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There are 6 ways to get from Dublin Airport to Kilkenny by bus, train, car or towncar

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Bus  •  2h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Kilkenny, Ormond Road 717 / ...

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Bus via Newlands  •  2h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Newlands to Kilkenny, Ormond Road 600 / ...

Bus, train  •  3h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Dublin Airport T1 to Dublin Heuston Rail Station Dublin Airport T1 - Dublin Custom House Quay
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Kilkenny MacDonagh Kildare/Waterford Service / ...

Bus, line 500 bus  •  3h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Zone 13, stop 111941 to Gowran, stop 350551 4
  2. Take the line 500 bus from Gowran to Kilkenny Dunnes Stores 500

Drive  •  1h 26m

  1. Drive from Dublin Airport to Kilkenny 135.8 km

Towncar  •  1h 26m

  1. Take a town car from Dublin Airport to Kilkenny 135.9 km
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kilkenny is 1850 24 1850.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Kilkenny is recommended.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1850 24 1850.

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin Airport to Kilkenny is to bus which costs €15 - €21 and takes 2h 23m.

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The fastest way to get from Dublin Airport to Kilkenny is to drive. Taking this option will cost €26 - €40 and takes 1h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dublin Airport and arriving at Kilkenny, Ormond Road. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 20m.

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The distance between Dublin Airport and Kilkenny is 109 km. The road distance is 135.8 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin Airport to Kilkenny without a car is to bus which takes 2h 23m and costs €15 - €21.

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The bus from Dublin Airport to Kilkenny, Ormond Road takes 2h 20m including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Dublin Airport to Kilkenny bus services, operated by J.J.Kavanagh & Sons, depart from Dublin Airport station.

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Dublin Airport to Kilkenny bus services, operated by J.J.Kavanagh & Sons, arrive at Kilkenny, Ormond Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin Airport to Kilkenny is 136 km. It takes approximately 1h 26m to drive from Dublin Airport to Kilkenny.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Kilkenny. Prices start at €100 per night.

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  • Distance: 109.3 km
  • Duration: 2h 23m

What companies run services between Dublin Airport, Ireland and Kilkenny, IE-KK, Ireland?

J.J.Kavanagh & Sons operates a bus from Dublin Airport to Kilkenny, Ormond Road every 3 hours. Tickets cost €15 - €21 and the journey takes 2h 20m. Kenneally's Bus Service also services this route once daily.

Train operators
Bus operators
J.J.Kavanagh & Sons
Phone
+353 818 333 222
Email
info@jjkavanagh.ie
Website
jjkavanagh.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
J.J.Kavanagh & Sons
Bus from Newlands to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
J.J.Kavanagh & Sons
Kenneally's Bus Service
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
Kenneally's Bus Service
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Newlands to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
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 Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons
Dublin Express
Phone
+353 1 903 9508
Email
travelservices@dublinairport.com
Website
dublinexpress.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport T1 to Dublin Heuston Rail Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€8
Website
Dublin Express
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 Zone 13, stop 111941 to Gowran, stop 350551
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Bus Eireann
Local Link Carlow Kilkenny Wicklow
Phone
1890 424141
Email
ckw@locallink.ie
Website
ringalink.ie
Bus from Gowran to Kilkenny Dunnes Stores
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
On demand
Website
Local Link Carlow Kilkenny Wicklow
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Dublin Airport to Kilkenny
Estimated price
€49

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