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There are 9 ways to get from Southampton to Kilkenny by train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry, 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

Train, car ferry, bus  •  14h 26m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Cardiff Central
  2. Take the train from Cardiff Central 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 / ...

$167 - $259

Cheapest option

Fly Southampton to Dublin, bus  •  5h 55m

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

$57 - $275

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Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  14h 40m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin 871
  3. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre 600

$99 - $147

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 58m

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

$104 - $134

Train to Bristol, fly to Dublin, bus  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Dublin (DUB) BRS - DUB
  3. Take the bus from Red Cow LUAS to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre

$83 - $243

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Dublin, bus  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dublin (DUB) LHR - DUB
  4. Take the bus from Red Cow LUAS to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre

$109 - $314

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Dublin, bus  •  7h 24m

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

$73 - $260

Train to Cardiff, fly to Dublin, bus  •  8h 43m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Cardiff Central
  2. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Dublin (DUB) CWL - DUB
  3. Take the bus from Red Cow LUAS to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre

$112 - $310

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Cork, bus  •  9h 12m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Cork (ORK) LHR - ORK
  4. Take the bus from St. Patricks Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road

$118 - $402

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Kilkenny is to fly and bus which costs £40 - £220 and takes 5h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Kilkenny is to fly and bus which costs £40 - £220 and takes 5h 55m.

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The distance between Southampton and Kilkenny is 279 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Kilkenny without a car is to train and car ferry and bus which takes 14h 26m and costs £120 - £200.

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It takes approximately 14h 26m to get from Southampton to Kilkenny, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Southampton Airport to Dublin Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Aer Lingus and Flybe offer flights from Southampton Airport to Dublin Airport.

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There are 111+ hotels available in Kilkenny. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport is to train which takes 10m and costs £1 - £28.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Kilkenny.
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  • Distance: 279.2 miles
  • Duration: 14h 26m

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

There is no direct connection from Southampton to Kilkenny. However, you can take the train to Cardiff Central, take the train to Fishguard Harbour, take the walk to Fishguard, take the car ferry to Rosslare, take the walk to Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour, take the bus to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station, take the walk to Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford, then take the bus to Kilkenny, Ormond Road. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Southampton to Kilkenny via Birmingham New Street, Birmingham, Dublin, Outside Connolly Station, Dublin City South, Hawkin's Street, and Dublin City South, Burgh Quay in around 14h 40m.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $300
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$850 - $2,700
Flights from London Heathrow to Cork
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bristol to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $240
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $210
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Southampton to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Cardiff to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $300
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Cardiff Central
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$35 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $120
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
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
2h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $75
First Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $95
Train from Southampton Central to Reading
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$24 - $40
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Rosslare Harbour, Rosslare Harbour to Waterford, Waterford Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $19
Website
Bus Eireann
Bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Kilkenny
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
Bus Eireann
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
Dublin Coach
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Dublin Coach
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Dublin Coach
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Dublin Coach
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $15
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Red Cow LUAS to MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $14
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from St. Patricks Quay to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $20
Schedules at
transportforireland.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
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Website
National Express
Ferry operators
Stena Line

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