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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Kilkenny MacDonagh to Waterford

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Kilkenny, Ormond Road to Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Kilkenny to Waterford

Drive

  1. Drive from Kilkenny to Waterford

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The cheapest way to get from Kilkenny to Waterford is to drive which costs €6 - €9 and takes 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kilkenny to Waterford is to taxi which costs €70 - €90 and takes 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Kilkenny, Ormond Road and arriving at Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Kilkenny MacDonagh and arriving at Waterford. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 36 min.

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The distance between Kilkenny and Waterford is 45 km. The road distance is 50.8 km.

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The best way to get from Kilkenny to Waterford without a car is to train which takes 36 min and costs €8 - €11.

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The train from Kilkenny MacDonagh to Waterford takes 36 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Kilkenny to Waterford bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, depart from Kilkenny, Ormond Road station.

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

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The best way to get from Kilkenny to Waterford is to train which takes 36 min and costs €8 - €11. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €8 - €12 and takes 40 min.

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Map of how to get from Kilkenny to Waterford.
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  • Distance: 45 km
  • Duration: 36 min

What companies run services between Kilkenny, IE-KK, Ireland and Waterford, Ireland?

Irish Rail operates a train from Kilkenny MacDonagh to Waterford every 4 hours. Tickets cost €8 - €11 and the journey takes 36 min. Alternatively, Dublin Coach operates a bus from Kilkenny, Ormond Road to Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford every 3 hours. Tickets cost €8 - €11 and the journey takes 40 min. Three other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Bus operators
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Kilkenny, Ormond Road to Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Dublin Coach
Eurobus
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Kilkenny, Ormond Road to Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
Eurobus
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Ormonde College, stop 557121 to Waterford Bus Stn, stop 355051
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
Bus Eireann
Kenneally's Bus Service
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Kilkenny, Ormond Road to The Quay
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
Kenneally's Bus Service
Other operators
Taxi from Kilkenny to Waterford
Ave. Duration
33 min
Estimated price
€70 - €90
Sevens Taxi
Phone
+353 56 777 7777
Martin Butler Taxis Kilkenny
Phone
+353  87 777 7677
Website
kilkennytaxis.ie
Kilkenny Taxis - Ray Cabs
Phone
+353 86 888 2777
Website
kilkennytaxi.ie
Free phone taxi Kilkenny
Phone
+353 1800 303 030
Website
free-phone-taxi-kilkenny-taxi-service.business.site

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Kilkenny to Waterford bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, arrive at Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Kilkenny to Waterford is 51 km. It takes approximately 33 min to drive from Kilkenny to Waterford.

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