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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 41 min

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

$68 - $96

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Killarney, Killarney Bus Station to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station 40
  2. Take the bus from St. Patricks Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road 600

$28 - $35

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Killarney to Kilkenny 125.6 miles

$27 - $40

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

You can take a train from Killarney to Kilkenny via Kildare in around 4 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Killarney to Kilkenny via Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station and St. Patricks Quay in around 4 h 50 min.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Killarney to Kildare
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Kildare to Kilkenny
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Killarney, Killarney Bus Station to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Killarney and Kilkenny is 167 km. The road distance is 201 km.

The cheapest way to get from Killarney to Kilkenny is to bus which costs 24€ - 30€ and takes 4 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Killarney to Kilkenny is to drive which takes 2 h 22 min and costs 23€ - 35€.

No, there is no direct train from Killarney to Kilkenny. However, there are services departing from Killarney and arriving at Kilkenny via Kildare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 41 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Killarney to Kilkenny. However, there are services departing from Killarney, Killarney Bus Station and arriving at Kilkenny, Ormond Road via St. Patricks Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 50 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 41 min to get from Killarney to Kilkenny, including transfers.