There are 9 ways to get from London to Kilkenny by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry, car ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly London City to Dublin, bus  •  5 h 39 min

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

$64 - $245

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Train to London Luton, fly to Dublin, bus  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Dublin (DUB) LTN - DUB
  3. Take the bus from Red Cow LUAS to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre

$49 - $203

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Fly London Heathrow to Dublin, bus  •  5 h 32 min

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

$82 - $267

Fly London Gatwick to Dublin, bus  •  5 h 46 min

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

$50 - $195

Fly London Stansted to Dublin, bus  •  6 h 3 min

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

$56 - $185

Fly London Heathrow to Cork, bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cork (ORK) LHR - ORK
  2. Take the bus from St. Patricks Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road

$92 - $355

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  13 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Red Cow LUAS to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre 600

$99 - $150

Train, car ferry, bus  •  13 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from London Paddington to Swansea
  2. Take the train from Swansea to Fishguard Harbour
  3. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  4. Take the bus from Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station 40 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to Kilkenny, Ormond Road 600

$193 - $297

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Drive from London to Fishguard
  2. Take the car ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare
  3. Drive from Rosslare to Kilkenny

$107 - $139

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Kilkenny is to fly and bus which costs £40 - £150 and takes 6 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Kilkenny is to fly and bus which costs £60 - £210 and takes 5 h 32 min.

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The distance between London and Kilkenny is 314 miles.

The best way to get from London to Kilkenny without a car is to train and bus and ferry and bus which takes 13 h 17 min and costs £75 - £120.

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It takes approximately 5 h 39 min to get from London to Kilkenny, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from London City Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Aer Lingus, Flybe, British Airways and CityJet offer flights from London City Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are 117+ hotels available in Kilkenny. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from London to London City Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs £3 - £4.

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Map of how to get from London to Kilkenny.
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  • Distance: 314.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 39 min

What companies run services between London, England and Kilkenny, Leinster, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from London to Kilkenny. However, you can take the train to London City Airport DLR Station, take the walk to London City airport, fly to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin Airport, take the bus to Red Cow LUAS, then take the bus to Kilkenny. Alternatively, you can take the train to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3, take the walk to London Heathrow airport, fly to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin Airport, take the bus to Red Cow LUAS, then take the bus to Kilkenny.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from London City to Dublin via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $500
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $210
Flights from London Stansted to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $190
Flights from London Luton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $200
CityJet
Website
cityjet.com
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Dublin via Exeter
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Virgin West Coast Trains
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from London Paddington to Swansea
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $80
Advanced Single
$55 - $80
Anytime Day Single
$100 - $190
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Swansea to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $20
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
First Anytime Day Single
$45 - $70
Bus operators
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
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
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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