How to Get to the Dingle Peninsula

Windsurfing on the Dingle
Taisteal ar na bóithre, ar an traein, i gcarr - to travel by road, by train, by car.

Let's be honest getting to the Dingle Peninsula is part of the thrill of this place and one of the reasons we encourage you to stay for a while when you do. Being a peninsula on the remote south west coast of Ireland there are no motorways or major airports here and getting around is at a more leisurely pace. Here are some guidelines on how to get here and remember to enjoy the journey, we look forward to your visit.

By Air

Fly to Kerry, Shannon, Cork, Dublin
You can fly into Kerry Airport from Dublin, London, Berlin and Frankfurt Hahn. Distance 55 km from Dingle Town - driving time 1 hr.
Cork Airport has direct flights from over 40 European destinations. Distance 150 km from Dingle Town - driving time 2 hrs 15 mins.
Shannon Airport has direct flights daily from the US and European destinations. Distance 173 km from Dingle Town - driving time 2 hrs 33 mins
Dublin Airport is Ireland’s largest airport with direct flights from Canada, the US, Europe, Russia and the Middle East. Connecting flights from Asia, Australia and the rest of the world. Distance 352 km from Dingle Town - driving time 4 hrs and 15 mins.

For more information on Airports, Car hire and transfers to Dingle Peninsula see airports and connections
irish Ferries car ferry at sea - credit Irish Ferries

By Sea

sail and drive via Cork, Dublin, Rosslare

If you would like to bring your car or recreation vehicle to the Dingle Peninsula there are direct car ferry routes to Ireland from the UK, France and Spain. There are also overland connections to other European ports via the UK. Foot passengers can purchase sail and rail options which include train connections to Tralee.

Ferry routes to Dingle Peninsula:

Cork from Roscoff and Santander. Brittany Ferries
Dubln from Cherbourg or Holyhead Irish Ferries
Rosslare from Cherbourg 
Fishguard and Dublin from Holyhead

Distance and drive times from ports to Dingle Peninsula:

Cork Port to Dingle 150kms approx 2hrs 30 mins
Rosslare Port to Dingle 360km approx 4hrs 30 mins
Dublin Port to Dingle 350km approx 4hrs 15 mins 

car driving a country road

By Car

Driving to Dingle

Driving from Dublin to Dingle take the M7 motorway as far as Limerick then the N21 to Tralee and N86 to Dingle. 350kms 4hrs 15mins. Driving from anywhere in Ireland get directions to Tralee or Castlemaine, Co.Kerry which are the gateways to the Dingle Peninsula and on the Wild Atlantic Way driving route.

The N86 from Tralee runs west along the north shore through Camp where it turns left crossing the mountains to Annascaul, Lispole, Dingle Town and the West. At Camp you can take the R560 to Castlegregory, Cloghane, Brandon and the scenic Conor Pass route to Dingle. 

The R561 from Castlemaine runs along the south shore through Boolteens, Keel and Inch Beach before joining the N86 near Annascaul.

The Dingle Peninsula roads are narrow and on hilly terrain so expect the last part of journey to be slow. For more information see Driving on the Dingle Peninsula

train going through a station at speed

By Train

Tralee, Farranfore, Killarney Rail Stations

Killarney, Farranfore and Tralee are the nearest train stations to the Dingle Peninsula. Trains from Dublin and Cork run every 2 hrs 7 days a week and connect to the greater rail network. The journey time to Tralee from Dublin is 4hrs approx and from Cork 2 1/2 hrs approx.Train timetables and further information can be found on the Irish Rail Website with travel planner and online ticket sales.

Bus connections to Dingle are from outsideTralee Station and the journey time is 1 hr. Bus Eireann Website

Local Dingle taxis can be booked in advance to collect - see contact details below.

Bus Eireann bus with Tralee as destination

By Bus

Bus routes from Ireland, Britain and Europe

Eurolines coach service in conjunction with Bus Eireann Expressway service link 1,500 cities and towns in Britain & Europe with Ireland by ferry and bus.

The Bus Éireann network of connected bus routes will bring you from the main cities, airports and ferry ports in Ireland to Dingle Town. Expressway services terminate at Tralee Bus Station, from where a local bus service runs to Dingle.

For more information see Bus Eireann Website (includes interactive timetables and online ticketing).Travel Enquiries: Tralee 066-7164700  Killarney 064-34777 and Eurolines

A private bus company Dublin Coach runs a daily 24 hr bus service from Dublin and Dublin Airport to Tralee.For more information see Dublin Coach M7 Service

There is also a private Coach Service between Dublin Airport and Killarney stopping in Farranfore village where you can connect with Bus Eireann Services to Tralee and then onto Dingle. For more information see Flight Link Website


red taxi shuttle bus

By Taxi

Taxi and shuttle bus collection

Dingle Peninsula taxi operators and shuttle buses will collect you from the airport, train station or other transport connections and bring you and your luggage safely to your accommodation. Advance booking is necessary.

 the Dingle Peninsula


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