Blasket Island Ferries

Blasket Island Ferries

Passenger ferries operate from the mainland to the Great Blasket Island during the Spring, Summer and Autumn, weather permitting. Ferries may be boarded at the Marina in Dingle Town (a 40 minute trip), at Ventry or at Dún Chaoin Pier opposite the island (20 minutes).

Ferry sailings are affected by weather and are seasonal. Visitors are advised to check with the companies concerned or with the tourist office in Dingle (phone: +353 66 9151188 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Blasket Island Ferries

Our ferries run to The Blasket Island,owned by 2 local families from Dunquin.Trips every hour-10.30am onwards.

Dunquin Harbour
Dingle Peninsula
Co. Kerry
Phone +353 (0)85 7751045 
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Blasket Islands Eco Marine Tours

Ventry Harbour
Dingle Peninsula
Co. Kerry
Phone +353 (0)86 3353805
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Dingle Bay Charters

The Marina
Co. Kerry 
Phone +353 (0)66 915 1344 
Mobile +353 (0)87 672 6100 
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Air Connections to the Dingle Peninsula

kerryairlogoKerry Airport

The closest Airport to the Dingle Peninsula is Kerry Airport in Farranfore. It is about 50 km / 31 miles from Dingle town, approximately 1 hour's drive by car.

Information about Flights to and from Kerry Airport can be found on their website.


Kerry Airport Website

As of April 2015 the following routes are operated:


Canada with Aer Lingus

Kerry Airport now offers seamless connection to the USA and Canada.

Check-in at Kerry Airport or New York, Chicago, Boston, Orlando, San Francisco or Toronto with Aer Lingus and receive your onward boarding pass from Dublin. 

Bags will automatically be transferred, allowing you time to complete your emigration checks at Dublin Airport.

Public Transport between Dingle and Kerry Airport

Bus Éireann provide a public bus service from a terminal outside the airport. Passengers for Dingle should board the bus to Tralee Bus Station. At Tralee, change to the 275 service to Dingle. 

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Dingle Shuttle Bus

Diarmuid and Dolores Begley Cab Service Ashmount Dingle Co. Kerry Tel: 087 2504767

We provide a simple, but efficient Airport Shuttle service operating 7 days a week between Kerry Airport and the Dingle Peninsula. Regardless of the airline you fly with, we will collect you at any time from the airport and take you to your destination. If your flight is delayed, don't worry we will be monitoring the flight's progress so we will be there when the flight arrives. This cab sharing service is designed to reduce the cost of travelling to and from the Dingle Peninsula.

The Shuttle must be pre-booked with us, either by email or phone. Please note: Booking by email, no later than 12 hours prior to arrival. Booking by phone, no later than 2 hours prior to arrival.

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Cork Airport

Cork Airport is approximately 160 km / 100 miles from Dingle town, about 2 1/2 hours drive

As of 2013 the airport has flights from:

  • 10 destinations in Great Britain: Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stanstead, Manchester, Newcastle. These operate year round.
  • 11 destinations in Mainland Europe (year round): Amsterdam, Brussels, Gdansk, Katowice, Krakow, Munich, Paris, Poznan, Vilnius, Warsaw, Wroclaw.
  • A number of seasonal services in Europe including Alicante, Barcelona, Bordeaux, Geneva and Nice.

For details of flights from the airport CLICK HERE 

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Shannon Airport

Shannon airport is about 177 km / 110 miles from Dingle town, approximately 3 1/2 hours drive. Shannon provides connections to dozens of international destinations.

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Rail and Bus Services

Public Transport on the Dingle Peninsula

Getting to the Dingle Peninsula

In order to reach the Dingle Peninsula by public transport it is necessary to travel to Tralee, the largest town and administrative centre of County Kerry. Tralee is about 31 miles/50 kilometres from Dingle town. Rail services operated by Iarnród Éireann and long distance Expressway bus services operated by Bus Éireann both terminate at Tralee Station, from where a local bus service runs to Dingle.

Rail Services to Tralee


Iarnród Eireann

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Click on the map to see a map of the Irish rail network

Killarney and Tralee and Farranfore are the nearest train stations to the Dingle Peninsula.
Timetables and further information can be found on their website. 
Dublin - Cork - Tralee Timetables valid from 10/12/2017 until further notice

Irish Rail Website

with travel planner and online ticket sales.

Bus Services


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Bus Services to the Dingle Peninsula are provided by Bus Éireann. All information can be found on their website. Bus Eireann Website

The busiest route is Tralee to Dingle Bus Eireann Tralee - Dingle Timetable

For routes to Castlegregory,Cloghane, Ballyferriter, Ventry, Ballydavid, Cuas, Feoghanagh and Gallarus see timetables below.

There are services from Dingle to Killarney in Summer 26th June - 27th August inclusive.


Online bus timetables (PDF format)

Travel Enquiry Offices:

  • Tralee, 066-7164700
  • Killarney, 064-34777

Bus Eireann Website (includes interactive timetables and online ticketing)



Hackney Cabs

Hackneys, often referred to as "cabs", are small public service vehicles licenced by the Taxi Regulation Directorate of the National Transport Authority. There are no taxis or taxi ranks in the peninsula.

Hackneys: Must be pre-booked (may not be hailed on the street or stand for hire at a taxi rank); Must agree the fare to be charged in advance (the fare is not calculated on a taximeter;) Must, from the time of receipt of the notification of the hire to its completion, carry a document in the vehicle showing the details of the booking (name of hirer, starting point and destination, fare agreed) Must provide a written receipt containing specific information on payment of the fare

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Transport on the Dingle Peninsula