Limerick to Tralee with Expressway Route 13

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Limerick to Tralee with Expressway Route 13

Not only is the Expressway Route 13 service one of the fastest ways of travelling between Limerick and Tralee, it offers very competitive fares and it's also one of the most convenient, with 12 services departing from Limerick and 13 from Tralee per day.

Departing from Limerick Bus Station, and from the University of Limerick during term time, Route 13 passes through Limerick Regional Hospital, Abbeyfeale and Listowel en route, arriving at Tralee Bus Station in the centre of Tralee.

Connecting the two major hubs of Limerick and Tralee in the West of Ireland, Route 13 is perfect for tourists while also serving West if Ireland students commuting to the Internationally acclaimed University of Limerick.

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Limerick Bus Station

Limerick Bus Station is conveniently located in the heart of the city and is situated on the same site as Limerick Train Station.

A short stroll to main to Parnell Plaza, Limerick City Gallery of Art, and a host of museums, cafes, bars and shops, Expressway Route 13 puts you right in the heart of this vibrant city.

Listowel

Travelling to Tralee, services from Listowel start at 10:00 am with the final service departing at 23:00 pm from The Square, Bridge Road.

Returning to Limerick, services from Listowel start at 06:40 am with the final service departing at 19:30 pm.

Tralee Bus Station

The Bus Station in Tralee provides easy access to points of interest in the town including The Grand Hotel, Kerry County Museum and General Hospital Kerry.

Manor West Shopping Centre and all of Tralee’s office and industrial districts.


Limerick to Tralee Journey Time

The journey time is approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes when leaving from the University of Limerick, and 2 hours when leaving from Limerick Bus Station.

Onboard services include extra-comfortable seats, Wi-Fi access and charging points perfect for day-trippers, students and business passengers alike.


Limerick to Tralee Coaches

Expressway coaches are a byword for comfort - reclining leather seats, air conditioning, sockets for charging any phones and laptops you might have, free Wi-Fi onboard, and plenty of room for any luggage you may have. Our fleet of brand new coaches will ensure your journey is Way Better.


Arriving in Limerick

Stepping off in Limerick doesn’t mean your journey ends there – in fact, with Expressway’s extensive network of services you can access some of Ireland’s best Western towns and cities.

Bus Éireann operates a city bus service in Limerick that connects the community with hospitals, schools, shopping and tourist attractions. Timetables accessible here.

Staying in Limerick

Limerick is one of Ireland’s most established and well known cities making it a perfect place for tourists and domestic adventurers alike.

Shopping in Limerick

Limerick City has a great selection of small family-run shops, stylish boutiques and modern department stores.

Retail centres in the city include the Arthur’s Quay shopping centre, the Crescent Shopping Centre in Dooradoyle which is the largest shopping centre outside Dublin, and the Parkway Shopping Centre on the Dublin Road.

At Limerick Milk Market (open to 3pm each day) you can purchase a range of organic and artisan food products.

Tourist Attractions

King John’s Castle is a 13th-century structure located on King's Island next to the River Shannon in Limerick City Centre. The castle has an interpretative centre which offers an interactive learning experience with guides wearing full costume.

Founded in 1168, St Mary’s Cathedral on Bridge Street in Limerick is the oldest and most historic buildings in Limerick and no trip to the city is complete without a visit.

Make sure to check out Limerick Museum, located in City Hall, Merchants Quay, Limerick. Founded in 1906, it houses a wide range of historic artefacts and documents which tell the story of the city.

The Hunt Museum is also well worth a visit. Established to house a collection of approximately 2,000 works of art and antiquities collected by London art dealers John and Gertrude Hunt in their lifetime, there are year-round exhibitions, an attractive gift shop and a coffee shop on site.

Events

Limerick Literary Festival: Don’t miss the Limerick Literary Festival taking place this year from February 26 to 28. With a range of talks and readings by top authors, workshops for writers and literary walks this is a great event for anyone who loves a good book.

The Blas Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance: The Blas Summer School of Irish Traditional Music and Dance takes place at the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick. Expect tons of traditional music sessions and dancing like you’ve never seen before.

Horse Racing at Limerick Race Course: Head to Limerick Race Course for a great day out with all the family. Whether it's a family occasion, a corporate event, or you're a serious punter looking for a great day's racing. Get there with Bus Éireann route 320 or 321.

Hospitals

The Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Croom, Co Limerick is the biggest hospital in Limerick. St John’s Hospital on St John’s Square can also be accessed. Barrington Hospital on George’s Quay in Limerick City offers a wide range of medical services and specialises in orthopaedics. You can also chose to attend University Maternity Hospital on Henry Street in the centre of Limerick.


