Traveling to Cork


Cork Airport (ORK) has frequent flights from London with Aer Lingus (Heathrow and Gatwick) and Ryanair (Stansted and Gatwick), as well as from a wide range of other UK and continental European destinations.

Taxis from the airport cost about €15, and there is an airport bus to the city centre every hour during the day (  All the major car rental companies have desks at the airport.

When there is no direct flight to Cork, travellers from continental Europe can change at Dublin and then travel down to Cork easily by train or coach. Travellers from North America change at Dublin or Shannon. (There are no direct flights between Cork and Shannon – see rail or bus timetables.)


There are frequent trains to Cork from Dublin (Heuston Station). Travel time is around three hours: Please see Iarnród Éireann’s website ( for details. Prices directly at the station are generally much higher than online, so we recommend that visitors check the offers online before their trip.

Please bear in mind that there is no direct connection to the train from Dublin airport, so visitors who are flying to Ireland must take a bus to the city centre and find their way to the train station from there.

Trains stop at Mallow for connections with Killarney, and at Limerick Junction for connections with Limerick (for Shannon Airport). Taxis from the rail station to UCC cost about 10€, and there is also a bus to the city centre meeting some trains.

Bus and Coach

City buses: from the city centre, board a No. 208 (marked ‘Bishopstown’, about every 15 minutes) and ask to get off at Gaol Cross. Or board a No. 205 (marked ‘Rossa Avenue’), and ask to get off at College Road . See Bus Éireann’s website for timetables:

By long-distance bus

The Bus Station is about 200m east of Patrick Street in the city centre. There are buses to and from Dublin city centre and Dublin airport every hour departing from opposite the bus station in Cork (Patrick’s Quay). More information about the timetables can be found at

Bus Éireann also operates services to and from Limerick, Galway, Waterford and other cities in Ireland.

Taxis from the bus station to UCC cost about €7. Most city buses (including the No. 205 and No. 208) also stop at the bus station.