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Kerry Airport

If you start thinking about spending a few days in Tralee now you will be delighted to hear that it is indeed very easy to get here. You can come to Kerry by nearly any means of traveling, including plane, train, coach, car, bike and even by ship.

Tralee Train Station

Flight Connections

Kerry International Airport (IATA-code KIR) is situated only a few kilometers south of Tralee and is easily reachable by car, bus, train (to Farranfore) or by taxi. Many of the well-known car rental companies offer their services at the airport.

Founded in 1968, the airport has seen a couple of expansions and modernisations since its early days. Today it provides a 2000m-long runway, which can easily accomodate planes like the Boeing 757 and allows for flights even on intercontinental routes.

The current schedule includes flights with Ryanair to Frankfurt-Hahn, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Alicante (Spain) as well as Faro (Portugal), while Stobart Air offers several daily flights to Dublin. Additionally, several charter destinations will be offered during the summer season.

The small airport offers sufficient parking facilities, short ways for passengers and a restaurant as well as a gift shop in the transit area. If you want to return your rental car to Kerry Airport you will find two fuel filling stations, one in Farranfore 2 kilometers from the airport on the Tralee-Killarney road and a second one at the "super valu" shopping centre in Castleisland.

In other regions of Ireland you will of course find more airports which offer daily connections to the UK and other countries in continental europe and the world. The nearest airports from Kerry are Shannon (near Limerick) and Cork, the distance to Dublin Airport is ca. 300km. From Tralee you can comfortably travel to the capital by train, bus or rental car and you can also fly daily with Stobart Air.

Train and Bus

In a very central location not far from Tralee town park you will find the train station as well as the newly built modern bus terminal.

Many train connections with Irish Rail are starting in Tralee. Main destinations are the bigger irish cities and towns, journeys to Cork or Dublin are more expensive but reasonably faster than going by bus.

Tralee Bus Terminal

Bus Eireann offers even more destinations including connections to the many rural areas in Ireland and to smaller towns using their modern and comfortable coaches. The destinations also include many of the more important ports and airports for your onward journey.

Fenit Harbour Tralee Fenit Harbour

As you would expect from a regional capital located at the shores of the atlantic ocean Tralee operates its own deep water port. Ca. 10 kilometers northwest of the city center at the entrance of Tralee Bay you can find Fenit Harbour. Its main purpose is to provide port services for the fishing fleet and cargo handling facilities for the local industry, the latter especially for the Liebherr crane factory in the small town of Killarney south of Tralee. Furthermore the harbour offers numerous berths for boats of almost every size. A passage through the relatively shallow bay and the Tralee ship canal right up to the marina at prince's quay in the heart of the town is possible, although depending on the tides. The shipping channel has originally been built around 1830 and is now completely restored with a new hydraulic swing bridge and a watergate at its entrance. Finally, Fenit Harbour is the home port for the "ROBERT HYWEL JONES WILLIAMS" and the "CURSITOR STREET", two impressive trent-class / D-class RNLI-liveboats.

Road Network

Because of its location at the far westcoast of Ireland the Tralee-area is not accessible through motorways. Nevertheless, a number of well developed and maintained national and regional roads provide a sufficient traffic network with fast connections to the neighbouring towns and counties. From a norteasterly direction (Dublin/Limerick) you would want to use the N69, which connects North Kerry to the counties Clare and the Galway area by using the shannon ferry between Tarbert and Killimer. To the west the N86 leads the driver to the very edge of Europe on the tip of the Dingle-Peninsula, while the N70 and the N21/N22 provide a quick connection to the south/southwest to Killarney and further on to city of Cork. Some typical distances in Ireland:
Tralee - Dublin: 300km   Tralee - Galway: 210km
Tralee - Limerick: 100km   Tralee - Cork: 120km
For further informationen you may use the AA route planning tool.

Tralee Roadsign