Valentia Island is accessible from the other island (Ireland) by road bridge from Portmagee and by car ferry (April – Oct) from Renard Point, Cahersiveen. The ferry crossing takes 5 minutes. This is a continuous shuttle ferry that operates every ten minutes, 7 days a week from April to October: 7.45 am to 9.30pm and Sundays 9am to 9.30pm. (July & August last ferry at 10pm from Reenard).

Coming on a flight of fancy? Fly into Kerry Airport at Farranfore and arrange private taxi or car hire to Valentia. Or take a bus from Farranfore into Killarney and connect with the daily busses that service south Kerry.

You can use the map below to explore flight, rail and public bus options. Car hire is available at all Irish airports or private transfer to Valentia by taxi can be organised through the Tourist Office.

The main bus route connection to Cahersiveen is 279a from Killarney that operates all year round. Route 280 is a Ring of Kerry service that operates during July and August.

Local bus link transport options are available at http://www.locallinkkerry.ie/timetable/#Valentia - these must be booked in advance by contacting LoCall 1890 528 528

Cost of Local Link Services

  • €5 single or day return
  • €2.50 Under 12 years of Age
  • Free Travel Pass Accepted and Under 3 also travel for Free

Driving time from:

Cork Airport 2.5 hours
Shannon Airport 2.5 hours
Kerry Airport 1.25 hours
Killarney 1.25 hours