There are 6 ways to get from Londonderry to Kilkenny by bus, train, car or plane

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

Bus via Belfast Europa Bus Centre  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre to Belfast Europa Bus Centre 212
  2. Take the bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
  3. Take the bus from Red Cow LUAS to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre 600

$42 - $62

Cheapest option

Bus John McGinley  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Derry, Water Street to Dublin Airport 933
  2. Take the bus from Dublin Airport to Kilkenny, Ormond Road 717

$36 - $50

4 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre to Dublin Busáras Bus X3 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Georges Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road 717

$49 - $68

Train  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Londonderry station to Belfast Central station
  2. Take the train from Belfast Central to Connolly
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Kilkenny

$80 - $119

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Londonderry to Kilkenny 223.2 miles

$45 - $70

Bus, fly  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Letterkenny, Mr. Chippy Chip Shop to Bunbeg Cross Roads, Gweedore
  2. Fly from Donegal (CFN) to Dublin (DUB) CFN - DUB
  3. Take the bus from Red Cow LUAS to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre

$79 - $150

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Londonderry to Kilkenny is to bus which costs £27 - £40 and takes 6 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Londonderry to Kilkenny is to drive which costs £35 - £55 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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The distance between Londonderry and Kilkenny is 163 miles. The road distance is 223.2 miles.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Londonderry to Kilkenny. However, there are services departing from Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre and arriving at MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre via Belfast, Europa Bus Centre, Dublin Airport and Red Cow LUAS. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 5 min.

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What companies run services between Londonderry, Northern Ireland and Kilkenny, Leinster, Ireland?

You can take a bus from Londonderry to Kilkenny via Belfast Europa Bus Centre, Belfast, Europa Bus Centre, Dublin Airport, and Red Cow LUAS in around 6 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Londonderry to Kilkenny via Belfast Central station, Belfast Central, Connolly, Busáras Luas Stop, Heuston Luas Stop, and Heuston in around 8 h 25 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Donegal to Dublin
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Train operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Train from Londonderry station to Belfast Central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast Central to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Kilkenny
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Translink UK
Phone
+44 28 9066 6630
Email
feedback@translink.co.uk
Website
translink.co.uk
Bus from Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre to Belfast Europa Bus Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$17 - $24
Bus from Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre to Dublin Busáras Bus
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
translink.co.uk
Regional
$30 - $45
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
aircoach.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
JJ. Kavanagh
Phone
+353 818 333 222
Website
jjkavanagh.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Georges Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $23
Schedules at
jjkavanagh.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
jjkavanagh.ie
John McGinley
Website
johnmcginley.com
Bus from Derry, Water Street to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Schedules at
johnmcginley.com
Bus from Letterkenny, Mr. Chippy Chip Shop to Bunbeg Cross Roads, Gweedore
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
johnmcginley.com
Mangan Tours
Phone
+353 749135460
Website
mangantours.ie
Bus from Letterkenny, Mr. Chippy Chip Shop to Bunbeg Cross Roads, Gweedore
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
mangantours.ie
Bus Feda Teoranta
Website
feda.ie
Bus from Letterkenny, Ramelton Road to Bunbeg Cross Roads, Gweedore
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $24
Schedules at
feda.iesite

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