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There are 4 ways to get from Kilkenny to Ballyvaghan by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the train from Kilkenny MacDonagh to Kildare Kildare/Waterford Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Portarlington to Galway Galway Service / ...

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Kilkenny, Ormond Road to Clonmel, M&S Davis Road 717
  2. Take the bus from O'Rahilly Avenue, stop 331911 to Colbert Station, stop 635031 55
  3. Take the bus from Ennis Station, stop 635341 to Ballyvaughan, stop 357561 350

2 alternative options

Bus via Dublin  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the bus from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to Dublin, Arlington Hotel 600
  2. Take the bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station 660 / ...

Drive  •  2h 31m

  1. Drive from Kilkenny to Ballyvaghan 207.5 km

Kilkenny to Ballyvaghan by bus

35 Weekly Buses
6h 31m Average Duration
€32 Cheapest Price
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Kilkenny → Ballyvaghan
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ballyvaghan is 1850 24 1850.

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The cheapest way to get from Kilkenny to Ballyvaghan is to bus which costs €26 - €40 and takes 8h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Kilkenny to Ballyvaghan is to drive which costs €26 - €40 and takes 2h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kilkenny to Ballyvaghan. However, there are services departing from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre and arriving at Ballyvaughan, stop 357551 via Temple Bar, Crampton Quay and Galway Bus Station, stop 555041. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 31m.

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It is 137 km from Kilkenny to Ballyvaghan. It is approximately 207.5 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Kilkenny to Ballyvaghan without a car is to train which takes 4h 54m and costs €95 - €130.

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It takes approximately 4h 54m to get from Kilkenny to Ballyvaghan, including transfers.

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Kilkenny to Ballyvaghan bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, depart from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre station.

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The best way to get from Kilkenny to Ballyvaghan is to train which takes 4h 54m and costs €95 - €130. Alternatively, you can bus via Dublin, which costs €30 - €50 and takes 6h 31m.

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Kilkenny to Ballyvaghan bus services, operated by Citylink, arrive at Galway Coach Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kilkenny to Ballyvaghan is 207 km. It takes approximately 2h 31m to drive from Kilkenny to Ballyvaghan.

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  • Distance: 137.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 54m

What companies run services between Kilkenny, IE-KK, Ireland and Ballyvaghan, Ireland?

You can take a train from Kilkenny to Ballyvaghan via Kildare, Portarlington, and Galway in around 4h 54m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kilkenny to Ballyvaghan via Dublin, Arlington Hotel, Temple Bar, Crampton Quay, Galway Coach Station, and Galway Bus Station, stop 555041 in around 6h 31m.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Kilkenny MacDonagh to Kildare
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€10 - €12
Flexible
€11 - €14
Train from Portarlington to Galway
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€13 - €16
Flexible
€16 - €19
Bus operators
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Dublin Coach
Citylink
Phone
+353 91 564 164
Email
info@citylink.ie
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €21
Website
Citylink
Standard
€14 - €21
Web Fare
€12 - €18
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Temple Bar, Aston Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€15
Website
Aircoach
J.J.Kavanagh & Sons
Phone
+353 818 333 222
Email
info@jjkavanagh.ie
Website
jjkavanagh.ie
Bus from Kilkenny, Ormond Road to Clonmel, M&S Davis Road
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Website
J.J.Kavanagh & Sons
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from O'Rahilly Avenue, stop 331911 to Colbert Station, stop 635031
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Ennis Station, stop 635341 to Ballyvaughan, stop 357561
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Bus Eireann

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