Blarney Castle Transportation
The medieval stronghold of Blarney Castle is by far one of the most popular attractions in Ireland. There are multiple ways to get there, and depending on your circumstances it is important to know your options.
Your nearest airport option to Blarney Castle is Cork Airport, which is a domestic airport 18 km away. The next nearest airport is Kerry Airport in the town of Tralee, about 109 km away. This is also the closest international airport. For those flying into Dublin, be aware that it is quite a distance at 278 km away. From there you will need to take other transportation to get closer to Blarney Castle.
If you’re looking to ride public transportation straight to Blarney Castle, your only real option is the bus that runs from Cork. Fortunately, Blarney Castle is such a popular attraction that the bus runs frequently, leaving every 30 minutes on most days. The ride itself lasts about 25 minutes.
There are no trains that run right to Blarney Castle, but there are trains that go to Kent Station in Cork. Check out irishrail.ie for fare prices and route maps.
You can pick up a taxi in Cork (or even further away, if the driver is willing), but the fare to Blarney Castle can be a bit pricey. If you’re going to be traveling elsewhere in Ireland or simply want to spend extended time in the area, a better option may be to rent a car. There are plenty of car rental options near most of the country’s airports. As a bonus, there is a large parking lot near Blarney Castle that is free of charge.
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