Accessibility and transport links:

  • Kilkenny is the closest city to Dublin and just 90 minutes from Dublin Airport via the M9 Motorway
  • Kilkenny is a gateway to Waterford, Cork, Limerick and Galway
  • Home to Ireland’s closest multi-modal port to Europe at Belview
  • Irish Rail operates a train service from Kilkenny MacDonagh to Dublin Heuston six times a day between 06:35 and 19:15. The journey takes approximately 90 minutes.
  • There is a train service between Kilkenny and Waterford up to seven times a day and the journey takes just under 40 minutes.
  • The Big Green Bus service operates between Kilkenny and Dublin City Centre up to 9 times per day between 04:40 and 21:40. The journey takes approximately 105 minutes.
  • There are a number of private bus operators operating routes between Dublin and Kilkenny daily also.
  • There are up to 8 coaches daily operating between Kilkenny and Cork City, and more than 15 services between Kilkenny and Waterford daily.
  • The City of Kilkenny has a bus service operated by City Direct and running buses around the City from 07:00 each morning until 22:30 each night.
  • Bolt, the European mobility champion, has launched its second electric bike service in Kilkenny; the first of its kind in the South East.


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