A Ferry Crossing on the Clare Route

Tarbert Ferry – Killimer

This is a Ferry Crossing Point connecting counties Clare and Kerry

The Killimer – Tarbert Car Ferry connects counties Clare (Killimer) and Kerry (Tarbert).

How long does the Ferry Take?

The Tarbert Ferry takes 20 minutes to cross the Shannon estuary.

The ferry departs from Killimer every hour on the hour (7.00hrs – 19.00hrs) and from Tarbert every hour on the half hour (07.30hrs – 19.30hrs) from Monday to Saturday.

On Sunday times are: from Killimer 09:00 – 19:00 Hours and from Tarbert 09:30 – 19:30 Hours

This Ro-Ro (Roll On – Roll Off) car ferry will save you about 2 hours driving time.


In line with Government & HSE guidelines on the Covid-19 Provision of Essential Services this service is considered essential. The ferry operators ask that car passengers please remain in their vehicle at all times and observe social distancing guidelines. Foot passengers are requested to strictly adhere to the social distancing guidelines and the instructions of the crew.

Winter schedules may start later and end earlier and Sunday times may vary. Please check the current timetable on the Shannon Ferries website.

Ferry Price

It costs €20 for a car which is well worth it for the time saved and the photo opportunities from the upper deck (weather permitting of course!).

There are restrooms onboard and a small shop selling refreshments.