Have you made your decision to spend your holiday in Kerry? Great! I am delighted. You made a good choice and I am sure you will have a fabulous time!
Travel to Ireland is easy and comfortable. The quickest and easiest way to get here is by plane. Hard to believe but this is often the cheapest way to get here thanks to Ryanair.
Before you make the decision on how to travel you should ask yourself a few questions:
How long is your holiday? Are you planning a short getaway break or mini holiday? Do you need to bring a lot of special equipment?
Car ferry tickets are often more expensive than plane tickets with budget airlines.
Longer holidays justify the usually more expensive trip by car ferry. You can bring your own vehicle to get around and save the money for a rental car.
You can bring a lot more gear if you are planning e.g. on camping if you take a car ferry to Ireland.
For a shorter holiday, you might be better off going by plane and hiring a car if necessary.
For a large family or group, it might be significantly cheaper to travel by ferry particularly if you come from the UK, Germany or France.
Irelands main airport is in Dublin which might have to be your choice if you originate from outside of Europe.
Most convenient if you are travelling to Kerry, of course, is Kerry Airport which is located between Killarney and Tralee (Farranfore). This is a small airport, but it has everything you need. From abroad you can fly into Kerry Airport from Germany (Frankfurt-Hahn) and the UK (London Stansted and Luton) with Ryanair.
Aer Lingus offers a flight from Dublin to Kerry twice a day.
Cork or Shannon airport are both good destinations if you want to spend your holiday in Kerry. The drive by car from there is only about 90 mins to Killarney for example. Ryanair offers flights to Cork or Shannon Airport from Spain, France, Germany, Italy,...
Learn everything you need to know about Kerry Airport to plan your perfect holiday in Ireland.
Do you need to get around Ireland on a budget? Or maybe you just don't feel confident driving in Ireland? Maybe bus travel is the right solution for you.
Since Ireland is an island the only alternative to flying is by taking a car ferry. This might be the option for you if you are planning to spend a longer holiday here and want to bring your own car or caravan. The main ferry ports in Ireland are Dublin ( Dun Laoghaire ), Rosslare and Cork. They can be reached by ferry from the UK (Pembroke and Fishguard) and from France (Cherbourg and Roscoff). Some of these are seasonal and run only for the summer season.
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