It is said that there are only two Kingdoms, The Kingdom of God & the Kingdom of Kerry! The latter remains at the forefront of tourism in Ireland, led by a combination of breath-taking scenery, stunning tours such as the Ring of Kerry, the warmth of the people and the vision of individuals as diverse as the 4th Viscount of Kenmare and our own Tim Buckley of The Arbutus Hotel Killarney, with a long history as a premier Kerry Hotel.

The Ring of Kerry continues to attract visitors from all over the world on an annual basis and the journey around this famous driving route begins in the most scenic town of all, Killarney.

Killarney’s dramatic mountains, majestic lakes and historic oak woodland are filled with legend and lore that make them as interesting to talk about over drink in the evening, as they were to climb during the day. The Arbutus Hotel is ideal for your hotel break in Kerry, from which to explore all that the Kingdom has to offer.

Getting to Killarney

The Arbutus is conveniently located in the heart of Killarney town centre, moments’ walk from the station.


The scenery from the train is absolutely stunning. Iarnród Éireann operate 4 - 5 trains daily from Dublin with links from Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford. Please visit for times and reservations.

Directions From Killarney Train Station

  • Turn right as you exit the station and walk down to the main road
  • (The hotel is the white building you can see through the trees on the opposite side of the road.)
  • Cross at the lights and turn right
  • At the roundabout turn left and the hotel is 100m on your left


Bus Éireann operate frequent services which stop at Killarney Bus Station, 2 minutes walk from the Arbutus.

  • Route 40 - Waterford / Cork / Killarney / Kerry
  • Route 14 – Limerick / Kerry Airport / Killarney

Visit for timetables and reservations.

Directions From Killareny Bus Station

  • Turn left onto the main road (Fair Hill)
  • Cross the roundabout at the lights and continue straight ahead
  • The hotel is the white building 100m on your left

Kerry Airport

The airport is 17km from Killarney with direct flights from the UK, Germany and Portugal. More information at

Directions From Kerry Airport

  • Exit the airport and turn left onto the N23.
  • Follow to a T-junction and take another left onto the N22
  • Follow signs into Killarney town centre

Driving Directions

The Arbutus Hotel is located on College Street, in the heart of Killarney town centre. If you are approaching by car there is a one way system in operation so we would advise you to follow the map of Killarney.

Driving From Dublin

  • Take the M7 to Limerick
  • At junction 30, exit onto M20 towards Cork/Tralee/N21
  • Continue along the N21
  • At the Castleisland roundabout take 2nd exit onto the N23 towards Killarney
  • Follow signs into Killarney town centre
  • At the College Street roundabout our hotel is directly opposite you
  • There is a carpark to the left of the hotel

Driving From Cork

  • Take the N71 to Killarney
  • We are in the centre of town on College Street
  • There is a carpark just before the hotel on your left


There is a pay and display car park next to our hotel.