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Kilkenny to Dublin by train

The journey from Kilkenny to Dublin by train is 62.85 mi and takes 2 hr 21 min. There are 31 connections per day, with the first departure at 6:35 AM and the last at 7:14 PM. It is possible to travel from Kilkenny to Dublin by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration2 hr 21 min
Connection per Day31
First Departure6:35 AM
Last Departure7:14 PM
Distance62.85 mi
CarriersIrish Rail

Kilkenny to Dublin Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Traveling from Kilkenny to Dublin by Train

The rail journey from Kilkenny, a medieval city steeped in Irish history, to Dublin, the vibrant capital of Ireland, is a scenic passage through the heart of the Emerald Isle. Spanning a distance of approximately 62.85 mi, passengers are treated to glimpses of the lush Irish countryside. The usual travel time stands at around 2 hr 21 min, with 31 trains serving this route daily. While ticket prices typically commence from , early reservations are recommended to secure optimal rates and seat choices. Departures are from Kilkenny's MacDonagh Station and conclude at Dublin's Heuston or Connolly Station.

Iarnród Éireann, or Irish Rail, is the primary provider linking these cities, ensuring a reliable and comfortable transit experience. Onboard, passengers can expect well-appointed seating arrangements across standard and first-class compartments. For the convenience of the commuters, the train is equipped with free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a trolley service offering light refreshments and beverages.

Most services connecting Kilkenny and Dublin are direct, allowing for a hassle-free journey. However, a change might be necessary during peak hours or special events, so travelers are advised to check the schedule in advance. The carriages are designed with spacious seating and designated zones for those requiring special assistance.

Kilkenny's MacDonagh Station is a short walk from the city center, with ample bus services and taxis to facilitate transit. On arrival in Dublin, both Heuston and Connolly stations offer extensive links to the city's bus, tram (Luas), and regional train networks, making navigation within Dublin straightforward and efficient.

Things to Do/See in Dublin:

  1. Trinity College and the Book of Kells: Discover Ireland's oldest university and iconic manuscript.
  2. Guinness Storehouse: Experience the brewing process and enjoy panoramic city views.
  3. Dublin Castle: Explore this historic complex from the Viking era.
  4. Temple Bar: Dublin's cultural and nightlife hub, famed for its cobbled streets.
  5. Kilmainham Gaol: Delve into Ireland's turbulent history in this former prison.
  6. Grafton Street: Shop and people-watch on this bustling pedestrian street.
  7. St. Stephen's Green: A serene city park, perfect for relaxation.
  8. Jameson Distillery Bow St.: Learn about whiskey-making and sample the famed spirit.
  9. National Museum of Ireland: Witness the country's rich history and artifacts.
  10. Phoenix Park: Europe's largest enclosed urban park, home to the Dublin Zoo.

What to Eat in Dublin:

  1. Irish Stew: A hearty dish of meat, potatoes, and vegetables.
  2. Boxty: Traditional Irish potato pancakes.
  3. Coddle: A Dublin specialty made of sausage, bacon, onions, and potatoes.
  4. Guinness Pie: A savory pie infused with the iconic Irish stout.
  5. Soda Bread: A staple in Irish households, best enjoyed with butter.
  6. Black and White Pudding: A must-try breakfast item.
  7. Seafood Chowder: A creamy soup filled with the day's fresh catch.
  8. Colcannon: Mashed potatoes mixed with kale or cabbage.
  9. Irish Coffee: Coffee complemented with whiskey and topped with cream.
  10. Oysters: Freshly sourced, often enjoyed with a pint of stout.

Day Trips from Dublin:

Howth, a charming fishing village, is perfect for seafood lovers and coastal walks. The ancient town of Bray offers a scenic seafront and the climb up Bray Head. Glendalough, with its monastic ruins and lakes, is a serene escape. The megalithic tombs of Newgrange offer a glimpse into ancient Ireland. Lastly, Malahide, with its impressive castle and gardens, is a delightful excursion.

Travel Tips for Dublin:

The Dublin Leap Card can be used on buses, trams, and trains within the city, offering a cost-effective way to explore. While Dublin is relatively compact and walkable, its extensive public transport system can save time. Dublin's vibrant nightlife, especially its traditional pubs, is to be noticed. Always be aware of your surroundings, especially in crowded areas. If in Dublin on a Sunday, many shops may open later and close earlier than usual, so plan accordingly.

If you plan a train journey from Kilkenny to Dublin, Virail streamlines the booking process, guaranteeing competitive prices and a vast selection of available routes. Utilize Virail's platform to ensure the best fares and schedules for your travel dates.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Kilkenny to Dublin, 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 Kilkenny to Dublin.

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 $7.99 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 82% on your trip!

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The cheapest Kilkenny - Dublin train tickets can be found for as low as $1.44 if you’re lucky, or $4.53 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $6.96.

Find the best day to travel to Dublin by train

When travelling to Dublin 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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Kilkenny to Dublin CO2 Emissions by Train

What are the CO2 emissions from Kilkenny to Dublin by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Kilkenny and Dublin are 7.08kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Kilkenny and Dublin? By taking the train between Kilkenny and Dublin 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 Kilkenny and Dublin by train?
Kilkenny to Dublin is 62.85 mi.
How long does the train between Kilkenny and Dublin take?
Kilkenny to Dublin is on average 2 hr 21 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 28 min.
How many train connections per day go from Kilkenny to Dublin?
Kilkenny to Dublin has 31 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Kilkenny to Dublin leave?
The earliest train from Kilkenny to Dublin departs at 6:35 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 Kilkenny to Dublin depart?
The latest train from Kilkenny to Dublin departs at 7:14 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 Kilkenny to Dublin?
There are on average 6 direct connection(s) from Kilkenny to go to Dublin.
What's the fastest journey time between Kilkenny to Dublin by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Kilkenny and Dublin is 1 hr 28 min.
Is there a direct train from Kilkenny to Dublin?
Yes, there is a direct train between Kilkenny and Dublin.
What are the CO2 emissions for Kilkenny to Dublin by train?
The train journey from Kilkenny to Dublin creates 7.08kg of CO2 emissions.

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