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There are 4 ways to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Kilkenny by bus, train or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Longford Station, stop 135771 to Kilkenny Railway Station, stop 337801

Bus via Dublin

  1. Take the bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 to Eden Quay, stop 135351
  2. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre

Train

  1. Take the train from Carrick on Shannon to Kilcock
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Kilkenny MacDonagh

Drive

  1. Drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Kilkenny

Carrick-on-Shannon to Kilkenny by train and bus

1 Weekly Services
5h 7m Average Duration
€24 Cheapest Price
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The most affordable way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Kilkenny is to bus, which costs €23 - €35 and takes 5h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Kilkenny is to drive which costs €35 - €55 and takes 2h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carrick-on-Shannon to Kilkenny. However, there are services departing from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 and arriving at MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre via Dublin City South, Burgh Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 8m.

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The distance between Carrick-on-Shannon and Kilkenny is 154 km. The road distance is 198.6 km.

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The best way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Kilkenny without a car is to bus which takes 5h 7m and costs €23 - €35.

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It takes approximately 5h 7m to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Kilkenny, including transfers.

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Carrick-on-Shannon to Kilkenny bus services, operated by Expressway, depart from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 station.

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The best way to get from Carrick-on-Shannon to Kilkenny is to bus which takes 5h 7m and costs €23 - €35. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €30 - €50 and takes 5h 15m.

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Carrick-on-Shannon to Kilkenny bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, arrive at MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carrick-on-Shannon to Kilkenny is 199 km. It takes approximately 2h 30m to drive from Carrick-on-Shannon to Kilkenny.

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  • Distance: 154 km
  • Duration: 5h 7m

What companies run services between Carrick-on-Shannon, IE-LM, Ireland and Kilkenny, IE-KK, Ireland?

Bus Eireann operates a bus from Longford Station, stop 135771 to Kilkenny Railway Station, stop 337801 once a week. Tickets cost €16 - €23 and the journey takes 3h 43m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Carrick-on-Shannon to Kilkenny via Kilcock, Kilcock Square, stop 103421, Heuston Station, stop 135421, and Heuston in around 5h 15m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Carrick on Shannon to Kilcock
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€12 - €15
Flexible
€15 - €18
Train from Heuston to Kilkenny MacDonagh
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €18
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€13 - €15
Flexible
€15 - €18
Bus operators
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 Longford Station, stop 135771 to Kilkenny Railway Station, stop 337801
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Bus Eireann
Expressway
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Carrick Plaza, stop 557811 to Eden Quay, stop 135351
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
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

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