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 - $36

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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 Kildare/Waterford Service

$50 - $71

Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Limerick to Kilkenny 81.5 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Limerick to Kilkenny is to drive which costs 15€ - 22€ and takes 1 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Limerick to Kilkenny is to drive which takes 1 h 32 min and costs 15€ - 22€.

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The distance between Limerick and Kilkenny is 92 km. The road distance is 130 km.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Limerick 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 via Kildare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 44 min.

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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
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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