Kilkenny City Bus customers please note that the Purcellsinch Terminus Stop on Route KK2 is temporarily out of service, with all KK2 services terminating / commencing at Leggetsrath. 

On the 18th December, City Direct began operating two new routes in Kilkenny City on behalf of Transport for Ireland. Route KK1 runs from Loughboy Retail Park to the N77 Roundabout and serves Upper Patrick Street, McDonagh Junction, and Castlecomer Road. Route KK2 runs from Purcellsinch to St Luke’s Hospital with stops at Dublin Road, Newpark Shopping Centre, McDonagh Station, Nowlan Park, and Loreto.

The routes share a path through the city centre, serving Parliament Street, Market Yard, and John Street Upper. Each route operates every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday. Services on Sunday operate by the hour, with services every half hour during the core part of the day. Late night services operate on Friday and Saturday nights.

Route map available here.

TFI Leap Card is accepted on these services, giving a 30% discount on travel. To find out where you can buy and top-up your TFI Leap Card in the city search on our agent finder.

Timetable Details 

KK1 (Loughboy Retail Park – N77 Roundabout)

KK2 (Purcellsinch – St Luke’s Hospital)

Fares Information

TFI Leap single Cash single
Adult/Student €1.40 €2.00
Child €0.84 €1.20

Free travel pass accepted.

For the first 3 months, a promotional €1 Leap fare will apply. So until 17th March you will only pay €1 per trip with your adult or student TFI Leap Card.

Download our illustrated map now!

TFI Bus Hub

From January 20th – 24th, TFI will have a Bus Hub at 76/77 John Street. Pop in for a visit to find out all about the new services, pick up a free TFI Leap Card* and get a caricature by local artist Alé Mercado.

Opening hours:

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday: 12pm – 6pm

Thursday: 10pm – 5pm

Friday: 10am – 4pm


Caricatures available:

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday: 1pm – 6pm

Thursday/Friday: 10am – 2pm


*Limited numbers of cards available