Travelling to Dingle and Dunquin
Getting to Dingle and Dunquin
The town of Dingle is found on the most northerly of the Southern Peninsulas along the Wild Atlantic Way in South West Ireland. Dunquin is the most westerly village in Ireland situated along the spectacular Atlantic Coastline.
Ferries: Allow at least 5 – 7 hours driving from the Dublin area and Rosslare ferry ports on the east coast of Ireland.
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Regular trains run from Dublin to Killarney, Farranfore and Tralee. http://www.irishrail.ie
There is also a daily bus service from Tralee to Dingle. https://national.buseireann.ie
The nearest airport is Kerry Airport at Farranfore, which is located almost half way between Tralee and Killarney. http://kerryairport.ie
Currently there are flights to Dublin, London Luton, London Stanstead, Frankfurt Hahn and Berlin.
Dingle is about an hour drive from Farranfore Airport and Dunquin an extra 20 minutes although you may wish to take the scenic Slea Head Drive from Dingle which may take 30 minutes or more, depending if you stop to take photographs!
Depending on the time of year there may be private shuttle buses connecting Dingle with the airport and Killarney.
Cork and Shannon airports are about a 2½ hour drive from Dingle and have connecting flights all over Europe and beyond.
The quickest route to An Portan Guest House from the town of Dingle is to drive across the Maum Clossach pass from Ventry Cross and over the hill to Dunquin. Follow the Slea Head Drive from Dingle until you reach Ventry Church and at the crossroads turn right.