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There are 7 ways to get from Dublin to Kilrush by train, bus, car, plane or car ferry

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Train, bus via Tipperary

  1. Take the train from Dublin Heuston to Limerick Junction
  2. Take the bus from Ennis Station to Kilrush

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Burgh Quay to Friar's Walk
  2. Take the bus from Ennis Station to Kilrush

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Dublin Heuston to Athenry
  2. Take the train from Athenry to Ennis
  3. Take the bus from Ennis Station to Kilrush

Bus via Galway

  1. Take the bus from Crampton Quay to ATU Galway City
  2. Take the bus from ATU Galway City to Ennis Station
  3. Take the bus from Ennis Station to Kilrush

Train, bus #2

  1. Take the train from Dublin Heuston to Ennis
  2. Take the bus from Ennis Station to Kilrush

Drive

  1. Drive from Dublin to Kilrush

Fly, drive, car ferry

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Kerry (KIR)
  2. Drive from Abbeyfeale to Tarbert
  3. Take the car ferry from Tarbert to Killimer

Dublin to Kilrush by train and bus

The journey time between Dublin and Kilrush is around 5h and covers a distance of around 291 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 35m. Operated by Irish Rail, Bus Éireann and Local Link Limerick Clare, the Dublin to Kilrush service departs from Dublin Heuston and arrives in Kilrush. Typically 81 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

81 Weekly Services
5h Average Duration
€33 Cheapest Price
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The cost-effective way to get from Dublin to Kilrush is to bus, which costs €26 - €40 and takes 5h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Kilrush is to drive which costs €50 - €75 and takes 2h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Kilrush. However, there are services departing from Burgh Quay and arriving at Kilrush via Ennis Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 8m.

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The distance between Dublin and Kilrush is 230 km. The road distance is 274.5 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Kilrush without a car is to train and bus via Tipperary which takes 5h and costs €30 - €50.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Dublin to Kilrush, including transfers.

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Dublin to Kilrush bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, depart from Burgh Quay station.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Kerry Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Dublin to Kilrush bus services, operated by Bus Éireann, arrive at Kilrush station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Kilrush is 274 km. It takes approximately 2h 58m to drive from Dublin to Kilrush.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Kilrush.
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  • Distance: 229.8 km
  • Duration: 5h

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Kilrush, IE-CE, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilrush via Friar's Walk and Ennis Station in around 5h 8m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Kerry
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €75
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Dublin Heuston to Limerick Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
http://www.irishrail.ie/
Schedules at
https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/train-timetables
Book at
https://journeyplanner.irishrail.ie/webapp/#!P|TP!histId|0!histKey|H111568
Semi Flexible
€15 - €21
Flexible
€15 - €22
Train from Dublin Heuston to Athenry
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
http://www.irishrail.ie/
Schedules at
https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/train-timetables
Book at
https://journeyplanner.irishrail.ie/webapp/#!P|TP!histId|0!histKey|H111568
Semi Flexible
€16 - €23
Flexible
€17 - €24
Train from Athenry to Ennis
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
http://www.irishrail.ie/
Schedules at
https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/train-timetables
Book at
https://journeyplanner.irishrail.ie/webapp/#!P|TP!histId|0!histKey|H111568
Semi Flexible
€7 - €10
Flexible
€7 - €10
Train from Dublin Heuston to Ennis
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€19 - €29
Website
http://www.irishrail.ie/
Schedules at
https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/train-timetables
Book at
https://journeyplanner.irishrail.ie/webapp/#!P|TP!histId|0!histKey|H111568
Semi Flexible
€19 - €28
Flexible
€20 - €29
Bus operators
Bus Éireann
Phone
+353 1 836 6111
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Ennis Station to Kilrush
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
https://www.buseireann.ie/
Bus from ATU Galway City to Ennis Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
https://www.buseireann.ie/
Local Link Limerick Clare
Phone
069-62546
Email
limerickclare@locallink.ie
Website
locallinklc.ie
Bus from Ennis Station to Turks Bar
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Local Link Limerick Clare
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Burgh Quay to Friar's Walk
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
https://www.dublincoach.ie/
GoBus
Phone
+353091 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Crampton Quay to ATU Galway City
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€17 - €22
Website
https://gobus.ie/
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Crampton Quay to ATU Galway City
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€14 - €24
Website
https://www.citylink.ie/
Web Fare
€14 - €21
On Bus
€17 - €24
Ferry operators
ShannonFerry Group
Phone
+353 (0)65 9053124
Email
enquiries@shannonferries.com
Website
shannonferries.com
Car ferry from Tarbert to Killimer
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ShannonFerry Group
ShannonFerry Group Ltd
Phone
+353 65 905 3124
Email
enquiries@shannonferries.com
Website
shannonferries.com
Car ferry from Tarbert to Killimer
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €21
Website
ShannonFerry Group Ltd
Passenger
€6
Car
€21

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Ryanair offers flights from Dublin Airport to Kerry Airport.

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There are 145+ hotels available in Kilrush. Prices start at €42 per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 17 min and costs €5 - €8.

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