There are 3 ways to get from Shannon to Skellig Michael by car, bus or ferry

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

Drive, bus, ferry  •  6 h 4 min

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

$65 - $79

2 alternative options

Bus, ferry via Tralee  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Prince's Street 300
  2. Take the bus from Tralee to Dingle, Dingle 275
  3. Take the ferry from Portmagee to Skellig Island

$76 - $94

Bus, ferry  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to East Avenue Road Killarney 300
  2. Take the bus from Killarney, Killarney Bus Station to Cahersiveen, Cahersiveen
  3. Take the ferry from Portmagee to Skellig Island

$68 - $81

Questions & Answers

The distance between Shannon and Skellig Michael is 154 km.

The best way to get from Shannon to Skellig Michael without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 8 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to get from Shannon to Skellig Michael, including transfers.

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There are 59+ hotels available in Skellig Michael. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Shannon to Skellig Michael.
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  • Distance: 96.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 4 min

What companies run services between Shannon, Ireland and Skellig Michael, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Shannon to Skellig Michael. However, you can take the drive to Tralee, take the bus to Cahersiveen, take the bus to Portmagee, then take the ferry to Skellig Island. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Shannon to Skellig Michael via Glentworth, William Street, Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay, Prince's Street, Tralee, Dingle, Dingle, and Portmagee in around 8 h 20 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
Eurobus
Website
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Prince's Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to East Avenue Road Killarney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
transportforireland.ie
Dublin Coach
Website
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to Prince's Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Bus from Limerick, Limerick Arthur's Quay to East Avenue Road Killarney
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
dublincoach.ie
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Tralee to Dingle, Dingle
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Killarney, Killarney Bus Station to Cahersiveen, Cahersiveen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
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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