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There are 5 ways to get from Dublin to Killarney by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 54m

  1. Take the train from Heuston to Mallow Cork/Mallow Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Mallow to Killarney Tralee Service / ...

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Bus  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Killarney, Mission Road 300

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Bus via Cork  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Temple Bar, Aston Quay to Cork, St. Patricks Quay 704x
  2. Take the bus from Parnell Place, stop 255021 to Killarney Station, stop 635601 40

Drive  •  3h 14m

  1. Drive from Dublin to Killarney 302.2 km

Fly  •  3h 48m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Kerry (KIR) DUB - KIR

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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Killarney is to bus which costs €18 - €22 and takes 4h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Killarney is to drive which costs €35 - €60 and takes 3h 14m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay and arriving at Killarney, Mission Road. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dublin to Killarney. However, there are services departing from Heuston and arriving at Killarney via Mallow. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 54m.

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The distance between Dublin and Killarney is 261 km. The road distance is 302.2 km.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Killarney without a car is to train which takes 3h 54m and costs €27 - €40.

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It takes approximately 3h 54m to get from Dublin to Killarney, including transfers.

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Dublin to Killarney bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, depart from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay station.

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Dublin to Killarney train services, operated by Irish Rail, depart from Heuston station.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Killarney is to train which takes 3h 54m and costs €27 - €40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €18 - €22 and takes 4h 20m, you could also fly, which costs €30 - €70 and takes 3h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Killarney.
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  • Distance: 261.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 54m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Killarney, Ireland?

You can take a train from Dublin to Killarney via Mallow in around 3h 54m. Alternatively, Dublin Coach operates a bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Killarney, Mission Road every 4 hours. Tickets cost €18 - €22 and the journey takes 4h 20m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Kerry
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €60
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Mallow
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €27
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€18 - €22
Flexible
€23 - €27
Train from Mallow to Killarney
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€9 - €11
Flexible
€10 - €12
Bus operators
Dublin Coach
Phone
+353 (0)1 465 9972
Email
info@dublincoach.ie
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Dublin City South, Burgh Quay to Killarney, Mission Road
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €22
Website
Dublin Coach
Aircoach
Phone
+353 1 844 7118
Website
aircoach.ie
Bus from Temple Bar, Aston Quay to Cork, St. Patricks Quay
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17
Website
Aircoach
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Parnell Place, stop 255021 to Killarney Station, stop 635601
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Bus Eireann

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

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Dublin to Killarney bus services, operated by Dublin Coach, arrive at Killarney, Mission Road station.

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Dublin to Killarney train services, operated by Irish Rail, arrive at Killarney station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dublin to Killarney is 302 km. It takes approximately 3h 14m to drive from Dublin to Killarney.

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Ryanair offers flights from Dublin Airport to Kerry Airport.

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There are 98+ hotels available in Killarney. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to line 703 bus which takes 13 min and costs €7 - €10.

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