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Getting Around Laois

It is possible to get to Laois by rail, bus, or car. As Laois is inland, it has no ferry ports.

Bus Services to Laois

Bus Éireann provide services to County Laois from Dublin, Cork, Kilkenny and elsewhere. For more information, telephone +353 (0)1 836-6111 or visit

Aircoach provide services to Dublin City and Dublin Airport.

Rail Services to Laois

The Dublin / Cork line serves Co. Laois with stations at Portarlington, Portlaoise and Ballybrophy. For further information on rail services, telephone +353 (0)1 836-6222 or visit

Flying to Co Laois

The nearest major airports are at Dublin, Cork and Shannon. Aircoach operate a bus service to Dublin Airport.

Driving Distances from Portlaoise

  Kilometres Miles
Athlone 74 46
Belfast 253 158
Cork 174 109
Derry 282 176
Donegal 257 160
Dublin 84 53
Dundalk 151 94
Galway 150 94
Kilkenny 51 32
Killarney 225 140
Limerick 114 71
Roscommon 106 66
Rosslare Harbour 135 84
Shannon Airport 138 86
Sligo 191 119
Waterford 100 63
Wexford 114 71
Wicklow 124 78

Laois Car Hire

Please see our Ireland Car Hire guide for details.

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