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

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Train  •  1h 31m

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

13€ - 17€

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Bus  •  1h 40m

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

11€ - 17€

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Drive  •  1h 19m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Kilkenny 123.4 km

15€ - 23€

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Kilkenny is to bus which costs 11€ - 17€ and takes 1h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Kilkenny is to drive which costs 15€ - 23€ 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 1 and arriving at Kilkenny MacDonagh 1. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 31m.

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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 train which takes 1h 31m and costs 13€ - 17€.

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The train from Heuston 1 to Kilkenny MacDonagh 1 takes 1h 31m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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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 1 station.

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What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Kilkenny, Leinster, Ireland?

Irish Rail operates a train from Heuston 1 to Kilkenny MacDonagh 1 every 4 hours. Tickets cost 13€ - 17€ and the journey takes 1h 31m. Alternatively, 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.

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
11€ - 13€
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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The best way to get from Dublin to Kilkenny is to train which takes 1h 31m and costs 13€ - 17€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 17€ and takes 1h 40m.

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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 1 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 147+ hotels available in Kilkenny. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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