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There are 3 ways to get from Dublin to Limerick by bus, train or car

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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 Junction

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 €23 - €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 49m.

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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 €14 - €17.

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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 Eurobus, 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 €14 - €17. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €22 - €35 and takes 2h 49m.

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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?

Eurobus operates a bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay hourly, 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 - €22 and the journey takes 1h 35m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Eurobus
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
Eurobus
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 Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
Kenneally's Bus Service

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Dublin to Limerick bus services, operated by Eurobus, 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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