How To Find Us

You can use the map to provide door to door driving instructions through Google Maps.

Driving Directions

From Killorglin follow the N70 Ring of Kerry Road to Cahersiveen. Continue through the town until you meet a sign signalling the turn for the Valentia Island Car Ferry. The ferry operates from late March to early October. The journey between Reenard Point and Knightstown takes approximately 10 minutes.

From October to March, continue on the N70 Ring of Kerry Road. Approximately 5km outside Cahersiveen follow the signs to the right for Portmagee and  Valentia Island.
From here, it is a 20 minute drive over the bridge at Portmagee and on to Knightstown.


Transfer from nearest airport, rail and bus

Visitors can fly into Kerry Airport from Dublin or London with Aer Lingus Regional or Ryanair. There are car hire facilities at the airport or you can transfer to Atlantic Villa by taxi or hackney hire. Bus Eireann route 271 stops at Kerry Airport and transfers to Killarney. From Killarney bus station, route 279 operates to Cahersiveen year round with an additional service 280 operating for the months of July and August servicing the Ring of Kerry.

The nearest rail station is located in Killarney and visitors can complete the journey to Cahersiveen by bus, taxi or hackney hire. There are a number of local taxi operators that can bring you from Cahersiveen to the ferry departure point or to Knightstown.

Driving Times:

  • Dublin to Valentia Island – 4.25 hours
  • Cork Airport to Valentia Island – 2.5 hours
  • Shannon Airport to Valentia Island – 3 hours
  • Kerry Airport to Valentia Island -1.25 hours
  • Killarney to Valentia Island – 1.25 hours

Local transport

Local Link Kerry operates the Kerry Community Bus Service. Routes and services to and from Valentia are listed below.

Cost of Services in Timetable

  • €5 single or day return
  • €2.50 Under 12 years of Age
  • Free Travel Pass Accepted and Under 3 also travel for Free
Description Frequency Depart Return
Valentia, Portmagee to Caherciveen Every Monday, Thursday and Friday 9.30 13.30
Portmagee, Valentia Area to Valentia Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11.30 16.40
Ballinskelligs, The Glen to Valentia Every Thursday Evening 20.30 23.30
Valentia to Caherciveen, connecting with R53 in Caherciveen to Killarney First Tuesday of the Month 9.15 13.30
Valentia to Caherciveen, connecting with R37 in Caherciveen to Tralee Every Thursday 9.15 13.30
Valentia, Portmagee to The Glen Every Thursday Evening 20.30 23.30

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