Kerry International Airport (IATA-code KIR) is situated only a few kilometers south of Tralee and is easily reachable by car, bus, train (to Farranfore) or by taxi. Many of the well-known car rental companies offer their services at the airport.
Founded in 1968, the airport has seen a couple of expansions and modernisations since its early days. Today it provides a 2000m-long runway, which can easily accomodate planes like the Boeing 757 and allows for flights even on intercontinental routes.
The current schedule includes flights with Ryanair to Frankfurt-Hahn, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Alicante (Spain) as well as Faro (Portugal), while Aer Lingus offers several daily flights to Dublin. Additionally, several charter destinations will be offered during the summer season.
The small airport offers sufficient parking facilities, short ways for passengers and a restaurant as well as a gift shop in the transit area. If you want to return your rental car to Kerry Airport you will find two fuel filling stations, one in Farranfore 2 kilometers from the airport on the Tralee-Killarney road and a second one at the "super valu" shopping centre in Castleisland.
In other regions of Ireland you will of course find more airports which offer daily connections to the UK and other countries in continental europe and the world. The nearest airports from Kerry are Shannon (near Limerick) and Cork, the distance to Dublin Airport is ca. 300km. From Tralee you can comfortably travel to the capital by train, bus or rental car and you can also fly daily with Aer Lingus.
Train and Bus
In a very central location not far from Tralee town park you will find the train station as well as the newly built modern bus terminal.
Many train connections with Irish Rail are starting in Tralee.
Main destinations are the bigger irish cities and towns, journeys to Cork or Dublin are more expensive but reasonably faster than going by bus.
Bus Eireann offers even more destinations including connections to the many rural areas in Ireland and to smaller towns using their modern and comfortable coaches.
The destinations also include many of the more important ports and airports for your onward journey.