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There are 4 ways to get from Dublin to Limerick by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay 300 / ...

13€ - 23€

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Train  •  2h 50m

  1. Take the train from Heuston to Limerick Junction 1 / ...

22€ - 29€

Bus via Dublin Airport  •  3h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay 712-X / ...

20€ - 30€

Drive  •  1h 59m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Limerick 196.2 km

22€ - 35€

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Limerick is 1850 24 1850.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Limerick is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Limerick is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1850 24 1850.

Last updated: 29 Nov 2020
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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Limerick is to bus which costs 13€ - 23€ and takes 2h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Limerick is to drive which costs 22€ - 35€ 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 every 20 minutes, 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 50m.

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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 bus which takes 2h 45m and costs 13€ - 23€.

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The bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay takes 2h 45m including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Dublin to Limerick bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, 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 bus which takes 2h 45m and costs 13€ - 23€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 22€ - 30€ and takes 2h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Limerick.
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  • Distance: 175.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 45m

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

Transport for Ireland operates a bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay hourly. Tickets cost 13€ - 18€ and the journey takes 2h 45m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Irish Rail operates a train from Heuston to Limerick Junction hourly. Tickets cost 15€ - 21€ and the journey takes 1h 33m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Transport for Ireland
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Email
info@nationaltransport.ie
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
Transport for Ireland
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
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras, stop 135001 to Colbert Station, stop 635031
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
Bus Eireann
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 24€
Website
Citylink
Standard
14€ - 21€
Web Fare
12€ - 18€

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Dublin to Limerick bus services, operated by Transport for Ireland, 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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