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

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Bus  •  1h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre 600 / ...

10€ - 17€

2 alternative options

Train  •  1h 48m

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

13€ - 18€

Drive  •  1h 19m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Kilkenny 123.4 km

13€ - 20€

Dublin → Kilkenny
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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 mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Kilkenny is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 18 Apr 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Kilkenny is to bus which costs 10€ - 17€ and takes 1h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Kilkenny is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1h 19m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay and arriving at MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Heuston and arriving at Kilkenny MacDonagh. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 48m.

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The distance between Dublin and Kilkenny is 101 km. The road distance is 123.4 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Kilkenny without a car is to bus which takes 1h 40m and costs 10€ - 17€.

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The bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre takes 1h 40m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Dublin to Kilkenny is to bus which takes 1h 40m and costs 10€ - 17€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 13€ - 18€ and takes 1h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Kilkenny.
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  • Distance: 101 km
  • Duration: 1h 40m

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

Dublin Coach operates a bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre every 3 hours. Tickets cost 11€ - 14€ and the journey takes 1h 40m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Irish Rail operates a train from Heuston to Kilkenny MacDonagh every 4 hours. Tickets cost 13€ - 18€ and the journey takes 1h 48m.

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 MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
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 MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
Transport for Ireland
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons
Phone
+353 56 8831189
Email
info@bkavcoaches.com
Website
bernardkavanaghcoaches.com
Bus from Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Kilkenny is 123 km. It takes approximately 1h 19m to drive from Dublin to Kilkenny.

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There are 46+ hotels available in Kilkenny. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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