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

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Train  •  1 h

  1. Take the train from Heuston to Carlow Kildare/Waterford Service

$19 - $27

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Bus  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Busáras to Carlow, Carlow Coach Park 4 / ...

$17 - $21

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Taxi  •  58 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dublin to Carlow 52.4 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from Dublin to Carlow 52.4 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Carlow is to drive which costs 9€ - 15€ and takes 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Carlow is to taxi which costs 95€ - 120€ and takes 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Busáras and arriving at Carlow, Carlow Coach Park. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Heuston and arriving at Carlow. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h.

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The distance between Dublin and Carlow is 71 km. The road distance is 83.8 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Carlow without a car is to train which takes 1 h and costs 16€ - 23€.

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The train from Heuston to Carlow takes 1 h including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Dublin to Carlow bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Busáras station.

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

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The best way to get from Dublin to Carlow is to train which takes 1 h and costs 16€ - 23€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 18€ and takes 1 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Carlow.
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  • Distance: 44.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h

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

Irish Rail operates a train from Dublin to Carlow every 4 hours. Tickets cost $19 - $27 and the journey takes 1 h. Alternatively, Bus Eireann operates a bus from Dublin to Carlow every 2 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $21 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min. local link also services this route twice daily.

Train operators
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Carlow, Carlow Coach Park
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
local link
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Website
locallink.ie
Bus from Dublin to Carlow Coach Park
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
locallink.ie
Other operators
Taxi from Dublin to Carlow
Ave. Duration
58 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Lynx
Phone
+353 1 471 5333
Website
lynk.ie
National Radio Cabs
Phone
+353 1 677 2222
Website
nrc.ie

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Dublin to Carlow bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Carlow, Carlow Coach Park station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Carlow is 84 km. It takes approximately 58 min to drive from Dublin to Carlow.

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There are 59+ hotels available in Carlow. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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