There are 11 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.

Recommended option

Fly London City to Dublin, bus  •  6 h 5 min

  1. LCY - DUB

$64 - $241

Cheapest option

Train to London Luton, fly to Dublin, bus  •  6 h 23 min

  1. LTN - DUB

$42 - $200

9 alternative options

Fly London Heathrow to Dublin, bus  •  5 h 58 min

  1. LHR - DUB

$82 - $264

Fly London Gatwick to Dublin, bus  •  6 h 12 min

  1. LGW - DUB

$50 - $192

Fly London Stansted to Dublin, bus  •  6 h 29 min

  1. STN - DUB

$56 - $181

Fly London Heathrow to Cork, bus  •  7 h 34 min

  1. LHR - ORK

$92 - $350

Fly London Heathrow to Shannon, bus  •  8 h 50 min

  1. LHR - SNN

$123 - $391

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  13 h 35 min

  1. 871
  2. 717

$108 - $158

Train, car ferry, bus  •  14 h 11 min

  1. 40 / ...
  2. 600 / ...

$185 - $292

Bus, bus and ferry  •  14 h 40 min

  1. 871
  2. 717

$51 - $68

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 18 min

$107 - $139

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 line 750 bus to Red Cow LUAS, then take the bus to Kilkenny. Alternatively, you can take the train to Heathrow Terminals 1-3, take the walk to London Heathrow airport, fly to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin Airport, take the line 750 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
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
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
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $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
Hourly
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 Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $150
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Fishguard Harbour
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$75 - $120
Bus operators
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
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
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
Bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Kilkenny
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11 - $14
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
Bus from Dublin City South, Georges Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
jjkavanagh.ie
National Express
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 from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London and Kilkenny is 503 km.

The cheapest way to get from London to Kilkenny is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £35 - £55 and takes 14 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from London to Kilkenny is to fly and bus which takes 5 h 58 min and costs £60 - £200.

No, there is no direct bus from London to Kilkenny. However, there are services departing from London Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Kilkenny, Ormond Road via Birmingham and Dublin City South, Georges Quay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 40 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 5 min to get from London to Kilkenny, including transfers.