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There are 3 ways to get from Waterford to Kildare by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 36m

  1. Take the train from Waterford to Kildare Kildare/Waterford Service

23€ - 35€

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Bus  •  2h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Red Cow LUAS 4
  2. Take the bus from Tallaght, Luas Red Cow Park and Ride to Kildare Village 300

27€ - 34€

Drive  •  1h 16m

  1. Drive from Waterford to Kildare 76.9 miles

14€ - 21€

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The cheapest way to get from Waterford to Kildare is to drive which costs 14€ - 21€ and takes 1h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Waterford to Kildare is to drive which costs 14€ - 21€ and takes 1h 16m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Waterford station to Kildare. However, there are services departing from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station and arriving at Kildare Village via Tallaght, Luas Red Cow Park and Ride. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Waterford and arriving at Kildare. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 36m.

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The distance between Waterford and Kildare is 101 km. The road distance is 123.1 km.

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The best way to get from Waterford to Kildare without a car is to train which takes 1h 36m and costs 23€ - 35€.

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The train from Waterford to Kildare takes 1h 36m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Waterford to Kildare bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, arrive at Waterford, Waterford Bus Station.

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Waterford to Kildare train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Waterford station.

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The best way to get from Waterford to Kildare is to train which takes 1h 36m and costs 23€ - 35€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 26€ - 35€ and takes 2h 51m.

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Map of how to get from Waterford to Kildare.
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  • Distance: 63 miles
  • Duration: 1h 36m

What companies run services between Waterford, Ireland and Kildare, Ireland?

Irish Rail operates a train from Waterford to Kildare every 4 hours. Tickets cost 23€ - 35€ and the journey takes 1h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Waterford to Kildare via Red Cow LUAS and Tallaght, Luas Red Cow Park and Ride in around 2h 51m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Waterford, Waterford Bus Station to Red Cow LUAS
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 28€
Website
Bus Eireann
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Tallaght, Luas Red Cow Park and Ride to Kildare Village
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 6€
Website
Dublin Coach
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Tallaght, Luas Red Cow Park and Ride to Kildare Village
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie

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Waterford to Kildare bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, arrive at Kildare Village station.

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Waterford to Kildare train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Kildare station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waterford to Kildare is 123 km. It takes approximately 1h 16m to drive from Waterford to Kildare.

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There are 64+ hotels available in Kildare. Prices start at 70€ per night.

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