How to Get to Tralee

By Train

Trains run frequently between Dublin and Tralee, and also Cork to Tralee and Limerick to Tralee. For full details of train times and services visit

Tralee Rail Station +353 (0)66 712 3522
Dublin Rail Station:  +353 (0)1 836 6222
Cork Rail Station:  +353 (0)21 506 766

By Bus

Bus services run frequently between Tralee and most major cities. For a full list of services and bus timetables, visit the Bus Éireann website at

Tralee Bus Station: +353 (0)66 712 3566
Dublin Bus Station:  +353 (0)1 836 6111
Cork Bus Station:  +353 (0)21 508 188

By Air

Kerry International Airport is situated at Farranfore (between Tralee and Killarney) and the journey time from the airport to Tralee is around 20 minutes. The airport handles direct flights from Dublin, London and Germany. Alternatively, Shannon Airport and Cork Airport are both approximately a 2 hour drive from Tralee, and both have bus services direct to Tralee.

Kerry International Airport: +353 (0)66 976 4350
Dublin International Airport: +353 (0)1 814 1111
Cork International Airport: +353 (0)21 431 3131
Shannon International Airport: +353 (0)61 712 0000

For detail on our COVID19 Policy:

By Road

From Shannon Airport

Take the N18 from Shannon Airport heading towards Limerick City (approx 25 minutes), on the approach to Limerick follow signs for a ring road stating Cork/Tralee/Killarney – N20 and N21. This will lead you to a motor way. Once on the motor way follow the sign for Tralee/Killarney N21.The N21 will take you through the following towns Adare, Newcastlewest, Abbeyfeale and Castleisland. At Castleisland stay on the N21 to Tralee. This journey will take approx 1 hour 50 mins.

From Limerick City

In Limerick City take the N20 Cork which connects onto the N21. The N21 will take you through the following towns Adare, Newcastlewest, Abbeyfeale and Castleisland. At Castleisland stay on the N21 to Tralee.

From Cork Airport

Take the N71 from the Airport. At the Kinsale Roundabout follow directions for theN22 travelling through Macroom, Ballyvourney, Killarney and Farranfore. Join the N21 to Tralee.

From Dublin

Take the N7 Limerick City. Take the bypass the N20 (Cork & Tralee) , which connects onto the N21 (Tralee/Killarney). The N21 will take you through the following towns Adare, Newcastlewest, Abbeyfeale, Castleisland. At Castleisland stay on the N21 to Tralee.

By Bike

Con will give a hug to everyone that cycles to Tralee for the festival!

  1. Covid-19 Policy:
    As always, we are taking safety at our event seriously. After careful consideration the Board of Directors and Management Team of National Circus Festival of Ireland, we have implemented the following measures to promote the health and wellbeing of attendees and staff. Protocols and Procedures may be updated or changed, in line with Public Health Guidance
    The national framework COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery 2021 level in place at the time of the event is expected to be level 1. In accordance with the framework, the maximum capacity allowed at the event in this venue is full capacity with the presentation of a valid COVID Cert (digital or hard copy) along with the use of a face covering.

    Contact Tracing:
    • For all ticketed events, names and contact details will be held for a period of 20 days post Festival to ensure sufficient contact tracing is in place for attendees.

    Artists, Staff & Audience must NOT attend National Circus Festival of Ireland if:
    • They have symptoms of cough, fever, high temperature, sore throat, runny nose, breathlessness, or flu-like symptoms now or in the past 14 days
    • They have been diagnosed with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection in the last 14 days
    • They are close contact of a person who is a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days (i.e. less than 2metres for more than 15 mins accumulative in 1 day)
    • They have been advised by a doctor to self-isolate at this time
    • They recently returned from a country/county/area that Irish health guidelines requests self-isolation on return