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

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Train  •  2h 44m

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

22€ - 31€

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Bus  •  2h 45m

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

14€ - 35€

2 alternative options

Bus via Dublin Airport  •  3h 41m

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

20€ - 32€

Drive  •  2h

  1. Drive from Dublin to Limerick 196.2 km

24€ - 35€

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Limerick is to bus which costs 14€ - 35€ and takes 2h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Limerick is to drive which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 2h.

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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 44m.

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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 train which takes 2h 44m and costs 22€ - 35€.

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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 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 train which takes 2h 44m and costs 22€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 14€ - 35€ and takes 2h 45m.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Limerick.
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  • Distance: 175.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 44m

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

Irish Rail operates a train from Dublin to Limerick hourly. Tickets cost 15€ - 22€ and the journey takes 1h 30m. Alternatively, Dublin Coach operates a bus from Dublin to Limerick hourly. Tickets cost 14€ - 17€ and the journey takes 2h 45m. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Limerick Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
15€ - 18€
Flexible
19€ - 22€
Bus operators
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
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
16€ - 20€
Website
Transport for Ireland
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
29€ - 35€
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€ - 21€
Website
Citylink
Standard
14€ - 21€
Web Fare
12€ - 18€

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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 2h to drive from Dublin to Limerick.

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There are 125+ hotels available in Limerick. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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