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There are 4 ways to get from County Kerry to Kilkenny by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Tralee to Kildare
  2. Take the train from Kildare to Kilkenny MacDonagh

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Casement Station, stop 635061 to Parnell Place, stop 255021
  2. Take the bus from Cork, Anderson's Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre

Drive

  1. Drive from County Kerry to Kilkenny

Fly, bus

  1. Fly from Kerry (KIR) to Dublin (DUB)
  2. Take the bus from Newlands to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre

County Kerry to Kilkenny by bus and train

The journey time between County Kerry and Kilkenny is around 6h 48m and covers a distance of around 382 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h. Operated by Bus Eireann and Irish Rail, the County Kerry to Kilkenny service departs from Castlemaine, stop 350721 and arrives in Kilkenny MacDonagh. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

1 Weekly Services
6h 48m Average Duration
€38 Cheapest Price
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County Kerry → Kilkenny
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kilkenny is 1850 24 1850.

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The cheapest way to get from County Kerry to Kilkenny is to train which costs €35 - €60 and takes 6h 48m.

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The fastest way to get from County Kerry to Kilkenny is to drive. Taking this option will cost €40 - €65 and takes 2h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from County Kerry to Kilkenny. However, there are services departing from Castlemaine, stop 350721 and arriving at MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre via Casement Station, stop 635061 and Cork, Anderson's Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 17m.

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The distance between County Kerry and Kilkenny is 178 km. The road distance is 225.2 km.

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The best way to get from County Kerry to Kilkenny without a car is to train which takes 6h 48m and costs €35 - €60.

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It takes approximately 6h 48m to get from County Kerry to Kilkenny, including transfers.

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County Kerry to Kilkenny bus services, operated by Expressway, depart from Casement Station, stop 635061.

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The best way to get from County Kerry to Kilkenny is to train which takes 6h 48m and costs €35 - €60. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7h 17m.

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The quickest flight from Kerry Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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County Kerry to Kilkenny bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, arrive at MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre station.

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Map of how to get from County Kerry to Kilkenny.
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  • Distance: 177.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 48m

What companies run services between County Kerry, Ireland and Kilkenny, IE-KK, Ireland?

You can take a train from County Kerry to Kilkenny via Casement Station, stop 635061, Tralee, and Kildare in around 6h 48m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from County Kerry to Kilkenny via Casement Station, stop 635061, Parnell Place, stop 255021, and Cork, Anderson's Quay in around 7h 17m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Kerry to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€16 - €50
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Tralee to Kildare
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€21 - €35
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€21 - €25
Flexible
€27 - €31
Train from Kildare to Kilkenny MacDonagh
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€10 - €12
Flexible
€11 - €14
Bus operators
Expressway
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Casement Station, stop 635061 to Parnell Place, stop 255021
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Cork, Anderson's Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
Dublin Coach
Bus from Newlands to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €13
Website
Dublin Coach
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons
Phone
+353 56 8831189
Email
info@bkavcoaches.com
Website
bernardkavanaghcoaches.com
Bus from Newlands to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons

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Yes, the driving distance between County Kerry to Kilkenny is 225 km. It takes approximately 2h 48m to drive from County Kerry to Kilkenny.

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Ryanair offers flights from Kerry Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Kilkenny. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from County Kerry to Kerry Airport is to taxi which takes 19 min and costs €28 - €35.

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