Getting to Kerry
Kerry is located in the southwest of Ireland and well connected internationally. Kerry Airport operates national and international routes, and Shannon, Cork and Dublin Airports are each important gateways to the country, all connected to Kerry by much improved national road and rail networks. The nearest seaport is at Cork, and national bus services connect Kerry to Cork, Limerick, Dublin with excellent regular bus transfers from Kerry to Dublin Airport.
Check out our list below of travel options for getting to Kerry, including links to accessibility support, real time journey planners and tips on travelling more sustainably.
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Kerry Airport operates flights to Manchester, London, Faro, Dublin, Brittany, Alicante and London. Centrally located at Farranfore between the towns of Killarney, Tralee and Castleisland, getting to and from the airport is easy, with regular rail and bus connections, taxis, car hire facilities, and a public car park. From Kerry Airport, visitors can quickly access the Wild Atlantic Way and all of Kerry's main attractions, towns and villages. 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.
Shannon Airport and Cork Airport are major international airports located within 1.5 to 2 hours travel from most parts of Co Kerry. Kerry Airport operates direct flights to Dublin Airport which is Ireland's main international air hub.
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Ireland's international ferry ports are located in Cork (70km from Kerry), Dublin and Rosslare. Stena Line, Irish Ferries, P&O Ferries and Brittany Ferries operate ferries to Ireland from the UK ports of Holyhead, Fishguard, and Pembroke; from Roscoff and Cherbourg in France; and from Santander in Spain. Prices and times vary depending on the date and time of travel.
The Tarbert - Killimer car ferry connects Co. Clare with Co. Kerry via a direct crossing across the Shannon Estuary; and Kerry's islands are connected by ferry routes from the mainland to Valentia Island or the Blasket Islands / na Blascaodí.
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Rail connections from all around Ireland connect with Kerry, with three train stations in the county offering eight daily arrivals from routes originating in Dublin. There are regular connecting trains from Galway, Cork and Limerick.
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.
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Bus Eireann operates the main national routes around Ireland, and is complemented at a local level by the Local Link bus service. Routes and timetables are synchronised throughout Kerry, meaning that your journey can be planned using the Transport for Ireland (TFI) Real Time Journey Planner at www.transportforireland.ie.
Flightlink and the Big Green Bus are vital transport providers linking Tralee and Killarney to stops in Limerick, Clare, Kildare and Dublin itself.
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Kerry is connected to neighbouring counties by numerous walking routes and cycle paths. The Limerick Greenway connects with Co. Kerry just past the town of Abbeyfeale as it continues on to Listowel, a vibrant centre of literature, traditional music and Irish culture. Just south of Kenmare, numerous walking trails cross over from Co. Cork into Co. Kerry.
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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. National road routes leading to Kerry from Dublin, Cork or Limerick lead into the main towns and villages of the region. Road routes break off into secondary routes and further into rural areas, roads become windier but safely navigable by car.
Kerry has a growing list of electric vehicle charging points and we have compiled a helpful map on our guide to sustainable travel in Kerry, showing charge points throughout the county to assist you in planning your journey by electric vehicle.
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Kerry has a growing list of electric vehicle charging points and we have compiled a helpful map on…
The Transport for Ireland (TFI) Journey Planner provides a website and app with real time departures…
Planning your journey and your EV charging is easy with the Discover Kerry map of EV Charge Points…
Explore Kerry's dynamic Irish speaking regions for a flavour of Kerry's culture as it was shaped by the landscape over many generations.Learn More
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…Learn More
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…Learn More
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!Learn More
A vibrant peninsula on the very edge of Europe with a thriving culture of Irish language, Dingle Peninsula / Corca Dhuibhne is a busting Gaeltacht full of arts, culture, music & archaeological sites of global importance.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
For charming fishing villages, the best views of the Skellig Islands, the charm and beauty of the Skellig Coast is remote, wild and stunning.Learn More