There are 3 ways to get from Dublin to Kilkenny by bus, train or car
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Bus • 1h 40m
10€ - 17€
2 alternative options
Train • 1h 48m
13€ - 18€
Drive • 1h 19m
13€ - 20€
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Kilkenny is to bus which costs 10€ - 17€ and takes 1h 40m.
The quickest way to get from Dublin to Kilkenny is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1h 19m.
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.
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.
The distance between Dublin and Kilkenny is 101 km. The road distance is 123.4 km.
The best way to get from Dublin to Kilkenny without a car is to bus which takes 1h 40m and costs 10€ - 17€.
The bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre takes 1h 40m including transfers and departs hourly.
Dublin to Kilkenny bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, depart from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay station.
Dublin to Kilkenny train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Heuston station.
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.
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 from Heuston to Kilkenny MacDonagh
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 48m
- Every 4 hours
- Estimated price
- 13€ - 18€
- Irish Rail
- Semi Flexible
- 13€ - 15€
- 15€ - 18€
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
- Ave. Duration
- 1h 40m
- Every 3 hours
- Estimated price
- 11€ - 14€
- Dublin Coach
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More Questions & Answers
Dublin to Kilkenny bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, arrive at MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre station.
Dublin to Kilkenny train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Kilkenny MacDonagh station.
Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Kilkenny is 123 km. It takes approximately 1h 19m to drive from Dublin to Kilkenny.
There are 46+ hotels available in Kilkenny. Prices start at 75€ per night.