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

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Bus  •  4 h 26 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

$9 - $20

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Train  •  4 h 41 min

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

$67 - $94

Drive  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Killarney to Kilkenny 125.6 miles

$27 - $40

Fly, bus  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Kerry (KIR) to Dublin (DUB) KIR - DUB
  2. Take the bus from Red Cow LUAS to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre

$53 - $114

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The cheapest way to get from Killarney to Kilkenny is to bus which costs 8€ - 18€ and takes 4 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Killarney to Kilkenny is to drive which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 2 h 22 min.

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

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It takes approximately 4 h 26 min to get from Killarney to Kilkenny, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Killarney station 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 26 min.

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

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The nearest airport to Kilkenny is Dublin (DUB) Airport which is 109.3 km away. Other nearby airports include Shannon (SNN) (112.6 km), Cork (ORK) (122.9 km), Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) (233.4 km) and Belfast City (BHD) (236.3 km).

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Map of how to get from Killarney to Kilkenny.
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  • Distance: 104.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 26 min

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

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 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Killarney to Kilkenny via Kildare in around 4 h 41 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Kerry to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Killarney to Kildare
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Kildare to Kilkenny MacDonagh
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Killarney, Killarney Bus Station to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $20
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
transportforireland.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
$9 - $14
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie

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