There are 3 ways to get from Limerick to Kilkenny by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Clonmel 55
  2. Take the bus from Clonmel - Army Brks to Kilkenny, Ormond Road 717

$28 - $35

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Train  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Limerick to Kildare Portlaoise/Limerick Service
  2. Take the train from Kildare to Kilkenny MacDonagh Kildare/Waterford Service

$50 - $70

Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Limerick to Kilkenny 81.5 miles

$17 - $26

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No, there is no direct bus from Limerick station to Kilkenny. However, there are services departing from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station and arriving at Kilkenny, Ormond Road via Clonmel - Army Brks. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Limerick to Kilkenny. However, there are services departing from Limerick and arriving at Kilkenny MacDonagh via Kildare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 44 min.

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The distance between Limerick and Kilkenny is 92 km. The road distance is 130.4 km.

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The best way to get from Limerick to Kilkenny without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to get from Limerick to Kilkenny, including transfers.

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Limerick to Kilkenny bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station.

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

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The best way to get from Limerick to Kilkenny is to bus which takes 3 h 2 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 3 h 44 min.

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Limerick to Kilkenny bus services, operated by JJ. Kavanagh, arrive at Kilkenny, Ormond Road station.

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

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Map of how to get from Limerick to Kilkenny.
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  • Distance: 57.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 2 min

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

You can take a bus from Limerick to Kilkenny via Clonmel and Clonmel - Army Brks in around 3 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Limerick to Kilkenny via Kildare in around 3 h 44 min.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Limerick to Kildare
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Kildare to Kilkenny MacDonagh
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 Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Clonmel
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
JJ. Kavanagh
Phone
+353 818 333 222
Website
jjkavanagh.ie
Bus from Clonmel - Army Brks to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
jjkavanagh.ie

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Yes, the driving distance between Limerick to Kilkenny is 130 km. It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to drive from Limerick to Kilkenny.

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There are 115+ hotels available in Kilkenny. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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