There are 4 ways to get from Waterford to Killarney by train, bus 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

Train  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Waterford to Limerick Junction Waterford - Limerick Junction Service
  2. Take the train from Limerick Junction to Killarney Tralee Service

$45 - $67

Cheapest option

Bus Dublin Coach  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay 600
  2. Take the bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Killarney, Killarney Bus Station 40

$25 - $32

2 alternative options

Bus via Parnell Street  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Parnell Street to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station 40
  2. Take the bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Killarney, Killarney Bus Station 40

$36 - $43

Drive  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Waterford to Killarney 120.4 miles

$26 - $40

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

You can take a train from Waterford to Killarney via Limerick Junction in around 4 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Waterford to Killarney via St. Patricks Quay and Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station in around 4 h 25 min.

Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Waterford to Limerick Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Limerick Junction to Killarney
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Killarney, Killarney Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Parnell Street to Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
buseireann.ie

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Waterford and Killarney is 165 km. The road distance is 193 km.

The cheapest way to get from Waterford to Killarney is to bus which costs 21€ - 28€ and takes 4 h 25 min.

The quickest way to get from Waterford to Killarney is to drive which takes 2 h 24 min and costs 22€ - 35€.

No, there is no direct train from Waterford to Killarney. However, there are services departing from Waterford and arriving at Killarney via Limerick Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 11 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Waterford to Killarney. However, there are services departing from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford and arriving at Killarney, Killarney Bus Station via Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 11 min to get from Waterford to Killarney, including transfers.