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

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Train via Tipperary  •  2h 44m

  1. Take the train from Dublin Heuston to Limerick Junction 212 / ...

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Bus  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Burgh Quay to Arthur's Quay 300 / ...

2 alternative options

Train  •  3h 44m

  1. Take the train from Dublin Heuston to Limerick rail / ...

Drive  •  1h 59m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Limerick 196.2 km

Dublin to Limerick by train

104 Weekly Trains
2h 44m Average Duration
€20 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Limerick is to bus which costs €15 - €22 and takes 2h 45m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Burgh Quay and arriving at 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 Dublin Heuston and arriving at Limerick via Limerick Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 44m.

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The distance between Dublin and Limerick is 206 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 44m and costs €20 - €30.

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It takes approximately 2h 44m to get from Dublin to Limerick, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Dublin to Limerick is to train via Tipperary which takes 2h 44m and costs €20 - €30. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €15 - €22 and takes 2h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Limerick.
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  • Distance: 206.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 44m

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

Irish Rail operates a train from Dublin Heuston to Limerick Junction hourly. Tickets cost €15 - €22 and the journey takes 1h 31m. Alternatively, Dublin Coach operates a bus from Burgh Quay to Arthur's Quay hourly. Tickets cost €15 - €22 and the journey takes 2h 45m. J.J.Kavanagh & Sons also services this route 4 times a day.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Dublin Heuston to Limerick Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/
Schedules at
https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/train-timetables
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https://journeyplanner.irishrail.ie/webapp/#!P|TP!histId|0!histKey|H111568
Semi Flexible
€15 - €21
Flexible
€15 - €22
Train from Dublin Heuston to Limerick
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €26
Website
https://www.irishrail.ie/en-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
€17 - €25
Flexible
€18 - €26
Bus operators
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Burgh Quay to Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
https://www.dublincoach.ie/
J.J.Kavanagh & Sons
Phone
+353 818 333 222
Email
info@jjkavanagh.ie
Website
jjkavanagh.ie
Bus from George's Quay to Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
https://jjkavanagh.ie/

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Dublin to Limerick bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, arrive at 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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