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

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Train  •  1 h 32 min

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

$26 - $40

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 40 min

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

$7 - $22

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Dublin to Kilkenny 77.1 miles

$16 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Kilkenny is to bus which costs 6€ - 20€ and takes 1 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Kilkenny is to drive which costs 14€ - 22€ and takes 1 h 19 min.

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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 train from Heuston to Kilkenny MacDonagh takes 1 h 32 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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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 every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Heuston and arriving at Kilkenny MacDonagh. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 32 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Kilkenny.
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  • Distance: 63.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 32 min

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

Irish Rail operates a train from Dublin to Kilkenny hourly. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 32 min. Alternatively, Eurobus operates a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny hourly. Tickets cost $12 - $15 and the journey takes 1 h 40 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Bus operators
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
JJ. Kavanagh
Phone
+353 818 333 222
Website
jjkavanagh.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Georges Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
jjkavanagh.ie
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons
Phone
+353 56 8831189
Email
info@bkavcoaches.com
Website
bernardkavanaghcoaches.com
Bus from Ulster Bank George's Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
bernardkavanaghcoaches.com

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