Getting to Kilkenny

It has never been easier to get to Kilkenny. Whether you fly into Dublin, Waterford Regional, Cork or Shannon Airport, sail into Rosslare Harbour or drive from any location in Ireland. It is easily accessed via car, train or bus.  

  • Situated just South of Dublin and North East of Cork, Kilkenny is within comfortable driving distance from many parts of the Country and is less than 90minutes from Dublin by car and under two hours from most major cities.

  • Dublin Airport: (1hr 15min approx)

    You need to get onto the M50 Southbound and take exit 9 for Limerick/Cork(N7) and keeping on that road as it becomes the M7. Your next exit is for the M9 Waterford/Kilkenny/Kilcullen. When you see the exit for N10 Kilkenny, take it and then follow the signs to the city centre.

    Waterford Regional Airport: (40mins approx)

    Get onto the R708 leaving the airport, then the R680 and the R448 before merging on to the M9. Take the exit for N10 Kilkenny and follow the signs to the City Centre.

    Cork Airport: (1hr45mins approx)

    Get on to the N27 leaving the airport and then progress onto the N40. Then take the exit for the M8 and continue until exit 4 for Kilkenny/Johnstown/Urlingford and follow the R693 into Kilkenny City.

    Shannon Airport: (1hr 45mins approx)

    From the airport take the N19 and N18 until you meet the M7. Follow the M7 until exit 21 and then join R435 and R434 which will bring you on to the N77 into Kilkenny.

  • Rosslare Harbour: (1hr 15mins)

    From the harbour take the N25 and stay on it until you come to a roundabout(35mins approx) where the 3rd exit is the N30. When you see a sign for the R700 you will take that left and it will bring you into Kilkenny City.

  • You can get a direct train from Dublin which will take about 1hr and 30 minutes. This trains runs on average every two hours and brings you directly into Kilkenny City. For more info see

  • There are a range of bus options available from various locations across the country. For more info see or