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

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Bus  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Kilkenny to Ballynonty 489
  2. Take the bus from Ballynonty to Thurles 896 / ...

$13 - $21

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Train  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Kilkenny MacDonagh to Kildare Kildare/Waterford Service
  2. Take the train from Portlaoise Train Station to Thurles Cork/Mallow Service / ...

$38 - $54

Taxi  •  40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Kilkenny to Thurles 29.1 miles

$65 - $85

Drive  •  40 min

  1. Drive from Kilkenny to Thurles 29.1 miles

$6 - $10

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No, there is no direct bus from Kilkenny to Thurles. However, there are services departing from Kilkenny and arriving at Thurles via Ballynonty. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Kilkenny to Thurles. However, there are services departing from Kilkenny MacDonagh and arriving at Thurles via Kildare and Portlaoise Train Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 34 min.

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The distance between Kilkenny and Thurles is 38 km. The road distance is 46.6 km.

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The best way to get from Kilkenny to Thurles without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to get from Kilkenny to Thurles, including transfers.

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Kilkenny to Thurles bus services, operated by local link, depart from Kilkenny station.

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Kilkenny to Thurles train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Kilkenny MacDonagh station.

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The best way to get from Kilkenny to Thurles is to bus which takes 2 h 45 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 3 h 34 min.

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Kilkenny to Thurles bus services, operated by local link, arrive at Thurles station.

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Kilkenny to Thurles train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Thurles station.

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Map of how to get from Kilkenny to Thurles.
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  • Distance: 23.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 45 min

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

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Thurles via Ballynonty in around 2 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Kilkenny to Thurles via Kildare and Portlaoise Train Station in around 3 h 34 min.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Kilkenny MacDonagh to Kildare
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Portlaoise Train Station to Thurles
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
local link
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Website
locallink.ie
Bus from Kilkenny to Ballynonty
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
locallink.ie
Bus from Ballynonty to Thurles
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
locallink.ie
Bernard Kavanagh & Sons
Phone
+353 56 8831189
Email
info@bkavcoaches.com
Website
bernardkavanaghcoaches.com
Bus from Ballynonty to Liberty Square Thurles
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
bernardkavanaghcoaches.com
Other operators
Taxi from Kilkenny to Thurles
Ave. Duration
40 min
Estimated price
$65 - $85

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Yes, the driving distance between Kilkenny to Thurles is 47 km. It takes approximately 40 min to drive from Kilkenny to Thurles.

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There are 31+ hotels available in Thurles. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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