There are 5 ways to get from Dublin to Kildare by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  42 min

  1. Take the train from Heuston 1 to Kildare 1 Portlaoise/Limerick Service / ...

8€ - 10€

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Bus  •  55 min

  1. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Kildare Village 300 / ...

4€ - 11€

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  39 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dublin to Kildare 54 km

75€ - 95€

Drive  •  39 min

  1. Drive from Dublin to Kildare 54 km

6€ - 10€

Uber  •  39 min

  1. Take an Uber from Dublin to Kildare 54 km

90€ - 130€

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Kildare is to bus which costs 4€ - 11€ and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Kildare is to taxi which costs 75€ - 95€ and takes 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay and arriving at Kildare Village. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Heuston 1 and arriving at Kildare 1. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 42 min.

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The distance between Dublin and Kildare is 48 km. The road distance is 54 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Kildare without a car is to train which takes 42 min and costs 8€ - 10€.

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The train from Heuston 1 to Kildare 1 takes 42 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Dublin to Kildare bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, depart from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay station.

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Dublin to Kildare train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Heuston 1 station.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Kildare is to train which takes 42 min and costs 8€ - 10€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 4€ - 11€ and takes 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Kildare.
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  • Distance: 48.3 km
  • Duration: 42 min

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

Irish Rail operates a train from Heuston 1 to Kildare 1 hourly. Tickets cost 8€ - 10€ and the journey takes 42 min. Alternatively, Dublin Coach operates a bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Kildare Village every 30 minutes. Tickets cost 9€ - 11€ and the journey takes 55 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bus operators
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Kildare Village
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
Dublin Coach
Transport for Ireland
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Email
info@nationaltransport.ie
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Kildare Village
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
Transport for Ireland
Go-Ahead
Phone
1850 80 40 71
Email
customercomment@goaheadireland.ie
Website
goaheadireland.ie
Bus from Wellington Quay, stop 135101 to Kildare, stop 155261
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Go-Ahead
Other operators
Uber Dublin
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Dublin to Kildare
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
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UberBLACK
90€ - 130€
Taxi from Dublin to Kildare
Ave. Duration
39 min
Estimated price
75€ - 95€
VIP Taxis
Phone
+353 1 478 3333
Website
viptaxis.ie
Trinity Taxis
Phone
+353 1 708 2222
Website
trinitytaxis.ie
National Radio Cabs
Phone
+353 1 677 2222
Website
nrc.ie
Lynx Taxis
Phone
+353 1 471 5333
Website
lynk.ie
Dalkey Taxis
Phone
+353 1 285 7777
Website
dalkeytaxi.ie
City Cabs
Phone
+353 1 872 7272
Borough Taxis
Phone
+353 1 280 0444
Website
boroughtaxis.ie

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Dublin to Kildare bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, arrive at Kildare Village station.

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Dublin to Kildare train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Kildare 1 station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Kildare is 54 km. It takes approximately 39 min to drive from Dublin to Kildare.

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There are 65+ hotels available in Kildare. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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