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Exploring Kildare from Dublin:  Bus 139 Expansion

Traveling from the heart of Dublin to the serene and scenic landscapes of Kildare is about to become more accessible. The Dublin to Kildare Bus 139 route expansion is set to redefine ease of travel for locals, tourists, and students alike. On April 1, the 139 bus route will roll out an extensive service enhancement, connecting the two vibrant counties.

What do I need to know about the Dublin to Kildare Bus?

Route Details: The 139 route connects Blanchardstown, Ongar, Leixlip, Maynooth, Rathcoffey, Clane, Sallins, and Naas.

Increased Frequency: Starting April 1 2024, the route will offer eighteen daily return services, operating seven days a week—a 100% increase from the current schedule.

Service Provider: JJ Kavanagh & Sons Limited runs the  139 service by the National Transport Authority.

Brand Affiliation: The service will operate under the ‘Transport for Ireland’ brand.

Fare Information:

Leap fares begin at €1.25 for adults and €0.65 for children, students, and young adults (ages 19 – 25).

Cash payment options are available, with fares starting at €1.70 for adults and €0.85 for children, students, and young adults.

Looking to know what time the 139 bus arrives at each destination? Have a look at their timetable here.


Transport for Ireland have noted that the 139 bus is wheelchair accessible.

Enhanced Access to Kildare Attractions

The upgraded 139 bus service will create a direct link to the heart of Kildare’s destinations including tourist attractions. This not only makes visiting sites simpler but also offers a unique opportunity to explore Kildare with peace of mind and flexibility.

Attractions in Kildare along the Dublin to Kildare bus 139 route

Curious about what awaits you in Kildare? Here is a glimpse into some of the attractions you will not want to miss.


Things to do in Leixlip

  • Leixlip Castle: Steeped in history, this 12th-century castle offers a glimpse into Ireland’s medieval past, complete with beautiful gardens and intriguing artifacts.
  • Arthur’s Way: This heritage trail is an absolute must for anyone interested in exploring the legacy of Guinness. Arthur’s Way not only takes you through scenic landscapes but also tells the story of Arthur Guinness, offering a mix of natural beauty and rich history.

Places to eat in Leixlip:

  • The Court Yard Hotel: Enjoy a meal in this hotel, known for its excellent cuisine and historical significance as the original Guinness brewery.

Places to stay in Leixlip:

  • The Court Yard Hotel: This charming hotel is steeped in history and offers comfortable accommodations with a touch of luxury.
  • The Springfield Hotel: The Springfield hotel is known for its great food, accommodation, and family friendly stays.




Things to do in Maynooth

  • Maynooth Castle: Standing at the entrance to the town, this imposing castle offers a fascinating glimpse into Ireland’s noble past. With its rich history and architectural beauty, it’s a compelling stop for anyone visiting Maynooth.
  • Carton House: A luxury resort set in an historic mansion, offering guided tours of its lavish rooms and sprawling estate, which are sure to impress.

Places to Stay in Maynooth

  • Carton House, a Fairmont Managed Hotel: Offers luxurious accommodations and a wide range of amenities including golf courses and spa facilities.
  • Glenroyal Hotel: Features comfortable and modern accommodations with excellent facilities, including a leisure center and swimming pool, ensuring a relaxing stay.


Things to do in Clane

  • The Kildare Maze: Ireland’s largest hedge maze provides a fun and challenging experience for all ages, along with a viewing tower to catch your breath and enjoy the views.
  • Abbeyfield Farm Country Pursuits: For an adventure-filled day, Abbeyfield offers activities like clay pigeon shooting, archery, and horse riding, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and families looking to bond over thrilling pursuits.

Places to eat in Clane:


Things to do in Naas

  • Naas Racecourse: Experience the thrill of live horse racing at Naas Racecourse, where the excitement of the sport comes alive in a vibrant atmosphere.
  • ie: For a more laid-back adventure, take a scenic barge trip along the tranquil waters of the Grand Canal. It’s a unique way to see the countryside, perfect for a relaxing day out.

Places to eat in Naas:

  • The Lemongrass Fusion: Offers a taste of Asia with a wide selection of dishes from Thailand, China, and Japan.
  • Lawlor’s of Naas: A classic spot known for its delicious dishes and warm, inviting atmosphere.

Places to stay in Naas:


Insider Recommendations

For a more immersive experience, consider exploring more of Kildare and partaking in a guided tour of the Irish National Stud & Gardens or booking a session at The K Club’s championship golf course.

Looking for more recommendations for your trip to Kildare? Kildare caters to all tastes and budgets, from cosy B&Bs to luxurious estates for a night’s rest, and from traditional pubs to fine dining for your culinary quests. For the best accommodation and dining experiences in Kildare, tailor your journey with recommendations for places to stay with our top list of Kildare Hotels and  restaurants.

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