There are 5 ways to get from Carlow to Tralee by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 12 min

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

$72 - $106

Cheapest option

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

$29 - $41

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Carlow to Kilkenny
  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

$35 - $51

Drive  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Carlow to Tralee 155.7 miles

$30 - $50

Bus, fly  •  4 h 49 min

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

$65 - $131

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

You can take a train from Carlow to Tralee via Newbridge in around 5 h 12 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 Carlow to Newbridge
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Newbridge to Tralee
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Carlow to Kilkenny
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
irishrail.ie
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Carlow, Carlow Coach Park to Red Cow LUAS
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
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
$15 - $22
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Bus from MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre to St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Carlow to Tralee?

The distance between Carlow and Tralee is 198 km. The road distance is 249 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Carlow to Tralee?

The cheapest way to get from Carlow to Tralee is to bus which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 5 h 50 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Carlow to Tralee?

The quickest way to get from Carlow to Tralee is to drive which takes 2 h 44 min and costs 27€ - 40€.

Is there a direct train between Carlow and Tralee?

No, there is no direct train from Carlow to Tralee. However, there are services departing from Carlow and arriving at Tralee via Newbridge. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 12 min.

Is there a direct bus between Carlow and Tralee?

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.

How long does it take to get from Carlow to Tralee?

It takes approximately 5 h 12 min to get from Carlow to Tralee, including transfers.