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There are 5 ways to get from Dublin to Limerick by train, bus or car

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Train via Tipperary

  1. Take the train from Heuston to Limerick Junction

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay

Train

  1. Take the train from Heuston to Limerick

Line 700 bus, bus

  1. Take the line 700 bus from Dublin City South, Upper Leeson Street to Dublin Airport
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport Arrival Terminal 1 to Limerick City Hurler's Pub

Drive

  1. Drive from Dublin to Limerick

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Limerick is to bus which costs €14 - €17 and takes 2h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Limerick is to drive which costs €35 - €55 and takes 1h 59m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay and arriving at Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 45m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dublin to Limerick. However, there are services departing from Heuston and arriving at Limerick via Limerick Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 23m.

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The distance between Dublin and Limerick is 175 km. The road distance is 196.2 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Limerick without a car is to train via Tipperary which takes 2h 23m and costs €22 - €35.

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It takes approximately 2h 23m to get from Dublin to Limerick, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Dublin to Limerick is to train via Tipperary which takes 2h 23m and costs €22 - €35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €14 - €17 and takes 2h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Limerick.
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  • Distance: 175.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 23m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Limerick, Ireland?

Irish Rail operates a train from Heuston to Limerick Junction hourly. Tickets cost €15 - €21 and the journey takes 1h 32m. Alternatively, Dublin Coach operates a bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay hourly. Tickets cost €14 - €17 and the journey takes 2h 45m. Kenneally's Bus Service also services this route 4 times a day.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Limerick Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€15 - €18
Flexible
€18 - €21
Train from Heuston to Limerick
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€17 - €20
Flexible
€21 - €24
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 Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
Dublin Coach
Kenneally's Bus Service
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Georges Quay to Arthurs Quay
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
Kenneally's Bus Service
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Upper Leeson Street to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Aircoach
Eireagle
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
eireagle.com
Bus from Dublin Airport Arrival Terminal 1 to Limerick City Hurler's Pub
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€25
Website
Eireagle
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Newcastle
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €21
Website
Citylink
Standard
€14 - €21
Web Fare
€12 - €18

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Dublin to Limerick bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, arrive at Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay station.

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Dublin to Limerick train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Limerick Junction station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Limerick is 196 km. It takes approximately 1h 59m to drive from Dublin to Limerick.

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