Bus Bus Eireann  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras x2A / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Georges Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road 717

$16 - $23

2 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly Enterprise Service
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Kilkenny MacDonagh Kildare/Waterford Service

$64 - $94

Drive  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Belfast to Kilkenny 181.9 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Kilkenny is to bus which costs £13 - £18 and takes 4 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Kilkenny is to drive which costs £30 - £45 and takes 2 h 55 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Kilkenny is 146 miles. The road distance is 181.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Belfast to Kilkenny, including transfers.

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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 3 h 43 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Belfast to Kilkenny is 182 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to drive from Belfast to Kilkenny.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Kilkenny.
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  • Distance: 145.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 43 min

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 3 h 43 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 10 min.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Kilkenny MacDonagh
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $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 - $21
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
transportforireland.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
Bus Eireann
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Busáras
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportforireland.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
$16 - $23
Schedules at
jjkavanagh.ie

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