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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Carlow to Heuston
  2. Take the train from Connolly to Skerries

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Carlow Coach Park, stop 335571 to Zone 21, stop 111911
  2. Take the bus from Zone 15, stop 7348 to Skerries, stop 3798

2 alternative options

Bus, line 33 bus

  1. Take the bus from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park to Dublin, Liberty Hall
  2. Take the line 33 bus from Abbey St Lower, stop 292 to Skerries, stop 3798

Drive

  1. Drive from Carlow to Skerries
Carlow → Leinster
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The cheapest way to get from Carlow to Leinster is to bus which costs €14 - €20 and takes 3h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Carlow to Leinster is to drive which costs €13 - €20 and takes 1h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlow to Leinster. However, there are services departing from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park and arriving at Skerries, stop 3798 via Abbey St Lower, stop 292. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Carlow to Leinster. However, there are services departing from Carlow and arriving at Skerries via Heuston and Connolly. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 25m.

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The distance between Carlow and Leinster is 37 km. The road distance is 115.1 km.

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The best way to get from Carlow to Leinster without a car is to train which takes 2h 25m and costs €18 - €27.

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It takes approximately 2h 25m to get from Carlow to Leinster, including transfers.

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Carlow to Leinster bus services, operated by Kenneally's Bus Service, depart from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park station.

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Carlow to Leinster train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Carlow station.

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The best way to get from Carlow to Leinster is to train which takes 2h 25m and costs €18 - €27. Alternatively, you can bus and line 33 bus, which costs and takes 3h 14m.

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Map of how to get from Carlow to Leinster.
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  • Distance: 36.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 25m

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

You can take a train from Carlow to Skerries via Heuston, Heuston, Busáras, and Connolly in around 2h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carlow to Skerries via Dublin, Liberty Hall and Abbey St Lower, stop 292 in around 3h 14m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Carlow to Heuston
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€10 - €13
Flexible
€12 - €15
Train from Connolly to Skerries
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€7 - €9
Flexible
€7 - €9
Bus operators
Kenneally's Bus Service
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park to Dublin, Liberty Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Kenneally's Bus Service
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 Carlow Coach Park, stop 335571 to Zone 21, stop 111911
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Bus Eireann
Go-Ahead
Phone
1850 80 40 71
Email
customercomment@goaheadireland.ie
Website
goaheadireland.ie
Bus from Zone 15, stop 7348 to Skerries, stop 3798
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €4
Website
Go-Ahead

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Carlow to Leinster bus services, operated by Dublin Bus, arrive at Skerries, stop 3798 station.

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Carlow to Leinster train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Skerries station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlow to Leinster is 115 km. It takes approximately 1h 19m to drive from Carlow to Leinster.

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