There are 4 ways to get from Kilkenny to Galway by train, bus 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

Train  •  3 h 49 min

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

$54 - $76

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 17 min

  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 761 / ...

$23 - $48

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Kilkenny, Outside Train Station to Athlone, Athlone Bus Station 73
  2. Take the train from Athlone to Galway Galway Service

$46 - $58

Drive  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Kilkenny to Galway 110.8 miles

$24 - $35

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

You can take a train from Kilkenny to Galway via Kildare in around 3 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Kilkenny to Galway via Dublin, Arlington Hotel and Temple Bar, Crampton Quay in around 4 h 17 min.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Kilkenny to Kildare
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Kildare to Galway
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Athlone to Galway
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $25
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
JJ. Kavanagh
Phone
+353 818 333 222
Website
jjkavanagh.ie
Bus from Kilkenny, Ormond Road to Eden Quay
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
jjkavanagh.ie
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Temple Bar, Crampton Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$18 - $25
Web Fare
$15 - $22
Transport for Ireland
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Galway Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Kilkenny, Outside Train Station to Athlone, Athlone Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $33
Schedules at
buseireann.ie

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Kilkenny to Galway?

The distance between Kilkenny and Galway is 139 km. The road distance is 177 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Kilkenny to Galway is to drive which costs 19€ - 29€ and takes 2 h 18 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Kilkenny to Galway is to drive which takes 2 h 18 min and costs 19€ - 29€.

Is there a direct train between Kilkenny and Galway?

No, there is no direct train from Kilkenny to Galway. However, there are services departing from Kilkenny and arriving at Galway via Kildare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 49 min.

Is there a direct bus between Kilkenny and Galway?

No, there is no direct bus from Kilkenny to Galway. However, there are services departing from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre and arriving at Galway Coach Station via Temple Bar, Crampton Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 17 min.

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

It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to get from Kilkenny to Galway, including transfers.