Getting there & away
Bus Éireann (34777, 30011) operates from next to the train station, with regular links to Tralee (€7.50, 35 minutes, hourly); Cork (€14.50, two hours, 15 daily); Dublin (€22, six hours, six daily); Galway (€20.50, seven hours, seven daily) via Limerick (€15, 2¼ hours); Waterford (€20.50, 4½ hours, hourly); and Rosslare Harbour (€24, six to seven hours, three daily).
From June to mid-September, there are daily Ring of Kerry services.
Killarney’s train station (31067) is on Park Rd, east of the centre. There are up to three direct trains a day to Cork (€22.50, 1½ hours) and nine to Tralee (€8.50, 45 minutes). There are direct trains to Dublin, but you may have to change at Mallow, while Waterford and Limerick require a few changes.
Kerry Airport (066-9764644; www.kerryairport.com) is at Farranfore, about 15km north of Killarney along the N22 and then about 1.5km along the N23. Aer Arann (0818 210210; www.aerarann.com) has daily flights to Dublin, a Manchester service on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and a flight to Lorient, France, on Saturday between June and September. Ryanair (0818 303030; www.ryanair.com) operates a daily flight to London Stansted (twice daily Easter to October), and serves Frankfurt–Hahn on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
The small airport has a café, bureau de change, an ATM and wi-fi. Car hire agencies with desks at the airport:
Avis (086-2604454; www.avis.ie)
Budget (064-34341; www.budget.ie)
Dooley Car Rentals (062-53103; www.dooleycarrentals.com)
Europcar (087-2383938; www.europcar.com)
Hertz (064-34126; www.hertz.ie)
Irish Car Rentals (086-1700650; www.irishcarrentals.com)
National and Alamo (086-3846193; www.carhire.ie)