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There are 7 ways to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Kilkenny by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry, car or car ferry

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Fly to Dublin, bus  •  3h 24m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Dublin (DUB) BRS - DUB
  2. Take the bus from Red Cow LUAS to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre

€26 - €262

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Fly to Cork, bus  •  5h 20m

  1. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Cork (ORK) BRS - ORK
  2. Take the bus from St. Patricks Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road

€70 - €394

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  14h 54m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre 600

€86 - €218

Train, bus and ferry  •  15h 27m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Kilkenny MacDonagh

€90 - €225

Bus, bus and ferry  •  16h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre 600

€38 - €48

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  16h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Kilkenny MacDonagh

€38 - €51

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 37m

  1. Drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Fishguard
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Drive from Rosslare to Kilkenny

Bristol Airport (BRS) to Kilkenny by bus, train, walk and bus and ferry

The journey time between Bristol Airport (BRS) and Kilkenny is around 14h 50m and covers a distance of around 643 km. The fastest journey normally takes 13h 55m. Operated by First, CrossCountry, National Express and others, the Bristol Airport (BRS) to Kilkenny service departs from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal and arrives in MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
14h 50m
Fastest journey time:
13h 55m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€87
Carbon emissions:
80 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
17:50
Last service departs at:
19:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bristol Airport (BRS) to Kilkenny bus, train, walk and bus and ferry schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kilkenny is 1850 24 1850.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Kilkenny is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £30 - £45 and takes 16h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Kilkenny is to fly and bus which costs £22 - £230 and takes 3h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Kilkenny. However, there are services departing from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal and arriving at MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre via Bristol Bus & Coach Station, Birmingham and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 4m.

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The distance between Bristol Airport (BRS) and Kilkenny is 341 km.

The best way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Kilkenny without a car is to train and bus and ferry and bus which takes 14h 54m and costs £70 - £190.

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It takes approximately 3h 24m to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Kilkenny, including transfers.

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Bristol Airport (BRS) to Kilkenny bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Bristol Airport (BRS) to Kilkenny bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, arrive at MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre station.

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Ryanair and Aer Lingus offer flights from Bristol Airport to Dublin Airport.

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Map of how to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Kilkenny.
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  • Distance: 341.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 24m

What companies run services between Bristol Airport (BRS), England and Kilkenny, IE-KK, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Kilkenny. However, you can fly to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin Airport, take the bus to Red Cow LUAS, then take the bus to Kilkenny. Alternatively, you can fly to Cork, take the walk to Cork Airport, stop 230061, take the line 226 bus to Parnell Place, stop 246801, take the walk to St. Patricks Quay, then take the bus to Kilkenny.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €110
Flights from Bristol to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €420
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€15 - €210
Train operators
Bus operators
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €13
Website
Dublin Coach
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Kilkenny
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
Dublin Coach
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Dublin Coach
Transport for Ireland
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Email
info@nationaltransport.ie
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Transport for Ireland
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
Transport for Ireland
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Transport for Ireland
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons
Phone
+353 56 8831189
Email
info@bkavcoaches.com
Website
bernardkavanaghcoaches.com
Bus from Tallaght, Luas Red Cow Park and Ride to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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