Cork City in detail

Flights & getting there

Air

Cork Airport is 8km south of the city on the N27. Facilities include ATMs and car-hire desks for all the main companies. Airlines servicing the airport include Aer Lingus, Ryanair and Jet2.com. There are flights to Edinburgh, Cardiff, London (Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted), Paris and several other cities in Britain and across Europe.

Bus Éireann service 226A shuttles between the train station, bus station and Cork Airport every half-hour between 6am and 10pm (€2.80/5.60 one-way/return, 30 minutes). A taxi to/from town costs €22 to €26.

Boat

Brittany Ferries sails to Roscoff (France) weekly from the end of March to October. The crossing takes 14 hours; fares vary widely. The ferry terminal is at Ringaskiddy, 15 minutes by car southeast of the city centre along the N28. Taxis cost €30 to €38. Bus Éireann runs a service from Cork (South Mall) to link up with departures (€8, 40 minutes); confirm times on its website.

Bus

Bus Éireann operates from the bus station, while Aircoach, Dublin Coach, GoBus and Citylink services depart from St Patrick's Quay, across the river.

DestinationBus CompanyFare (€)Duration (hr)Frequency
DublinBus Éireann16.506 daily
DublinAircoach173hourly
DublinGoBus1836-9 daily
Dublin AirportAircoach20hourly
Dublin AirportGoBus286-9 daily
GalwayCitylink2035 daily
KilkennyDublin Coach158 daily
KillarneyBus Éireann19hourly
LimerickCitylink165 daily
WaterfordDublin Coach1029 daily

Train

Kent Train Station is north of the River Lee on Lower Glanmire Rd, a 10- to 15-minute walk from the city centre. Bus 205 runs into the city centre (€2.20, five minutes, every 15 minutes).

The train line goes through Mallow, where you can change for the Tralee line, and Limerick Junction, for the line to Ennis (and Galway), then on to Dublin.

Dublin €59, 2¼ hours, eight daily

Galway €57, four to six hours, seven daily, two or three changes

Killarney €25, 1½ to two hours, nine daily

Waterford €33, three to five hours, five daily, one or two changes