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There are 6 ways to get from Carlow to Tralee by bus, train, car or plane

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Line 73 bus, train  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the line 73 bus from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park to Laois Shopping Centre 73
  2. Take the train from Portlaoise Train Station to Tralee Tralee Service

$60 - $87

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Bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park to Red Cow LUAS 4
  2. Take the bus from Tallaght, Luas Red Cow Park and Ride to Prince's Street 300

$31 - $53

4 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Carlow to Kildare Kildare/Waterford Service
  2. Take the train from Portarlington to Tralee Tralee Service

$65 - $96

Train, bus  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Carlow to Kilkenny MacDonagh
  2. Take the bus from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to St. Patricks Quay 600
  3. Take the bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Tralee, Tralee Bus Station 40

$40 - $60

Drive  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Carlow to Tralee 155.7 miles

$30 - $50

Bus, fly  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park to Red Cow LUAS
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Kerry (KIR) DUB - KIR

$64 - $127

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The cheapest way to get from Carlow to Tralee is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlow to Tralee is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Carlow to Tralee. However, there are services departing from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park and arriving at Prince's Street via Tallaght, Luas Red Cow Park and Ride. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Carlow to Tralee. However, there are services departing from Carlow and arriving at Tralee via Kildare and Portarlington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 26 min.

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The distance between Carlow and Tralee is 198 km. The road distance is 249.1 km.

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The best way to get from Carlow to Tralee without a car is to line 73 bus and train which takes 5 h 22 min and costs 50€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to get from Carlow to Tralee, including transfers.

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Carlow to Tralee bus services, operated by Bus Eireann, depart from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park station.

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Carlow to Tralee train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Carlow station.

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The best way to get from Carlow to Tralee is to train which takes 5 h 26 min and costs 55€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 26€ - 50€ and takes 5 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Carlow to Tralee.
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  • Distance: 123.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 22 min

What companies run services between Carlow, Ireland and Tralee, Ireland?

You can take a train from Carlow to Tralee via Kildare and Portarlington in around 5 h 26 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Carlow to Tralee via Red Cow LUAS and Tallaght, Luas Red Cow Park and Ride in around 5 h 50 min.

Airlines
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Kerry
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Train operators
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Portlaoise Train Station to Tralee
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Carlow to Kildare
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Portarlington to Tralee
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Carlow to Kilkenny MacDonagh
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park to Laois Shopping Centre
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park to Red Cow LUAS
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Cork Bus Station, Cork Parnell Place Bus Station to Tralee, Tralee Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Tallaght, Luas Red Cow Park and Ride to Prince's Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Bus from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Tallaght, Luas Red Cow Park and Ride to Prince's Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $34
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Kerry Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Carlow to Tralee bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, arrive at Prince's Street station.

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Carlow to Tralee train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Tralee station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Carlow to Tralee is 249 km. It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to drive from Carlow to Tralee.

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Aer Lingus offers flights from Dublin Airport to Kerry Airport.

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There are 176+ hotels available in Tralee. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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