New Enhanced Bus Services To Link Tralee With Dingle Peninsula

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Bus Éireann and TFI Local Link Kerry personnel with local tourism and development representatives on Dingle pier this week where they welcomed new and enhanced bus services in Kerry, connecting Tralee with the Dingle Peninsula.  Front: Alan O’Connell, General Manager TFI Local Link Kerry; Paddy Kennedy and Bus Éireann driver Wayne Moriarty. Back: Bláithín McElligott, Local Link Programme Manager NTA; Fiona Connolly, Bus Éireann; Local Link Kerry Board Member Cllr Breandán Fitzgerald; Tom Fitzgerald, Dingle Hub Community Engagement Officer; and Caroline Boland of Dingle Peninsula Tourism Alliance. Photo by Declan Malone

BUS Éireann and TFI Local Link Kerry have welcomed a new and enhanced bus services in Kerry, connecting Tralee with the Dingle Peninsula.

The Bus Éireann route 275 and TFI Local Link route 277 will connect Tralee to Dingle and Dingle to Dunquin respectively, operating seven days a week providing greater connectivity for the towns and villages along the route.

The TFI Local Link Kerry services are timed to connect with the Bus Éireann 275 bus allowing people to complete round-trips from Tralee to Ballydavid, Dunquin, Ballyferriter or Ventry.

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The expanded services include;

• Bus Éireann Route 275 Tralee – Blennerville – Camp – Annascaul – Lispole – Dingle (Monday to Sunday)

• TFI Local Link Route 277 Dingle Daingean Uí Chúis – Fionntrá / Ventry – Baile an Fheirtéaraigh / Ballyferriter – Dún Chaoin / Dunquin (Monday to Sunday)

• The 2 TFI Local Link bus services listed below will operate on a Demand Responsive Transport (Door to Door) type model:

• R73 – Dingle Daingean Uí Chúis – Gallarus /Gallaras – Mhuirioch / Murreagh – An Fheothanach / Feohanagh – Baile na nGall / Ballydavid (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday)

• R74 – Dingle Daingean Uí Chúis – Lios Póil / Lispole – Annascaul (Monday & Wednesday)

Alan O’ Connell, General Manager, TFI Local Link Kerry said: “TFI Local Link Kerry was focused on providing regular connections to and from Dingle Daingean Uí Chúis that would benefit local residents and tourists alike.”

Alan continued; “these enhanced bus services offer greater access for people to go about their daily lives, to access essential services in Dingle and Tralee, or to visit the many beautiful villages, locations, attractions and spectacular scenery, beaches and walks that the peninsula is world renowned for. There is nothing stopping people visiting the Dingle Peninsula using public transport.”

Frances McCarthy, Assistant Services Manager, Bus Éireann, said:  “Bus Éireann is a vital part of Kerry and its community, making more than 411 daily trips across the county, carrying more than 900,000 passengers a year prior to the pandemic.

The enhanced Bus Éireann services on Route 275 from Tralee to Dingle now connects our customers with TFI Local Link services west of Dingle, providing better transfers and links with the towns and villages of Kerry.”

Bláthín McElligott, TFI Local Link Programme Manager with the National Transport Authority said: “It is great to see these improved services by Bus Éireann and TFI Local Link Kerry up and running. The expansion of these services are a real win for the communities along the routes. Our constant aim is to improve mobility in rural areas by improving existing services, adding new services, and enhancing the current Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) network.

By working together to fill any potential gaps in the public transport network we can offer greater access for people to go about their daily lives, access essential services, or to visit the many beautiful villages, locations and attractions the peninsula is renowned for without the need for a car.”

Adult, student & child fares available. Children under 5 years and holders of free travel pass travel free.  Buy a TFI Leap Card when travelling with Bus Éireann and get 30% discount on all single fares –

Updated timetables are available at for Route 275 & for Route 277, R73 & R74.

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