Kerry Airport has good public transportation links given its size. Taxis, buses and trains are all on offer. However, visitors are much keener on hiring a car in the Arrivals Hall and setting out to explore the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. The Airport Road (N23) connects to the N22, which runs north-to-south and provides access to attractions in both directions.
Travel by car
As mentioned, Kerry Airport is easily reached by car via the N22 motorway. This thoroughfare connects south to the town of Killarney, which is about 15 kilometres away and serves as start point for the Ring of Kerry circuit. From here, it’s a short drive to the sites located on the Iveragh Peninsula. Killarney National Park is also further on.
Alternatively, drivers can head north to Tralee, where the mountains of the Dingle Peninsula begin. Drivers who want to keep the tour rolling can also drive north-east to Limerick or south-east to Cork, both of which are roughly 100 kilometres away.
Travel by taxi
Taxis use these same roads, but they charge high fares compared to Car Hire Ireland discounted rates. Be sure to negotiate the fare with your driver before you climb in. The rank is located directly outside of the main arrivals area.
Travel by bus
Buses also queue outside of the Arrivals Hall. They offer service to all of the major towns in the area. Cork and Limerick are both about 1 hour, 30 minutes away in their respective directions. You can also connect to Killarney and Tralee in 30 minutes or less.
Travel by train
Kerry Airport may be relatively small, but it offers something no other airport in Ireland can – easy access to a railway station. At less than 2 kilometres away, the train station is actually within walking distance. The station at Farranfore is one of the last stops before Limerick (from Ennis) and Tralee (from Dublin and Cork).