Getting to Cork

Air travel

Cork is well-served with direct air links to destinations in the UK, Europe and North America. A full list of these is available here. Upon arrival at the airport, there is a public bus service linking the airport with the city centre (20 min; ca. €6 single, €10 return); transfers via taxi to the city centre will cost approx. €20.

If arriving at Dublin airport, there are several options for getting to Cork via public transit:

  • Direct coach from Dublin airport to Cork city centre; journey time 3.5 hrs; €18.70 single, €29.70 return if booked in advance from Aircoach (online booking prior to travel is recommended); €18 single, €28 return if booked in advance from Bus Éireann (online booking prior to travel is recommended)
  • Train from Dublin Heuston station to Cork Kent station; journey time 2.5 hrs; from €19.99 single and from €39.98 return if booked in advance from Iarnród Éireann (online booking prior to travel is recommended)

Car rental is available at both Cork and Dublin airports via providers such as Avis, Enterprise, Europcar and Hertz.

 

Ferry

Cork is a 2.5 hr drive from Rosslare, which has direct ferry links to Roscoff (16.5hrs, ca. €500 return), as well as Fishguard (3.5hrs, ca. €180 return) and Pembroke (4hrs, ca. €155 return).

 

Getting around in Cork

Cork is a compact city that can be easily explored on foot. UCC is located a 15 minute walk from the city centre on Western Road. The university is well-served by public transit. The 208 bus has stops within a minute’s walk of the university’s main gates on Western Road; the 205 bus serves the entrances on College Road. All bus fares within the city are €2.20 (single). Taxis between the city centre and the university cost ca. €6.

 

Accommodation

A range of recommended accommodation is available within walking distance of the university to suit all budgets, and will be booked on first come first served basis. Delegates should book directly with the hostel / B&B / hotel, using the email addresses provided: