There are 4 ways to get from Carlow to Glendalough by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park to Dublin, Eden Quay 4
  2. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Leeson Street to Glendalough Visitor Centre 181

$27 - $32

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Train, bus  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Carlow to Heuston Kildare/Waterford Service
  2. Take the bus from Dawson Street to Glendalough Visitor Centre 181

$28 - $42

Taxi  •  54 min

  1. Take a taxi from Carlow to Glendalough 41.5 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  54 min

  1. Drive from Carlow to Glendalough 41.5 miles

$9 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Carlow to Glendalough is to drive which costs 7€ - 12€ and takes 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlow to Glendalough is to taxi which costs 75€ - 95€ and takes 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlow to Glendalough. However, there are services departing from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park and arriving at Glendalough Visitor Centre via Dublin, Lower O'Connell Street and Dublin City South, Leeson Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 48 min.

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The distance between Carlow and Glendalough is 44 km. The road distance is 66.4 km.

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The best way to get from Carlow to Glendalough without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 48 min and costs 23€ - 28€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Carlow to Glendalough, including transfers.

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Carlow to Glendalough bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park station.

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Carlow to Glendalough bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at Glendalough Visitor Centre station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlow to Glendalough is 66 km. It takes approximately 54 min to drive from Carlow to Glendalough.

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There are 97+ hotels available in Glendalough. Prices start at $86 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Carlow to Glendalough.
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  • Distance: 27.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 48 min

What companies run services between Carlow, Ireland and Glendalough, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Carlow to Glendalough via Dublin, Eden Quay, Dublin, Lower O'Connell Street, and Dublin City South, Leeson Street in around 3 h 48 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park to Dublin, Eden Quay
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Leeson Street to Glendalough Visitor Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dawson Street to Glendalough Visitor Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Other operators
Taxi from Carlow to Glendalough
Ave. Duration
54 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110

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