Arriving in Tralee

Tralee Bus station is centrally located in the town, proving easy access and routes on to the town’s leisure and commercial amenities.

Tralee is the county town of County Kerry in the south-west of Ireland and positioned at the north of the Dingle Peninsula. The largest town in County Kerry, the town is world-famous for the ‘Rose of Tralee’ competition, held annually in August since 1959.

Where to stay in Tralee

Tralee has a range of quality hotels and guesthouses to suit all visitors. From ‘The Rose’ hotel to ‘Ballyseede Castle’ that dates back to the 1590’s, a stay in Tralee can be one of heritage and luxury, proving popular with tourists from around the world.

Things to do in Tralee

Tralee is well positioned in Co. Kerry, one of Ireland’s most beautiful heritage sites and so many pursuits involve walking, cycling and enjoying the great outdoors.

Other local amenities in the town include leisure clubs, health spas, and a range of leisure activities from bowling and swimming to museums and dance.

Tralee is also home to the Kingdom Greyhound stadium and is home to one of Ireland’s only swimming pools with water slides for the whole family to enjoy.

Service Number   14                
       SuX            SuO  
Limerick (Bus Station) DEP. 08.35 10.35 - 11.35 13.35 15.35 17.35 19.35 20.35 21.35
Crescent Shopping Centre 08.38 P 10.38 P - 11.38 P 13.38 P 15.38 P 17.38 P 19.38 P 20.38 P 21.38 P
University Hospital Limerick 08.40 P 10.40 P - 11.40 P 13.40 P 15.40 P 17.40 P 19.40 P 20.40 P 21.40 P
Patrickswell (Opposite Well Done Restaurant) 08.45 10.45 - 11.45 13.45 15.45 17.45 19.45 20.45 21.45
Adare (Town Park) 08.55 10.55 - 11.55 13.55 15.55 17.55 19.55 20.55 21.55
Croagh (Opposite Grotto) 09.00 R 11.00 R - 12.00 R 14.00 R 16.00 R 18.00 R 20.00 R 21.00 R 22.00 R
Rathkeale (Deel Bridge) 09.10 11.10 - 12.10 14.10 16.10 18.10 20.10 21.10 22.10
Reen’s Pike (N21 Southbound Stop) 09.15 R 11.15 R - 12.15 R 14.15 R 16.15 R 18.15 R 20.15 R 21.15 R 22.15 R
Newcastle West (Courtney Lodge Hotel) 09.20 11.20 - 12.20 14.20 16.20 18.20 20.20 21.20 22.20
Newcastle West (Crock Of Gold Pub) 09.22 11.22 - 12.22 14.22 16.22 18.22 20.22 21.22 22.22
Templeglantine (Devon Inn Hotel) 09.30 R 11.30 R - 12.30 R 14.30 R 16.30 R 18.30 R 20.30 R 21.30 R 22.30 R
Devon Road Cross (Opposite Buckleys) 09.35 R 11.35 R - 12.35 R 14.35 R 16.35 R 18.35 R 20.35 R 21.35 R 22.35 R
Abbeyfeale (Church) 09.40 11.40 11.40 12.40 14.40 16.40 18.40 20.40 21.40 22.40
Duagh (Opposite Service Station) 09.50 - 11.50 12.50 14.50 16.50 18.50 20.50 21.50 22.50
Listowel (The Square - Bridge Road) 10.00 - 12.00 13.00 15.00 17.00 19.00 21.00 22.00 23.00
Mountcoal Cross (N69 Southbound Stop) 10.10 R - 12.10 R 13.10 R 15.10 R 17.10 R 19.10 R 21.10 R 22.10 R 23.10 R
Kilflynn Cross (N69 Southbound Stop) 10.20 R - 12.20 R 13.20 R 15.20 R 17.20 R 19.20 R 21.20 R 22.20 R 23.20 R
Tralee (Bus Station) ARR. 10.40 - 12.40 13.40 15.40 17.40 19.40 21.40 22.40 23.40
Service Number                
   SuX  SuX            SuO
Tralee (Bus Station) DEP. 06.15 08.00 09.00 11.00 13.00 15.00 18.00 19.00
Kilflynn Cross (N69 Northbound Stop) 06.25 R 08.10 R 09.10 R 11.10 R 13.10 R 15.10 R 18.10 R 19.10 R
Mountcoal Cross (N69 Northbound Stop) 06.30 R 08.20 R 09.20 R 11.20 R 13.20 R 15.20 R 18.20 R 19.20 R
Listowel (The Square - Bridge Road) 06.40 08.30 09.30 11.30 13.30 15.30 18.30 19.30
Duagh (Service Station) 06.55 08.45 09.45 11.45 13.45 15.45 18.45 19.45
Abbeyfeale (Opp Church) 07.00 08.55 09.55 11.55 13.55 15.55 18.55 19.55
Devon Road Cross (Opp Hartnetts) 07.05 R 09.00 R 10.00 R 12.00 R 14.00 R 16.00 R 19.00 R 20.00 R
Templeglantine (Opp Devon Inn Hotel) 07.10 R 09.05 R 10.05 R 12.05 R 14.05 R 16.05 R 19.05 R 20.05 R
Newcastle West (Objekt Design) 07.18 09.13 10.13 12.13 14.13 16.13 19.13 20.13
Newcastle West (Opp Courtney Lodge Hotel) 07.20 09.15 10.15 12.15 14.15 16.15 19.15 20.15
Reen’s Pike (N21 Northbound Stop) 07.25 R 09.20 R 10.20 R 12.20 R 14.20 R 16.20 R 19.20 R 20.20 R
Rathkeale (Opp Kerry Agribusiness) 07.30 09.25 10.25 12.25 14.25 16.25 19.25 20.25
Croagh (N21 Northbound Stop) 07.35 R 09.30 R 10.30 R 12.30 R 14.30 R 16.30 R 19.30 R 20.30 R
Adare (Heritage Centre) 07.45 09.40 10.40 12.40 14.40 16.40 19.40 20.40
Patrickswell (Main Street) 07.55 09.50 10.50 12.50 14.50 16.50 19.50 20.50
University Hospital Limerick 08.05 D 09.55 D 10.55 D 12.55 D 14.55 D 16.55 D 19.55 D 20.55 D
Crescent Shopping Centre 08.08 D 10.00 D 11.00 D 13.00 D 15.00 D 17.00 D 20.00 D 21.00 D
Limerick (Bus Station) ARR. 08.20 10.05 11.05 13.05 15.05 17.05 20.05 21.05

