Trains Dublin to Kilkenny: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Dublin to Kilkenny by train

The journey from Dublin to Kilkenny by train is 62.85 mi and takes 2 hr 20 min. There are 31 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:17 AM and the last at 6:40 PM. It is possible to travel from Dublin to Kilkenny by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration2 hr 20 min
Connection per Day31
First Departure6:17 AM
Last Departure6:40 PM
Distance62.85 mi
DepartureDublin
ArrivalKilkenny
CarriersIrish Rail

Dublin to Kilkenny Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Dublin to Kilkenny by train

On average, the train from Dublin to Kilkenny is 2 hr 20 min journey time. Around 31 trains depart a day between Dublin and Kilkenny, and the average price is . 

Iarnród Éireann, also known as Irish Rail, runs regular intercity services. The journey from Dublin to Kilkenny takes you 123.4 km from the capital to the medieval city of Kilkenny.

All the trains between Dublin and Kilkenny are direct and often run, usually every two hours. There are 31 connections daily. 

They offer several discounts for children, young adults, and students, as well as different fares depending on flexibility. There is the option to buy season tickets, and if you are in the mood for a deluxe journey, do not worry - there is a first class. You will be happy to know that Iarnród Éireann provides fast Wi-Fi access and power sockets under each train seat in both the first and second classes.

Your journey starts at Dublin Heuston station, just three kilometers from the city center. It connects Dublin to the country's West and South- West. The metropolitan Luas tram system runs between Heuston and Connolly Stations every few minutes, providing convenient transport within the city limits. It features nine top platforms and easy-level access to the street from the terminus.

Kilkenny has just one train station, the MacDonagh station, located in the town center, from which you can easily stroll to several of the town's tourist attractions. Home to idyllic medieval architecture, Kilkenny is a charming Irish town located in the Southeast corner of Ireland. It's known for its grand 1195 Norman castle and well-preserved churches from centuries past such as St Canice's Cathedral and Black Abbey Dominican Priory. 

If you're planning to travel to Kilkenny from Dublin by train, let us help you plan it. We check thousands of destinations across rail, bus, and flight to help you find the best price. Check out our handy price calendar below, where you can see the best prices across all modes of transport between Kilkenny and Dublin. 

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Cheap train tickets from Dublin to Kilkenny
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Dublin to Kilkenny.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Dublin to Kilkenny, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Dublin to Kilkenny.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $1.44 to $10.25 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 86% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Dublin to Kilkenny

The cheapest Dublin - Kilkenny train tickets can be found for as low as $2.20 if you’re lucky, or $4.64 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $11.90.

Find the best day to travel to Kilkenny by train

When travelling to Kilkenny by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Dublin to Kilkenny CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
7.08kg
Bus
7.59kg
Flight
20.23kg
Car
16.18kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Dublin to Kilkenny by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Dublin and Kilkenny are 7.08kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Dublin and Kilkenny? By taking the train between Dublin and Kilkenny you will save 13.15kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.51kg compared to a bus and 9.1kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Dublin and Kilkenny by train?
Dublin to Kilkenny is 62.85 mi.
How long does the train between Dublin and Kilkenny take?
Dublin to Kilkenny is on average 2 hr 20 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 27 min.
How many train connections per day go from Dublin to Kilkenny?
Dublin to Kilkenny has 31 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Dublin to Kilkenny leave?
The earliest train from Dublin to Kilkenny departs at 6:17 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Dublin to Kilkenny depart?
The latest train from Dublin to Kilkenny departs at 6:40 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
How many direct connections depart from Dublin to Kilkenny?
There are on average 6 direct connection(s) from Dublin to go to Kilkenny.
What's the fastest journey time between Dublin to Kilkenny by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Dublin and Kilkenny is 1 hr 27 min.
Is there a direct train from Dublin to Kilkenny?
Yes, there is a direct train between Dublin and Kilkenny.
What are the CO2 emissions for Dublin to Kilkenny by train?
The train journey from Dublin to Kilkenny creates 7.08kg of CO2 emissions.

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