Dingle Lit is striving to deliver the festival with full regard to climate change and other human related impacts on the environment. We encourage you to use public transport to arrive in Dingle and when moving around the peninsula. Local Link provides an excellent option.
If you plan on using a car, please consider car sharing if you can.

Download the local link bus timetable here.

Details of how to reach Dingle can be found on the website of the Dingle Peninsula Tourist Alliance – here.

Below are some of the basics from Dublin, Cork and Galway

From Dublin


There are regular trains from Heuston to Tralee, which takes approximately four hours. From Tralee station you can get a bus direct to Dingle town, which takes an hour.


A bus runs from Busaras to Dingle. It is not the quickest option, taking 7 hours. There are two changes, one at Limerick and one at Tralee.

By Car:

Take the N7 to Limerick. From Limerick take the N20 to Tralee. From Tralee follow the signs for Blennerville / Dingle. After Blennerville you have two options. The first, is to take the Conor Pass mountain pass to Dingle. The second is to go through Camp village. The Conor Pass provides truly wonderful views but is a trickier road to negotiate.

From Cork


Regular trains go from Cork (Kent Station) to Tralee, taking approximately two and a half hours. Note: you must change trains at Mallow. From Tralee station hop on the Dingle bus.


Regular buses run from Cork (Parnell Place) to Tralee. From Tralee, you must then change to the Dingle bus. This takes three and a half hours approx.

From Galway


A regular train from Galway runs to Tralee. It’s a fair old journey taking approximately 6 hours. Depending on which train you take there will be either two or three changes to make before landing in Tralee. From Tralee, you must then hop on the Dingle bus which takes a further hour.


There are regular buses from Galway City’s central bus station to Tralee. The journey to Tralee takes approximately five and half hours. From Tralee take the Dingle bus which takes a further hour

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