There are 4 ways to get from Waterford to Kilkenny by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  33 min

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

$11 - $16

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Bus  •  40 min

  1. Take the bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to Kilkenny, Ormond Road 600

$4 - $7

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Waterford to Kilkenny 31.8 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  34 min

  1. Drive from Waterford to Kilkenny 31.8 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Waterford to Kilkenny is to bus which costs 3€ - 6€ and takes 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Waterford to Kilkenny is to train which costs 9€ - 14€ and takes 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford and arriving at Kilkenny, Ormond Road. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Waterford and arriving at Kilkenny MacDonagh. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 33 min.

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The distance between Waterford and Kilkenny is 45 km. The road distance is 50.9 km.

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The best way to get from Waterford to Kilkenny without a car is to train which takes 33 min and costs 9€ - 14€.

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The train from Waterford to Kilkenny MacDonagh takes 33 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Waterford to Kilkenny bus services, operated by Eurobus, depart from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford station.

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

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The best way to get from Waterford to Kilkenny is to train which takes 33 min and costs 9€ - 14€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 3€ - 6€ and takes 40 min.

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Waterford to Kilkenny bus services, operated by Eurobus, arrive at Kilkenny, Ormond Road station.

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

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Map of how to get from Waterford to Kilkenny.
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  • Distance: 28.1 miles
  • Duration: 33 min

What companies run services between Waterford, Ireland and Kilkenny, Leinster, Ireland?

Irish Rail operates a train from Waterford to Kilkenny every 4 hours. Tickets cost $11 - $16 and the journey takes 33 min. Alternatively, Eurobus operates a bus from Waterford to Kilkenny hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $7 and the journey takes 40 min. Dublin Coach also services this route hourly.

Train operators
Bus operators
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $7
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Days Hotel Merchants Quay Waterford to Kilkenny, Ormond Road
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Other operators
Taxi from Waterford to Kilkenny
Ave. Duration
34 min
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Rapid Cabs
Phone
+353 51 858 585
Website
rapidcabs.com
Premier Taxis
Phone
+353 51 373 373
Website
premiertaxis.ie

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