How to get here
Located in the County of Kerry, Killarney is at the heart of the very beautiful and spectacular Southwest of Ireland. Also known as ‘The Town in the Park’, Killarney town is surrounded by 26,000 acres of National Parkland, including three stunning lakes. Within 30 kilometres north, west and south of Killarney, the mild waters of the Atlantic Gulf Stream introduce themselves to Ireland and onwards to the United Kingdom. The climate in Killarney results in lush greenery, scenic landscapes and breath-taking views of nature’s paradise.
Air Access to Killarney and the Region
The closest international access to Killarney is via Kerry Airport which is located only 15 minutes’ drive from Killarney town. A rapidly developing facility, Kerry Airport provides Killarney with direct daily access to the UK and Germany with developing routes to Portugal, France and other EU & UK destinations. It provides multiple daily commuter connections to Dublin International Airport and onwards to the wider world.
Cork Airport is only c.75 minutes’ drive from Killarney and provides a range of UK and EU connections. Shannon is approximately 110 minutes’ drive from Killarney and in addition to UK and EU connections it offers direct flights to the USA with pre-clearance facilities for US bound travellers. Dublin Airport provides significant international access to Killarney via Kerry Airport but also through its connections with Cork and Shannon Airports and of course also by linking to Killarney by road (c. 5 hours), and by rail from Dublin City direct to Killarney in c. 3 hours + depending on schedule.
Sea Access to Killarney and the Region
There are multiple daily services between Ireland and the UK, operating between Rosslare (Southeast Ireland c. 3.5+ hour’s drive from Killarney) and the southern Welsh ports of Fishguard and Pembroke. These services are provided by Irish Ferries and Stena Line. Both ferry companies also provide frequent UK services between Dublin/Dun Laoghaire (c. 5 hours drive from Killarney) and Holyhead in North Wales. Services also run between Dublin and Liverpool and in the North of Ireland between Larne and Stranraer in Scotland. Stena Line also operates regular routes to France and is a gateway to many European locations. A full listing of these locations can be found on their website.
Rail Access to Killarney
Killarney is directly linked by railway to Cork & Dublin and currently has 7 to 8 daily services serving both cities from its award winning rail station. Through its line via Mallow and Limerick Junction it also connects to other cities and counties including Limerick City. Full Train Schedule Information available from the Irish Rail website.
Bus Service to Killarney
Ireland’s national bus service, Bus Eireann, links many parts of Ireland on a scheduled multi-time per day basis.
A relatively new service connection to Dublin, Dublin Coach, operates regular daily routes from and to Killarney and Dublin via Limerick.