Kerry airport: Kerry Airport (KIR)

Kerry Airport

Kerry Airport (Irish: Aerfort Chiarrai) is also called Farranfore Airport, after its location. Kerry Airport is a good starting point for visiting Ireland´s south west. The airport is located in the heart of Kerry County between Killarney and Tralee. The small terminal can handle about 200,000 passengers annually. Besides daily flights to Dublin and London, there are regular flights to Frankfurt and several sunny locations.

Airport codes

IATA airport code: KIR
ICAO airport code: ELKY


Local transport


There is no direct train to the airport. The nearest railway station is at ten minutes. Here you can take trains to Tralee and Killarney. For more information, please visit the Irish rail website.

Car and bus

The airport lies about 18 kilometers north of Killarney Center in Kerry County. From the south or west, the airport is easily accessible via the N23.

There is a shuttle bus between the airport and Killarny, Tralee, Dingle and Farranfore. A one way ticket to Killarney costs EUR 6.00 and a return ticket EUR 10.00. A one way bus trip to Farranfore costs EUR 2.00. You can buy bus tickets on the bus. For timetables please download this brochure.

Car rental Kerry Airport

The car rental agencies are located outside the arrival hall: Avis, Budget, Hertz, Irish Car Rentals, Sixt, Dooley Car Rental and Nova Car Hire. You can also book a rental car in advance at EasyTerra, this website compares multiple car rental agencies and their rates simultaneously.


Taxicabs are available in front of the terminal. You can book a taxi with several taxi companies. For example with Sean Casey tel. +353(0)87 418 8564 or Sean Herlihy tel. +353(0)87 296 3636 and Gerard Savage tel. +353(0)87 235 4786.

Parking at the airport

There are 400 short term parking spaces, of which 10 are reserved for disabled people. The first half an hour is free. After that you will pay EUR 2.50 for 2 hours and EUR 10.00 for 24 hours. There are also 400 long term parking spaces. Here, the first half an hour is free too. Here, 2 hours cost EUR 1.50 and EUR 6.00 per day for the first five days. From the ninth day it will cost EUR 5.00 per day and for more than 15 days EUR 4.50 per day.




There is no hotel at the airport. The River Island Hotel (tel. +353(0)64 662 1100) lies 7 kilometers from the airport. A little further away is the Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa (tel. +353(0)64 661 1766). For more hotels and on line reservations, please visit This website offers a wide range of hotels, at competitive (internet) rates.

Shopping and dining

The airport has a souvenir shop, a restaurant and a bar.


For lost and found items, please go to the information desk or contact tel. +353(0)66 976 4644.


At the central hall there is an information desk, which provides information about the airport, tickets and timetables. Here, you can also get tourist information, assistance, exchange money or book your transport or hotel room.


The airport has Wi-Fi. For other business facilities, please contact customer service (tel. +353(0)66 976 4644).

Access for disabled people

The airport has excellent facilities for disabled people. For example, you can park very near the terminal (short term parking). If you require assistance or transport at the airport you can contact (tel. +353(0)66 976 44) or send an email to customer service. Please, inform your airline too (Ryan Air tel. +353(0)12 497 761). For more information about airport facilities and services please download this brochure.

Other services

There is a money exchange at the information desk. There is an ATM. The airport has Wi-Fi facilities. For more information, please go to customer service in the central hall.




Kerry Airport
Killarney, County Kerry

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +353(0)66 976 4644
Fax: +353(0)66 976 4134

Airport codes

IATA airport code: KIR
ICAO airport code: ELKY