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

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Bus Dublin Coach  •  2 h 45 min

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

$11 - $40

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Train  •  2 h 48 min

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

$43 - $61

Bus Citylink  •  4 h 2 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

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Limerick is to bus which costs 9€ - 35€ 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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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 2 h 45 min.

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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 2 h 48 min.

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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 2 h 45 min and costs 9€ - 35€.

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

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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 bus which takes 2 h 45 min and costs 9€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2 h 48 min.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Limerick.
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  • Distance: 109.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 45 min

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

Dublin Coach operates a bus from Dublin to Limerick hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Irish Rail operates a train from Dublin to Limerick hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 33 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$17 - $24
Web Fare
$14 - $21

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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 2 h to drive from Dublin to Limerick.

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There are 110+ hotels available in Limerick. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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