How to Reach Cork


  • By Air: Cork Airport is the busiest airport in Ireland after Dublin. The airport is 8km south of the city centre, connected by the N27. The airport has prime connectivity to airports in Britain and the rest of Europe. However, there are currently no direct flights available to Cork from Dublin. Taxis and Car rentals are easily available from the airport .
  • By Train: Trains are most preferred due to their effective connectivity to Cork's main station- Kent Station, located on the Lower Glanmire Road. Connectivity to and from Dublin is good and the train journey takes 2hrs 50mins. The train service in Ireland is operated by Irish Rail which provides rail services from Cork to Dublin (16 trains per day), Cobh (22), Midleton (20), Tralee (3 direct, 6 with one change) and Mallow.
  • By Boat: Ferries are available from Ringaskiddy to Roscof. You can reach Cork by ferries that sail to and from Ringaskiddy through Cork Harbor. If you are travelling from France in April-October there is a weekly ferry service to Roscoff in France with Brittany Ferries.
  •  By Bus: Bus Eireann provides connectivity throughout Ireland. Bus service from Dublin to Cork is available every two hours 8:00am until 6:00pm. Direct bus service is available every hour to and from Waterford, Killarney, and Limerick, Shannon Airport and Galway.
  • By Car: If you are travelling from Dublin, take the M7 and M8. The car travel should take less than 3 hours. The N20 connects limerick to Cork and is journey less than 2 hours.


  • By Bus: St Patrick’s Street is the main centre for bus connectivity to all the other parts of Cork. Buses are easily available from South Mall, Grand Parade and the Quay.
  • By Carpool: One of the best ways to travel if you want to go to the city’s outskirts, Cork has a good carpooling network. The Carma App is a favourite of people who are looking for drivers who want to carpool.
  • By Taxi: The Taxis have ranks all over the city and known by their distinct green and blue stickers on the front door and yellow light of the top. The ‘TACSAI’ license plate stands out for tourists. The Taxis run on a meter even though long-travels can be negotiated.
  • By Walking: Cork is best explored on foot. Most of the tourists stay at the city centre and explore, dine and sight-see the centre itself with occasional outskirt trips- making walking a reasonable way to get the best of the city.