Killarney Transport



Killarney is on the Dublin-Tralee railway. It is about 4 hours from Dublin. The train station is only a few hundred metres from the centre of town. See Irish Rail for current prices and times of train arrivals and departures.

Call Killarney train station for most recent Killarney rail schedules and any specific questions: +353 (0) 6431067


Killarney is situated approximately two hours from Shannon Airport, one and a half hours drive from Cork Airport and 3 and half hours drive from Dublin Airport. While most visitors come by plane to either Cork, Shannon or Dublin there is a small international Airport at Farranfore (aka Kerry Airport) 10 km (15 minutes) to the north of Killarney and 20 minutes from Tralee. Kerry Airport offers the following flights:

  • Liverpool – UK
  • Manchester – UK
  • London – UK
  • Lorient – France
  • Lanzarote – Canary Islands
  • Majorca – Balearic Islands
  • Dublin – Ireland


Car rental is a changing and changeable industry. Instead of giving you advice or links I’d say that care hire is best arranged well in advance of your trip with the carriers at your point of arrival to Ireland. The best starting point is (see the links to the airports above).


From the UK, the southwest has two ports of entry: Rosslare (in County Wexford) and Cork City. Stena Sealink sails directly between Rosslare Ferryport and Fishguard, Wales. Pembroke, Wales

France’s Cherbourg and Roscoff can be reached on Irish Ferries. Swansea-Cork Ferries, which can also be accessed from the UK, operates a 10-hour crossing between the two ports on a comfortable, well-equipped boat.


You can check the national bus company, Bus Éireann, and secondarily check with the Killarney Tourist Office (+353 64 31633).

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Joan McEwan June 8, 2010 at 11:20 am

I would like to inquire re the bus service from Killarney to Shannon
Airport. What time does it leave Killarney for the airport . If you could email a schedule with the times that would be greatfully appreciated. The time we are looking at is August 2010.
Thank you . Look forward to your response.
Joan McEwan

may hill September 13, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Will be in Killarney 18th to 22nd sept. 2010. would like to visit kate kearney’s cottage. Is this central enough to town, also would like to visit the three lakes. Will be travelling by train.

I would appreciate a reply please. Thanking you. May Hill

Natalie April 4, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Hi, im looking to get a train from killarney to dublin…could you help me out on where to look for that? i cant find a connection on or

John Davis May 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm

My wife and I will be in Killarney on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Would it be possible for us to hire a driver to take us to Castleisland and Ballyreehan East and return to Killarney on that day?

alan iser July 7, 2011 at 9:17 pm

how do you get by bus from Killarney to Dublin airport

Danny Crawford May 8, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I have screwed up my airline return flight to Nashville, Tennessee from Killarney . I booked the return out of Dublin and I should have booked Shannon.
Can you give me advice on trains or buses to arrive earlier than 10:00 am on September 4, 2012 in Dublin Airport ?
Thank You

Zhang May 28, 2012 at 2:51 am

I will arrive Dublin in June 12,2012,How can I get a bus from Dublin to Killarney? I can’t find any imformation on the website of

Look forward to your response,thanks!

begüm July 3, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I will go Killarnet National Park on 22 July 2012.Could you describe to me how I go to Killarney from Dublin? My English bad little bit.So, may be I to avoid problems.For I to go smoothly you help me.When I don’t go you write to me.Waiting for your reply.

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