Key:

P = Pick-up stop only.

D = Drop-off stop only.

R = Request stop.

SuO = Operates Sundays & Public Holidays only.

SuX = Does not operate on Sundays and Public Holidays.

14 = Route 14 to Abbeyfeale.

Please Note:

See Timetable 14 for full details of Killarney/Abbeyfeale/Limerick services.

No services on Christmas Day. Enquire about St.Stephen's Day services.

From Limerick to Tralee


Depart:
  • Limerick (Bus Station) Dur: 2h 5m
  • Crescent Shopping Centre
  • Limerick Regional Hospital
  • Patrickswell (Opposite The Bungalow)
  • Adare (Town Park)
  • Croagh Opposite Grotto)
  • Rathkeale (Deel Bridge)
  • Reen’s Pike (N21 Southbound Stop)
  • Newcastle West (Courtney Lodge Hotel)
  • Templeglantine (Devon Inn Hotel)
  • Devon Road Cross (Opposite Buckleys)
  • Abbeyfeale (Church)
  • Duagh (Opposite Service Station)
  • Listowel (The Square - Bridge Road)
  • Mountcoal Cross (N69 Southbound Stop)
  • Kilflynn Cross (N69 Southbound Stop)
    Arrive:
  • Tralee (Bus Station)

    From Tralee to Limerick


    Depart:
  • Tralee (Bus Station) DEP Dur: 2h 5m
  • Kilflynn Cross (N69 Northbound Stop)
  • Mountcoal Cross (N69 Northbound Stop)
  • Listowel (The Square - Bridge Road)
  • Duagh (Service Station)
  • Abbeyfeale (Opp Church)
  • Devon Road Cross (Opp Hartnetts)
  • Templeglantine (Opp Devon Inn Hotel)
  • Newcastle West (Objekt Design)
  • Newcastle West (Opp Courtney Lodge Hotel)
  • Reen’s Pike (N21 Northbound Stop)
  • Rathkeale (Opp Kerry Agribusiness)
  • Croagh (N21 Northbound Stop)
  • Adare (Heritage Centre)
  • Adare (Heritage Centre)
  • Patrickswell (Main Street)
  • Limerick Regional Hospital
  • Crescent Shopping Centre
    Arrive:
  • Limerick (Bus Station)