Travel Budget for Killarney Visit Killarney on a Budget or Travel in Style

Killarney, Ciarrai, Ireland

How much does it cost to travel to Killarney?

You should plan to spend around $160 (€147) per day on your vacation in Killarney. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $50 (€46) on meals
  • $22 (€20) on local transportation
  • $179 (€165) on hotels

A one week trip to Killarney for two people costs, on average, $2,238 (€2,059). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
This data comes from the travel budgets of real travelers - How it works. Put these numbers on your website.

How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Killarney cost?

A one week trip to Killarney usually costs around $1,119 (€1,029) for one person and $2,238 (€2,059) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Killarney on average costs around $2,238 (€2,059) for one person and $4,476 (€4,117) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Killarney will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Killarney on average costs around $4,796 (€4,411) for one person and $9,592 (€8,823) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Killarney has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Killarney expensive to visit?

Prices in Killarney are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Killarney is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Vitoria-Gasteiz or Marseille.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Killarney Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Killarney?

The average Killarney trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Killarney travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 165 ($179)
Local Transportation 1 20 ($22)
Food 2 46 ($50)
Entertainment 1 19 ($21)
Alcohol 2 7 - 20 ($7 - 22)
Accommodation Budget in Killarney
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Killarney is $89 (€82). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Killarney is $179 (€165). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Killarney

Looking for a hotel in Killarney? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

Find the best hotel for your travel style.


Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Killarney based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $124. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

Kayak helps you find the best prices for hotels, flights, and rental cars for destinations around the world.

Recommended Properties

Transportation Budget in Killarney
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Killarney is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $22 (€20) per person, per day, on local transportation in Killarney.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Recommended Services

Flights to Killarney
How much does it cost to go to Killarney? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Killarney
The price of renting a car in Killarney will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Killarney
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Killarney can vary, the average cost of food in Killarney is $50 (€46) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Killarney should cost around $20 (€18) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Killarney is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Killarney
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Killarney typically cost an average of $21 (€19) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Recommended Activities

Alcohol Budget in Killarney
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $15 (€13) on alcoholic beverages in Killarney per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Killarney On a Budget
Killarney Muckross House, Killarney, Ireland
Rated by TripAdvisor as Ireland's most popular travel destination for 2015, Killarney attracts many visitors each year for its natural heritage, history, and its location on the Ring of Kerry (a 179-km-long circular tourist route in County Kerry, south-western Ireland). Dating back to early Irish history with religious settlements, Killarney's rich history lays evident in the ruins of various abbeys, monasteries, and castles. The archaeological sites are popular with tourists as well as the town's natural wonders, gift shops, pubs, and horse-drawn carriages.
As far as the natural wonders go, Killarney National Park has much to offer in that and more. It is located just beside Killarney, encompassing 25,425 acres of diverse ecology, including the Lakes of Killarney, oak and yew woodlands, and mountain peaks. It has Ireland's only native herd of red deer, as well as many other rare species, and the most extensive covering of native forest remaining in Ireland. It is also home to the ruins of Innisfallen Abbey, one of the most impressive archaeological remains dating from the early Christian period. You can easily spend plenty of time here, as the list of things to do in Killarney National Park is quite long!

The Gap of Dunloe is yet another gem of natural beauty-a narrow mountain pass between MacGillycuddy's Reeks and Purple Mountain. Within the gap are five lakes: Coosaun Lough, Black Lake, Cushnavally Lake, Auger Lake, and Black Lough-all connected by the River Loe. The narrow pass is a popular destination for tourists to see by cart and ponies, and is also known for its rock climbing.

On the other end of the spectrum, Muckross House and Gardens is a furnished 19th-century mansion set among mountains and woodland, with a shop, cafe, and working farms. It is located at the center of Killarney National Park, and the grounds and house are open to visitors for a fee. The mansion sits above one of the park's lakes as an example of Victorian grandeur. The house hosts regular events for all seasons.

