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There are 3 ways to get from Dublin to Ennis by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Dunnes, Friars Walk 300

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Train  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the train from Heuston to Limerick Junction Cork/Mallow Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Limerick to Ennis Limerick Service

Drive  •  2h 22m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Ennis 234.5 km

Dublin to Ennis by bus

The bus journey time between Dublin and Ennis is around 3h 30m and covers a distance of around 240 km. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 30m. Operated by Transport for Ireland and Dublin Coach, the Dublin to Ennis bus service departs from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay and arrives in Dunnes, Friars Walk. Typically 140 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Bus route information

Average bus time:
3h 30m
Fastest bus time:
3h 30m
Bus distance:
240 km
Buses per week:
140
Cheapest price:
€16
Carbon emissions:
30 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
06:45
Last bus departs at:
23:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dublin to Ennis bus schedules

Dublin → Ennis
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Frequently Asked Questions


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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ennis is 1850 24 1850.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ennis is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Ennis is 2 metres.

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

Last updated: 12 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Ennis is to bus which costs €14 - €21 and takes 3h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Ennis is to drive which costs €27 - €40 and takes 2h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay and arriving at Dunnes, Friars Walk. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dublin to Ennis. However, there are services departing from Heuston and arriving at Ennis via Limerick Junction and Limerick. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 22m.

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The distance between Dublin and Ennis is 191 km. The road distance is 234.5 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Ennis without a car is to bus which takes 3h 30m and costs €14 - €21.

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The bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Dunnes, Friars Walk takes 3h 30m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Dublin to Ennis bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, depart from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay station.

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

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The best way to get from Dublin to Ennis is to bus which takes 3h 30m and costs €14 - €21. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €29 - €45 and takes 4h 22m.

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  • Distance: 190.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 30m

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

Transport for Ireland operates a bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Dunnes, Friars Walk hourly. Tickets cost €14 - €21 and the journey takes 3h 30m. Dublin Coach also services this route hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dublin to Ennis via Limerick Junction and Limerick in around 4h 22m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Limerick Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€15 - €18
Flexible
€18 - €22
Train from Limerick to Ennis
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€7 - €9
Flexible
€8 - €10
Bus operators
Transport for Ireland
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Email
info@nationaltransport.ie
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Dunnes, Friars Walk
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €21
Website
Transport for Ireland
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Dunnes, Friars Walk
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €19
Website
Dublin Coach

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Dublin to Ennis bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, arrive at Dunnes, Friars Walk station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Ennis is 234 km. It takes approximately 2h 22m to drive from Dublin to Ennis.

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