Trains Dundalk to Kilkenny: Times, Prices and Tickets

19/07/2024
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Dundalk to Kilkenny by train

The journey from Dundalk to Kilkenny by train is 159.78 km and takes 3 hrs 59 mins. There are 5 connections per day, with the first departure at 08:00 and the last at 16:30. It is possible to travel from Dundalk to Kilkenny by train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Journey Duration3 hrs 59 mins
Connection per Day5
First Departure08:00
Last Departure16:30
Distance159.78 km
DepartureDundalk
ArrivalKilkenny
CarriersIrish Rail

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How much does it cost to get from Dundalk to Kilkenny by train?

Prices will vary when you travel from Dundalk to Kilkenny. On average, though, you'll pay about for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as , but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.
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When you're traveling from Dundalk to Kilkenny, you can expect to pay an average of approximately . Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest train tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as train ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper train tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.

How long will it take me to travel from Dundalk to Kilkenny by train?

With a distance of 159.78 km between Dundalk and Kilkenny, it will usually take 3 hrs 59 mins to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 3 hrs 59 mins. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey between Dundalk and Kilkenny by train usually takes 3 hrs 59 mins to cover a distance of 159.78 km. The shortest journey from Dundalk to Kilkenny will take you 3 hrs 25 mins. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Kilkenny quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

When do the first and last departures from Dundalk to Kilkenny leave?

The first journey of the day departs from Dundalk at 08:00. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 16:30. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Dundalk and Kilkenny. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. The first journey of the night departs from Dundalk at 08:00. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 16:30. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Dundalk and Kilkenny. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

Which stations can I use on the Dundalk to Kilkenny route?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Dundalk and Kilkenny. You can start your journey in Dundalk at stations such as Dundalk, Bus Station. These connect to stations including Kilkenny Railway Station in Kilkenny. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Dundalk to Kilkenny.

How many daily journeys are there from Dundalk to Kilkenny?

The exact number of journeys from Dundalk to Kilkenny can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 5 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Dundalk to Kilkenny. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Dundalk to Kilkenny varies, but in general, you can expect to find 0 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 5 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Dundalk to Kilkenny. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Dundalk 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 Dundalk 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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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Dundalk to Kilkenny

The cheapest Dundalk - Kilkenny train tickets can be found for as low as €1.00 if you’re lucky, or €6.07 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as €12.05.

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!

Services on board Irish Rail from Dundalk to Kilkenny
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Dundalk to Kilkenny CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
11.18kg
Bus
11.98kg
Flight
31.96kg
Car
25.57kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Dundalk to Kilkenny by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Dundalk and Kilkenny are 11.18kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Dundalk and Kilkenny? By taking the train between Dundalk and Kilkenny you will save 20.78kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.8kg compared to a bus and 14.39kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Dundalk and Kilkenny by train?
Dundalk to Kilkenny is 159.78 km.
How long does the train between Dundalk and Kilkenny take?
Dundalk to Kilkenny is on average 3 hrs 59 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hrs 25 mins.
How many train connections per day go from Dundalk to Kilkenny?
Dundalk to Kilkenny has 5 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Dundalk to Kilkenny leave?
The earliest train from Dundalk to Kilkenny departs at 08:00. 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 Dundalk to Kilkenny depart?
The latest train from Dundalk to Kilkenny departs at 16:30. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What's the fastest journey time between Dundalk to Kilkenny by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Dundalk and Kilkenny is 3 hrs 25 mins.
Is there a direct train from Dundalk to Kilkenny?
Yes, there is a direct train between Dundalk and Kilkenny.
What are the CO2 emissions for Dundalk to Kilkenny by train?
The train journey from Dundalk to Kilkenny creates 11.18kg of CO2 emissions.

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