Muckross Abbey is another historic structure located nearby. It was founded in 1448 as a Franciscan friary for the Observantine Franciscans by Donal McCarthy Mor, and still stands preserved today.
The largest industry of Killarney is, by far, tourism, and so the town caters to visitors in shops, pubs, places to stay, and attractions. With the exception of Dublin, there are more hotel beds in Killarney than in any other Irish town or city. Most tourists come from the US, Ireland, the UK, Germany and other European countries, and the summer season is the busiest. The town center is quaint and welcoming, lined with small shops, pubs, and inns. It is also common to see horse-drawn carriages, called jaunting cars, catering to tourists. Killarney is also home to Ireland's National Events Center which seats 2,500 and host events and concerts throughout the year, adding to the town's lively night life.

In addition to the sights and natural wonders mentioned above, Killarney holds a list of many more striking landscapes. The Kerry Way, for example, is a 133-mile long circular walking trail that begins and ends in Killarney. It is said to take about 9 days and brings visitors past Muckross House, along lake shores, to reach Torc Waterfall, and continue through Black Valley and Macgillycuddy's Reeks, including Carrauntoohil, Ireland's highest mountain. The trail follows past more scenic vistas and sweeping valleys, providing a whirlwind tour for the adventurer looking to experience the beautiful Irish countryside on foot. Then are plenty of other trails from beginner to expert, but if you are more of a water tourist, kayak and canoe rentals are available to use on any of Killarney's famous lakes.

Back in Killarney itself, the town has plenty of shopping for your Irish goods and souvenirs, plus some of the best nightlife around. The pubs come alive with great brews and entertainment thriving on live traditional music. You might even want to check if Ireland's National Events Centre has any upcoming concerts. Past artists have included Willie Nelson, Cliff Richard, The Script, Snow Patrol, Bob Geldof, Billy Connolly, Kenny Rogers, and Jose Carreras.

For even more information, check out this amazing guide to the best things to do in Killarney. It contains a long list of activities and other useful advice.
Food and Dining
When it comes to Ireland-pubs, brews, and comfort food are specialties wherever you go. Some of the top pubs in Killarney, most featuring live Irish music, include places like Murphy's Bar, The Laurel Pub, and The Jarvey's Rest Traditional Irish Pub. There are also trendier takes on the traditional with a Celtic Deco hangout like Bricin. Situated in a tastefully restored two century old restaurant on Killarney's high street, the place embodies Irish hospitality with natural stone walls, the warmth of antique timber, and the magic of stained glass. Other top picks on TripAdvisor include Hannigan's Bar and Restaurant, Cronins Restaurant, and Quinlans Seafood Bar. Most dining options are located on around Main Street in the downtown area of Killarney. Far from the traditional fish and chips, bangers and mash, or shepherd's pie, ethnic cuisine like Indian and Thai can also be found in Killarney.

By car, Killarney is served by National Primary Route N22 (north to Tralee and Castleisland and east to Cork), the National Secondary Routes N72 (west to Killorglin), and the N71 (south to Bantry).

By train, Killarney railway station (operated by Iarnrod Eireann) has direct services to Tralee, Cork and Dublin, with connections to the rest of the rail network.

Bus Eireann provides bus services to Limerick (and onwards to Dublin), Tralee, Cork, Kenmare and Skibbereen.

The nearest airport is Kerry Airport, located 17 km away in Farranfore between Tralee and Killarney. It provides an increasing number of air services with connecting trains running from Farranfore railway station to Killarney railway station.

Cork Airport (89 km away), which is easily accessible by bus or rail, also serves the Kerry region.
Traveling alone to Dublin or London?

Looking for a party and need a hostel in London or Amsterdam?

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

Search for Travel Costs

Some of the links on this website are sponsored or affiliate links which help to financially support this site. By clicking the link and making a purchase, we may receive a small commission, but this does not affect the price of your purchase.