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

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Heuston to Limerick Portlaoise/Limerick Service

$40 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus Eurobus  •  2 h 45 min

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

$11 - $23

3 alternative options

Train via Limerick Junction  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Heuston to Limerick Junction Cork/Mallow Service / ...

$43 - $60

Bus Citylink  •  3 h 22 min

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

$23 - $37

Drive  •  2 h

  1. Drive from Dublin to Limerick 122.7 miles

$26 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Limerick is to bus which costs 9€ - 21€ and takes 2 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Limerick is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 2 h.

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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 train from Heuston to Limerick takes 2 h 15 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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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 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Heuston and arriving at Limerick. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 15 min.

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Dublin to Limerick bus services, operated by Eurobus, depart from Dublin station.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Limerick.
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  • Distance: 109.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 15 min

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

Irish Rail operates a train from Dublin to Limerick every 4 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 2 h 15 min. Alternatively, Eurobus operates a bus from Dublin to Limerick every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $19 - $23 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Limerick
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Limerick Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Busáras to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $21

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