European Maritime Day

Transport & accomodation

By air 

Cork International Airport is located just 10 minutes from Cork City centre and offers direct flights from almost 50 destinations around Europe.

For a full list of inbound & outbound flights visit Cork International Airport's Website

Cork airport is easily accessible with a good road network and regular bus and taxi services available outside the airport terminal building. A car hire service is also available. Choose from 6 different car hire companies; Avis, Budget/Payless, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz or Sixt. You can also book your vehicle prior to your arrival.

You also have the option of flying into Dublin, Shannon or even Kerry Airport. 
You can get from Dublin airport to Cork City in just under 3 and a half hours via the M6 motorway. Equally the N8 will get you to Cork City from Shannon airport in approximately 1 hour 45 mins. A short hour and thirty minute drive will bring you from Kerry airport into Cork City.

For full list of inbound & outbound flights visit the following websites: 

By train

Cork's Kent Station offers easy access to the national rail network and is just a 10-minute walk from the city centre. For more information visit the Irish Rail website
A typical train journey from Cork to Dublin’s Heuston Station can take as little as 2hrs 15mins – depending on the time of travel. 

By bus

Cork has a high quality bus network connecting the county with Dublin, Limerick, Galway and many more destinations. Buses usually operate from 6am until midnight. 

  • Bus Éireann offers an express service from Dublin and Shannon airport to Cork City. 
  • Aircoach also offers express services from Dublin airport to Cork City. 

By car

Cork is connected to Ireland’s capital city, Dublin, via the motorway and will see you travel between the two cities in just under 3 hours. You can also easily access Dublin airport from the motorway without having to drive through the busy, bustling city centre of Dublin. Once you near the end of the motorway you will be directed by road signs towards the M50 so you can continue on through to Dublin airport which generally only adds an additional 25 mins to your journey. 

By sea

Located just 15km from Cork City centre, our ferry terminal offers easy access to and from mainland Europe. Brittany Ferries operate daily services between Cork-Roscoff (France) and Cork-Santander in (Spain).
Cork is also accessible via ferry from Rosslare and Dublin. Both ports offer daily services between Ireland-UK and are just a 3-hour drive away via car/bus. Operators at these ports include Irish Ferries, Stenaline and P&O Ferries. 

Travelling around Cork City 

Coca Cola Zero Rental Bikes operate in and around Cork City centre and are a very efficient means of travelling through Cork City. There are two Coca Cola Zero bike docks located at Kent Railway Station, one at either entrance, along with many other bike docks dotted throughout the city, so if you’re travelling light and need to get across the city then cycling may be the best means for you. For more information on cycle routes across Cork City visit Cork City Bikeshare.

Accomodation