Travel from Galway to Killarney

Travel from Galway to Killarney

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I am planning a trip to Ireland in May.  There will be 4 of us.  We do not have a car and want to visit Dublin, Galway and Killarney.  We are struggling with the best way to travel to Killarney from Galway.  A 5 hour train ride or 4 hour bus ride is the best we can do.  We ultimately plan to spend two nights in Killarney and take a tour through the Dingle Peninsula.  Is there an option where we can maybe break this ride up a bit?  Thank you for your input.


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Hi Kathryn. 

Yes, both options are a four-hour bus journey, with a change over in Limerick, or the five-hour train journey which stops in Portarlington. If renting a car is a possibility, the journey is only around 2 hours 40 minutes via the Limerick Tunnel on the N18. 

Let me know if you have any more questions and I'd be happy to answer. 

Cathaoir 



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Hello Kathryn,

It's so good to hear that you're planning an adventure to our little island!

Cathaoir is absolutely right, both the train and the bus are amazing ways to explore our little island. Public transportation in Ireland is robust and convenient, making it possible to explore with ease, even if you don't plan to rent a vehicle while here on our shores.

In fact, there's a helpful article on our website that's all about how to plan a visit using public transportation! It has a ton of helpful links and resources, including to Transport for Ireland, which may make planning your visit much more convenient. After taking a peek at the bus options, it looks like there are stops in both Limerick and Cork. These are both incredible spots with plenty to see and do, so if you wanted to take a break in either to stretch your legs and enjoy more of our island, then I'm sure you'll find plenty of ways to fill the time until the next bus runs.

Another resource that might be of help is our Accommodations Finder, which may help you find the perfect spots to call home while on this visit. You can search by location, accommodation type, and even star rating! If you do plan to break up your trip a bit, this can help you find the perfect accommodation wherever you stop by. 

I do hope that this helps!

Warmly,
Rochelle

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