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There are 2 ways to get from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Skellig Islands by car, bus or ferry

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Drive, bus, ferry  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Tralee
  2. Take the bus from Tralee to Cahersiveen R37
  3. Take the ferry from Portmagee to Skellig Island

$66 - $80

1 alternative option

Bus, ferry  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Tralee, Tralee Bus Station 13 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Tralee to Cahersiveen R37
  3. Take the ferry from Portmagee to Skellig Island

$74 - $87

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Skellig Islands is to drive and bus and ferry which costs 55€ - 70€ and takes 6 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Skellig Islands is to drive and bus and ferry which costs 55€ - 70€ and takes 6 h 8 min.

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The distance between Shannon Airport (SNN) and Skellig Islands is 151 km.

The best way to get from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Skellig Islands without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 9 h 30 min and costs 60€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 8 min to get from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Skellig Islands, including transfers.

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There are 59+ hotels available in Skellig Islands. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Skellig Islands.
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  • Distance: 94.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 8 min

What companies run services between Shannon Airport (SNN), Ireland and Skellig Islands, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Skellig Islands. However, you can take the drive to Tralee, take the bus to Cahersiveen, take the bus to Portmagee, take the walk to Portmagee, then take the ferry to Skellig Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Shannon Airport (SNN) to Skellig Islands via Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station, Tralee, Cahersiveen, Portmagee, and Portmagee in around 9 h 30 min.

Bus operators
local link
Phone
+353 1 879 8300
Website
locallink.ie
Bus from Tralee to Cahersiveen
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
locallink.ie
Bus Eireann
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Glentworth, Limerick Bus Station to Tralee, Tralee Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
Bus Eireann
Ferry operators
Skelligs Rock Ferry
Website
skelligsrock.com
Ferry from Portmagee to Skellig Island
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
skelligsrock.com
Book at
skelligsrock.com

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