Travel Information

Getting Around

Kerry is for everyone, and our guides on sustainable travel, links to Transport for Ireland (TFI) real time, live journey planner, as well as our Destination Accessibility Guide, are to help you see the best options for travelling around Kerry to suit your needs and interests. 

Journey Planner & Guides

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TFI Real Time Journey Planner

The Transport for Ireland (TFI) Journey Planner provides a website and app with real time departures and journey planning information across the public transport network for Irish Rail, Bus Eireann and Local Link bus services.

Sustainable Travel Guide

From tips on getting around Kerry with ease to where to charge your electric vehicle or for sustainable choices to make, our guide has you covered!

Walking Trails & Greenways

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Kerry can be explored fully via the thousands of kilometers of walking trails throughout the county, accessible to walkers with thanks to the many local landowners who have given permission for access. From the Kerry Way and South Kerry Trails routes to the Dingle Way and the Kerry Camino, walking trails in Kerry offer adventure, scenery and a unique perspective on the culture and history of the region. Our walking trails connect towns and villages by butter roads, ancient pilgrim paths and pedestrianization of old railway lines via the Greenways.

Bus Eireann's national routes through Kerry are are complemented at a local level by the Local Link bus service with regular rural services and door to door services. Your journey can be planned using the Transport for Ireland (TFI) Real Time Journey Planner at www.transportforireland.ie. Visit Local Link Kerry for up to date timetables and special services often available for festivals and events. Many routes run along many scenic routes, stopping at visitor attractions, villages and communities/

In Killarney, a Hop On / Hop Off 'Big Red Bus' offers services linking Killarney National Park with Killarney town - with regular stops in the town centre, Ross Castle, Muckross House & Gardens, Muckross Traditional Farms and Torc Waterfall. Flightlink connects Kerry Airport with Killarney and also onwards to stops via Limerick City to Dublin. The Big Green Bus also connects Tralee and Killarney as part of its route via Co. Limerick towards Dublin.

Daily national routes from throughout Ireland connect Kerry's train stations: Rathmore, Killarney, Farranfore (for Kerry Airport) and Tralee.

Your journey can be planned using the Transport for Ireland (TFI) Real Time Journey Planner at www.transportforireland.ie or by visiting Irish Rail's website. Irish Rail provide an accessibility guide for travellers and request that people who require assistance to inform their accessibility team in advance - see the full guide here.

Boat & Ferry

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Kerry's islands are connected by ferry routes from the mainland to Valentia Island or the Blasket Islands / na Blascaodí. For sightseeing along the coastline or in our lakes, see our guide to boat tours.

Getting around Kerry by bicycle is made easier by the beautiful and untamed scenery along over 400km of rugged coastline along the Wild Atlantic Way! Bike hire is available throughout Kerry, and you'll find many hotels will offer complimentary use of their bicycles during your stay/

Cycling

Kerry towns and villages are extremely compact, with everything in close proximity and easily…

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Listowel & North Kerry

Listowel's rich cultural and literary heritage is celebrated throughout its lively pubs and vibrant festival programme & writers museum. Kerry's wild coastline wraps around the jagged cliffs at Ballybunion as the County heads northwards to the…

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Tralee

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Tralee

Known for the International Rose of Tralee festival, Tralee is on the doorstep of the most enthralling watersports facilities around Kerry, and its bay is a safe harbour for many forms of marine life. Tralee has much of Kerry's best rainy day…

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Killarney

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Killarney

Famed for Muckross House & Gardens, the Lakes of Killarney and the Gap of Dunloe, Killarney is a walkers and hikers paradise. Connected to ten thousand hectares of national park, your visit can be as active or as easy as you'd like!

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Reeks District

Fall under the spell of the highlands of Kerry where amongst Ireland's highest peaks, the mighty Carrauntoohil rises up and from its summit you will see views out over the neighbouring Dingle Peninsula and out into the Atlantic Ocean.

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Kenmare

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Kenmare

Nestled and sheltered by Kenmare Bay, Kenmare and its surrounding areas from the Ring of Kerry / Iveragh Peninsula down into the Beara Peninsula, is a nexus of art, culture, luxury hotels, boutiques, archaeological sites & natural beauty all around.

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Stories from Kerry

Grounded in heritage yet open to ideas, Kerry is a place to gain and share perspective. Keep exploring the county with our latest blogs.

Conservation
Keeping The West Wild - Conservation in Kerry

Kerry is Ireland’s wild west. A land which is largely undisturbed by man, left to flourish in its natural beauty. While the rest of the world expanded into urban sprawl, the people of Kerry fought to preserve its green rolling hills and rugged coastline from the influence of overdevelopment. It’s…

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Ursula Jacob Explores Kerry in Ireland's Tracks & Trails

Watch former Wexford Camogie Player and RTE analyst Ursula Jacob discover two coastal trails in Co. Kerry on Series 11 of Ireland's Tracks & Trails. Throughout the series, well-known presenters explore trails throughout Ireland, representing what is best about the wild and natural landscapes of this…

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The Local's Guide to Kerry

When visiting new places what better information can you gather than that of the locals. We are delighted to share local knowledge of some great things to discover in Kerry. The following are tips and information from locals, who of course, love Kerry and are passionate about their beautiful county.

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10 Breathtaking Walks That Won't Leave You Breathless

Kerry has some of the most beautiful landscapes you can find - and what better way to soak in that beauty than a leisurely stroll through some of Kerry’s most magical walkways and trails? Here’s a list of 10 walks which will leave you speechless, without leaving you breathless! Nestled in the Slieve…