There are 6 ways to get from Glendalough to Kilkenny by bus, train, car or taxi

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus Dublin Coach  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Glendalough Visitor Centre to Cornelscourt, Springfield Park 181
  2. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre 600

$19 - $24

5 alternative options

Bus JJ. Kavanagh  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Glendalough Visitor Centre to Dawson Street 181
  2. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Georges Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road 717

$24 - $32

Line 133 bus, train  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the line 133 bus from Kilmacanogue to Dublin 133
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Kilkenny Kildare/Waterford Service

$42 - $59

Bus, train  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Glendalough Visitor Centre to Dublin City South, Lower Leeson Street 181
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Kilkenny Kildare/Waterford Service

$38 - $52

Drive  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Glendalough to Kilkenny 66.2 miles

$14 - $21

Taxi, train  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Take a taxi from Glendalough to Carlow
  2. Take the train from Carlow to Kilkenny Kildare/Waterford Service

$103 - $125

Questions & Answers

The distance between Glendalough and Kilkenny is 74 km. The road distance is 106 km.

The cheapest way to get from Glendalough to Kilkenny is to drive which costs 12€ - 18€ and takes 1 h 16 min.

The quickest way to get from Glendalough to Kilkenny is to drive which takes 1 h 16 min and costs 12€ - 18€.

No, there is no direct bus from Glendalough to Kilkenny. However, there are services departing from Glendalough Visitor Centre and arriving at MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre via Cornelscourt, Springfield Park and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 4 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 4 min to get from Glendalough to Kilkenny, including transfers.

What companies run services between Glendalough, Ireland and Kilkenny, Leinster, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Glendalough to Kilkenny via Cornelscourt, Springfield Park, Dublin City South, Westmoreland Street, and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay in around 4 h 4 min.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Kilkenny
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Carlow to Kilkenny
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Glendalough Visitor Centre to Cornelscourt, Springfield Park
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Bus from Glendalough Visitor Centre to Dawson Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Bus from Glendalough Visitor Centre to Dublin City South, Lower Leeson Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
JJ. Kavanagh
Phone
+353 818 333 222
Website
jjkavanagh.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Georges Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
jjkavanagh.ie
Other operators
Taxi from Glendalough to Carlow
Ave. Duration
55 min
Estimated price
$90 - $120

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