Travelling to the Dingle Peninsula
If you're driving from Tralee to Dingle, follow R559, or take R561 from Castlemaine.
The Dingle Tourist Office is on Strand Street, Dingle (tel. 066915-1188). It is open seasonally, usually mid-April through October. Regular hours are Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm (extended and Sun hours in peak summer season).
Dingle Town has a population of only 1,200 and thus is too small for a local bus service. Bus Éireann (0667123566) provides service from Dingle to other towns on the peninsula.
For local taxi or minibus service, visit this Page
The best way to get around little Dingle Town, with its narrow, winding, hilly streets, is to walk. The street along the waterfront is Strand Street, and aside from that, it has three other main streets -- Green Street, John Street, and Main Street. Once you've figured those out, the rest will follow easily.
To see the sights beyond the town The Slea Drive, drive west along R559 or take one of the sightseeing tours.
International Travel to Ireland - By Air
Kerry Airport (KIR)
Location: 40 miles from Dingle Town, a journey of approximately 1 hour. 12 miles (19km) from both Killarney and Tralee. Taxi services are available to both these towns and to the nearby railway station. All major Car hire companies are represented.
Kerry Airport is a regional airport centrally located in the heart of County Kerry in the spectacular southwest of Ireland. The size of Kerry Airport allows passengers quick and easy access to all its facilities in all areas. Within 20 minutes of arriving at Kerry Airport, passengers can expect to have collected their luggage, hired their car or boarded their bus and be in a position to leave the airport.
Car Hire @ Kerry Airport
Several international car hire companies operate out of Kerry Airport. The car hire desks are located in the main concourse outside the arrivals hall. Please Note: Car hire companies should be contacted directly, and not through the Kerry Airport main switchboard as the car rentals are separate to the airports telephone system.
Shannon Airport (SNN)
Location: 110 miles from Dingle Town, a journey of approximately 3 hours. 16 miles (26km) west of Limerick. Bus services are available to and from Limerick approximately every hour. A daily express coach travels between Limerick and Shannon. All major Car hire companies are represented.
Cork Airport (ORK)
Location: 100 miles from Dingle Town, a journey of approximately 2 hours. 5 miles (8 km) southwest of Cork city. Buses travel between the city centre and airport (approx. travel time - 15 minutes). Airport facilities include outgoing duty-free shop, bar and restaurant. Facilities are open during operational hours. All major Car hire companies are represented.
Reservations: 0818 210 210
Tel: 0818 303030
UK 0871 2460 000
International Travel to Ireland - By Sea
Fishguard (Wales) - Rosslare (Co. Wexford) with Stenaline
Holyhead (Wales) - Dun Laoighaire (Co. Dublin) with Stenaline
Roscoff (France) - Cork with Brittany Ferries
Holyhead (Wales) - Dublin with Irish Ferries
Cherbourg (France) - Rosslare (Co. Wexford) with Irish Ferries
Roscoff (France) - Rosslare (Co. Wexford) with Irish Ferries
Swansea (Wales) - Cork with Cork-Swansea Ferries
National Travel - Iarnród Éireann - Train
Irish Rail - Iarnrod Eireann
The closest rail stations/depots to Dingle are located at Tralee and Killarney. Both of these stops are on the same line, approximately 45 minutes travelling time apart. As in many towns, the rail and bus depots/stations are housed in the same location, making bus transfers easy, and travel timetables for both services are posted here.
Tralee Rail: +353 (0) 66 712 3533 Killarney Rail: +353 (0) 64 31067 Cork Rail: +353 (0) 21 4504 777 Limerick Rail: +353 (0) 61 418 666
National Travel - Bus Eireann - Bus
Regular bus services into the Dingle Peninsula are run by the major national carrier, Bus Eireann (Irish Bus). Bus Eireann has a nationwide network of buses serving all cities, towns and villages in Ireland. Services run from Tralee and Killarney to Dingle, with stops at Inch, Castlegregory, Camp, Annascaul, and Lispole. The Bus Stop in Dingle Town is located at The Tracks, adjacent to the new pier. In Winter and Spring, when the region is not as busy, Bus Eireann has a service a few times a week to the Gaeltacht area, west of Dingle. During the busy tourist months there is a daily bus serving the area west of Dingle, with stops at Ventry, Dunquin, and Ballyferriter.
As a Guideplease visit these links to view bus times from Dingle Times may vary Tralee Bus Station Tel: +353 (0) 66 712 3566 Killarney Bus Station Tel: +353 (0) 64 300 11 Cork Bus Station Tel: +353 (0) 21 427 6785
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