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

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Bus Aircoach  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to Dublin, Arlington Hotel 600
  2. Take the bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre 705-x

$23 - $37

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Bus, train  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to Dublin, Arlington Hotel 600
  2. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station Enterprise Service / ...

$46 - $73

Bus Bus Eireann  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Kilkenny, Ormond Road to Outside Heuston Train Station 717 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre X2a / ...

$47 - $60

Train  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Kilkenny MacDonagh to Heuston Kildare/Waterford Service
  2. Take the train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station Enterprise Service / ...

$64 - $95

Drive  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Kilkenny to Belfast 182.1 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Kilkenny to Belfast is to bus which costs 19€ - 35€ and takes 4 h 39 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Kilkenny to Belfast. However, there are services departing from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre and arriving at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre via The Gresham Hotel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 39 min.

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The distance between Kilkenny and Belfast is 233 km. The road distance is 291.4 km.

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The best way to get from Kilkenny to Belfast without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 39 min and costs 19€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 39 min to get from Kilkenny to Belfast, including transfers.

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Kilkenny to Belfast 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 Belfast is to bus which takes 4 h 39 min and costs 19€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 5 h 15 min.

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Kilkenny to Belfast bus services, operated by Aircoach, arrive at Belfast, Europa Bus Centre station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kilkenny to Belfast is 291 km. It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to drive from Kilkenny to Belfast.

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Map of how to get from Kilkenny to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 145.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 39 min

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

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Belfast via Dublin, Arlington Hotel and The Gresham Hotel in around 4 h 39 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 15 min.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Kilkenny MacDonagh to Heuston
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from The Gresham Hotel to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
JJ. Kavanagh
Phone
+353 818 333 222
Website
jjkavanagh.ie
Bus from Kilkenny, Ormond Road to Outside Heuston Train Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
jjkavanagh.ie
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons
Phone
+353 56 8831189
Email
info@bkavcoaches.com
Website
bernardkavanaghcoaches.com
Bus from Kilkenny, Ormond Road to Outside Heuston Train Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
bernardkavanaghcoaches.com
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
buseireann.ie

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