There are 5 ways to get from Kilkenny to Belfast by bus, train or car

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 Aircoach  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Kilkenny, Ormond Road to Tallaght, Luas Red Cow Park and Ride 717
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre 705-x

$36 - $50

Cheapest option

Bus Bus Eireann  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Kilkenny, Ormond Road to Dublin, Eden Quay 817
  2. Take the bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X1

$30 - $40

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to Dublin, Arlington Hotel 600
  2. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast Central Enterprise Service

$46 - $70

Train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Kilkenny to Heuston Kildare/Waterford Service
  2. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast Central Enterprise Service

$66 - $98

Drive  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Kilkenny to Belfast 182.1 miles

$35 - $60

What companies run services between Kilkenny, Leinster, Ireland and Belfast, Northern Ireland?

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Belfast via Tallaght, Luas Red Cow Park and Ride, Red Cow LUAS, and Dublin Airport in around 3 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kilkenny to Belfast via Heuston, Heuston Luas Stop, Busáras Luas Stop, and Connolly in around 5 h 16 min.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Connolly to Belfast Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Kilkenny to Heuston
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
JJ. Kavanagh
Phone
+353 818 333 222
Website
jjkavanagh.ie
Bus from Kilkenny, Ormond Road to Tallaght, Luas Red Cow Park and Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
jjkavanagh.ie
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons
Phone
+353 56 8831189
Email
info@bkavcoaches.com
Website
bernardkavanaghcoaches.com
Bus from Kilkenny, Ormond Road to Dublin, Eden Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
bernardkavanaghcoaches.com
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Dublin Busaras Bus Station to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$25 - $35

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kilkenny to Belfast?

The distance between Kilkenny and Belfast is 233 km. The road distance is 291 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Kilkenny to Belfast?

The cheapest way to get from Kilkenny to Belfast is to bus which costs 25€ - 31€ and takes 5 h 8 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Kilkenny to Belfast?

The quickest way to get from Kilkenny to Belfast is to drive which takes 2 h 55 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

Is there a direct bus between Kilkenny and Belfast?

No, there is no direct bus from Kilkenny to Belfast. However, there are services departing from Kilkenny, Ormond Road and arriving at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre via Red Cow LUAS and Dublin Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

How long does it take to get from Kilkenny to Belfast?

It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Kilkenny to Belfast, including transfers.