Getting there & away
Bus Éireann runs buses to Dublin (€9.30, two hours, 10 daily), to Cork (€14.90, 3½ hours, one daily) via Kilkenny (€6.30, 35 minutes) and to Waterford (€9.30, 1½ hours, seven daily).
JJ Kavanagh & Sons (914 3081; www.jjkavanagh.ie) has several buses per day to Dublin (€11, two hours) and Dublin Airport (€16, three hours). There are two buses per day Monday to Saturday to Kilkenny (€5, 50 minutes) and Portlaoise (€6, one hour).
Buses for both companies leave from the bus station located at the eastern end of Kennedy Ave.
The train station (913 1633; Station Rd) is to the northeast of town. Carlow is located on the Dublin–Waterford line with five trains daily in each direction Monday to Saturday (four Sunday). One way to Dublin or Waterford (both 1¼ hours) costs €12.80.