Getting Around Kerry
Kerry is located in the southwest of Ireland. Accessible by air, Kerry Airport is located at Farranfore with a very limited service to Ireland, the UK, and Germany, and a short distance to Shannon Airport, Ireland’s second international airport, an important gateway to the country. Rail services exist to Dublin and Cork, with connecting services to Limerick and elsewhere. The nearest seaport is at Cork. Bus services also exist to Cork, Limerick, Dublin and onward.
National primary routes:
The main National Primary Routes into Kerry are the N21 road from Limerick and the N22 road from Cork, each terminating in Tralee. Kerry Airport is situated on the N23 road between Castleisland and Farranfore which connects the N21 and N22.
National secondary routes:
Within Kerry the main National Secondary Routes include the well-known Ring of Kerry which follows the N70 road that circles the Iveragh Peninsula and links at Kenmare with the N71 road to west Cork. The N86 road connects Tralee with Dingle along the Dingle Peninsula, while the N69 road from Limerick links Listowel and Tralee through north Kerry.
Driving in Ireland is on the left-hand side.
GETTING AROUND BY BUS
With bus stations in all major towns across the country, there's never been a better time for travelling by bus or coach. Whether it's a comprehensive coach tour you want, or you simply need a bus ticket to get from A to B in rural Ireland, our listings will have the right option for you.
GETTING AROUND BY CAR
Anxious to leave no road untravelled during your holiday in Kerry? Renting a car in Ireland will get you exactly where you want to go and on precisely your own terms. With recent years seeing greatly improved roads and a huge increase in the number of motorways, getting around by private or rental car has never been easier. Check out AA Roadwatch for the latest travel updates and browse our listings to see where to rent a car in Kerry. All major car hire companies are based at Kerry Airport.
GETTING TO KERRY BY TRAIN
Travelling by train is one of the most relaxing ways to see the glorious sights of Ireland. With no maps, no traffic jams and a cup of tea from the trolley, a train trip could be just the ticket. Dublin is the central hub for almost all train services, with routes fanning out to all big cities and many towns.
To book a train ticket, visit Irish Rail for timetables and prices.
GETTING TO KERRY BY FERRY
Irelands Ferry ports are located in Cork (70km from Kerry), Dublin and Rosslare. Book ferries to Ireland from Holyhead, Fishguard, and Pembroke in the UK, and Roscoff, Cherbourg in France as well as Santander in Spain. When booking a ferry to Ireland, you can choose to book with Stena Line, Irish Ferries, P&O Irish Sea, and Brittany Ferries. Prices and times vary depending on the date and time of travel.
GETTING TO KERRY BY AIR
Kerry Airport is situated at Farranfore and operates flights to Dublin, the UK, and Germany. Shannon Airport and Cork Airport are major international airports, and are both within an hour of most parts of Co Kerry. The Airport is located between the towns of Killarney and Tralee and is about one and a half hours driving time from the cities of Cork and Limerick. Kerry Airport provides direct access to the national road network enabling airport users to undertake their journeys without delay on to Wild Atlantic Kerry.
TRAVELLING WITH A DISABILITY
In Ireland, airlines, trains, buses and ferries are accessible to people using a wheelchair or mobility device. Kerry airport provides services for people with disabilities and are able to assist with baggage, getting around the airport and getting on and off the plane.