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There are 3 ways to get from Glasgow to Kilkenny (Region) by car, car ferry, plane or bus

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Drive, car ferry  •  6h 49m

  1. Drive from Glasgow to Cairnryan
  2. Take the car ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  3. Drive from Belfast to Kilkenny (Region)

Cheapest option

Fly from Glasgow, bus  •  5h 53m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Dublin (DUB) GLA - DUB
  2. Take the bus from Red Cow LUAS to Kilkenny, Ormond Road

€29 - €144

1 alternative option

Bus to Edinburgh, fly, bus  •  7h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
  2. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Dublin (DUB) EDI - DUB
  3. Take the bus from Red Cow LUAS to Kilkenny, Ormond Road

€35 - €135

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Kilkenny (Region) is 1850 24 1850.

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The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Kilkenny (Region) is to fly and bus which costs £24 - £130 and takes 5h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Kilkenny (Region) is to fly and bus which costs £24 - £130 and takes 5h 53m.

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The distance between Glasgow and Kilkenny (Region) is 413 km.

It takes approximately 6h 49m to get from Glasgow to Kilkenny (Region), including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer flights from Glasgow Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are 30+ hotels available in Kilkenny (Region). Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Glasgow to Kilkenny (Region).
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  • Distance: 413.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 49m

What companies run services between Glasgow, Scotland and Kilkenny (Region), IE-KK, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Glasgow to Kilkenny (Region). However, you can take the drive to Cairnryan, take the car ferry to Belfast, then take the drive to Kilkenny (Region). Alternatively, you can take the train to Paisley Gilmour Street, take the walk to Paisley, Stop 3 Central Road, take the line 757 bus to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building, take the walk to Glasgow airport, fly to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin Airport, take the bus to Red Cow LUAS, take the bus to Kilkenny, Ormond Road, take the walk to Kilkenny, then take the line 499 bus to Kilkenny (Region).

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€9 - €70
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€10 - €85
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Glasgow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Edinburgh to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €370
Bus operators
Transport for Ireland
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Email
info@nationaltransport.ie
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Transport for Ireland
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €13
Website
Dublin Coach
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons
Phone
+353 56 8831189
Email
info@bkavcoaches.com
Website
bernardkavanaghcoaches.com
Bus from Tallaght, Luas Red Cow Park and Ride to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Scottish Citylink
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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