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

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Bus via Belfast Europa Bus Centre  •  6 h 13 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 X2a
  3. Take the bus from Red Cow LUAS to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre 600

$42 - $66

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Bus Mc Ginley Coach Travel  •  7 h 5 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

$17 - $24

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Bus, train  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre to Dublin Busáras Bus X3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Kilkenny MacDonagh Kildare/Waterford Service

$61 - $88

Train  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Londonderry station to Belfast Central station
  2. Take the train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly
  3. Take the train from Heuston to Kilkenny MacDonagh

$80 - $119

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Londonderry to Kilkenny 223.2 miles

$45 - $70

Bus, fly  •  7 h 39 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

$81 - $151

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The cheapest way to get from Londonderry to Kilkenny is to bus which costs £13 - £19 and takes 7 h 5 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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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 13 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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The best way to get from Londonderry to Kilkenny without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 13 min and costs £30 - £55.

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It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to get from Londonderry to Kilkenny, including transfers.

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Londonderry to Kilkenny bus services, operated by Translink UK, depart from Derry Londonderry Foyle Buscentre station.

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The best way to get from Londonderry to Kilkenny is to bus which takes 6 h 13 min and costs £30 - £55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £60 - £95 and takes 8 h 24 min.

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The quickest flight from Donegal Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Londonderry to Kilkenny bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, arrive at MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre station.

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Map of how to get from Londonderry to Kilkenny.
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  • Distance: 162.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 13 min

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 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Londonderry to Kilkenny via Belfast Central station, Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station, Connolly, Busáras Luas Stop, Heuston Luas Stop, and Heuston in around 8 h 24 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
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Kilkenny MacDonagh
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Belfast City Centre, Lanyon Place Train Station to Connolly
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
irishrail.ie
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
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
aircoach.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Belfast, Europa Bus Centre to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Mc Ginley Coach Travel
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Derry, Water Street to Dublin Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Letterkenny, Mr. Chippy Chip Shop to Bunbeg Cross Roads, Gweedore
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
JJ. Kavanagh
Phone
+353 818 333 222
Website
jjkavanagh.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
jjkavanagh.ie
Bus Feda Teoranta
Website
feda.ie
Bus from Letterkenny, Ramelton Road to Bunbeg Cross Roads, Gweedore
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Schedules at
feda.iesite
Mangan Tours
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Letterkenny, Mr. Chippy Chip Shop to Bunbeg Cross Roads, Gweedore
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie

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Yes, the driving distance between Londonderry to Kilkenny is 223 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to drive from Londonderry to Kilkenny.

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Aer Lingus offers flights from Donegal Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are 112+ hotels available in Kilkenny. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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