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Getting Around Cork

Cork is home to Cork Airport, Ireland's third international airport, with services to the UK and Europe. Regular rail services serve Kerry, Limerick, Dublin and beyond. There are bus routes to much of the country also.

Cork City Bus Services, and Buses to/from Cork

Bus Éireann provide services to County Cork from Dublin, Waterford, Limerick and other counties. In addition, the Cork City services are operated by Bus Éireann. The bus station is located a short walk from the city centre, on Parnell Place. See our map of Cork City.

For further information on bus services telephone: +353 (0)1 836-6111, or visit

Rail to/from Cork

The Dublin / Cork line serves Co. Cork with stations at Charleville, Mallow, Cork, Fota and Cobh. The Dublin / Tralee line serves Charleville, Mallow, Banteer, Millstreet and Rathmore. Services operate to most of the country from Cork-Kent Station, including to Kerry, Limerick, Waterford, and Wexford. Cork-Kent Station is located just off the top-right of our Cork City map, off Railway Street.

For further information on rail services, telephone: +353 (0)1 836-6222, or visit

Getting to Cork by Sea

The Port of Cork operates seasonal Ferry services to Roscoff. Ferries from Britain (Fishguard and Pembroke) and France (Le Havre and Cherbourg) serve Rosslare all year. All year ferries also serve Dublin Port and Dún Laoghaire from Holyhead. The driving time from Rosslare to Cork City is approximately 3 hours; Dublin is approximately 4 hours from Cork City.

Flying to Cork

Cork Airport is located just outside the city, and operates daily flights to and from Britain and some major European cities.

For a complete guide to all Irish Airports, see our Irish Airport Guide.

Driving Distances from Cork City

  Kilometres Miles
Athlone 219 137
Belfast 424 264
Derry 428 266
Donegal 402 250
Dublin 257 160
Dundalk 325 202
Galway 209 130
Kilkenny 148 92
Killarney 87 55
Limerick 105 66
Portlaoise 174 109
Roscommon 251 156
Rosslare Europort 208 130
Shannon Airport 129 81
Sligo 336 209
Waterford 129 79
Wexford 178 111
Wicklow 267 166

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