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

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Bus Aircoach  •  3 h 54 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

$34 - $47

3 alternative options

Bus Bus Eireann  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to Dublin, Arlington Hotel 600
  2. Take the bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre x2A / ...

Train  •  5 h 1 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

$63 - $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 29€ - 45€ and takes 3 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kilkenny to Belfast is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2 h 55 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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It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to get from Kilkenny to Belfast, including transfers.

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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 54 min.

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The best way to get from Kilkenny to Belfast is to bus which takes 3 h 54 min and costs 29€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 5 h 1 min.

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Map of how to get from Kilkenny to Belfast.
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  • Distance: 145.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 54 min

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 54 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 1 min.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Kilkenny MacDonagh to Heuston
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Connolly to Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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
$16 - $22
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
$15 - $21
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to Dublin, Arlington Hotel
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
transportforireland.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
$7 - $11
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Busáras to Belfast, Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie

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