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Bus Éireann & TFI Local Link to Connect Tralee with Dingle Peninsula

Bus Éireann and TFI Local Link Kerry, are pleased to welcome 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.

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 stated, “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.”

“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.”

Source: Bus Éireann

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