Air Travel

The Southwest can be accessed from two international airports: Cork (ORK) on the southwest coast, and Shannon (SNN) in the west (26 km [16 miles] west of Limerick City). Cork Airport is about two hours' drive from both Killarney and Kenmare. Shannon Airport is 135 km (84 miles) from Killarney via Limerick, a journey that takes about two hours. Kerry County Airport (KIR) at Farranfore, 16 km (10 miles) from Killarney, has daily flights from Dublin and London (Stansted and Luton), with twice-weekly flights from Frankfurt (Hahn), Berlin Schönefeld, and Manchester.

Airport Information

Kerry County Airport. N23, Farranfore, Killarney, Co. Kerry. 066/976–4644;

Airport Transfers

You'll find taxis directly outside the terminal building. Bus Éireann runs direct bus services to Killarney, Tralee, and Limerick, connecting to a nationwide bus and rail network. Tickets may be bought on board.


Bus Éireann. Co. Kerry. 01/836–6111;

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