Getting Here and Around in Kilkenny City


Getting Here and Around

From Dublin take the N7/M7 to the M9 and exit at Junction 8 for the N10 to Kilkenny. These are major motorways so the 62-mile trip takes only an hour and a half. Cork is a 2-hour drive, while Waterford City is only a 40-minute hop. There is plenty of paid parking around the town.

The bus station is a bit down from the train station on St. John's Street, and Bus Éireann runs eight buses a day to Dublin for a 2-hour 10-minute trip that costs €10.80 one-way and €12.15 round-trip. Three buses a day go to Cork for a three-hour trip that costs €16.70 one-way and €21.60 round-trip. J. J. Kavanagh & Sons runs five buses a day from the station directly to Dublin airport for a three-hour journey that costs €18 one-way and €28 round-trip.

MacDonagh Station, the city train station, is a short walk from the city center at the top of St. John's Street. The station is on the Dublin—Waterford City line, which also serves Athy, Carlow, Bagenalstown, and Thomastown. Irish Rail runs six trains a day in each direction and the trip to Dublin takes about 1 hour 45 minutes and costs €18 each way. There is no direct train to Cork, but five trains a day go via Newbridge for a four-hour journey that costs €20.


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