Getting to Cork

University College Cork is located between College Road and Western Road, a 10-minute walk from the centre of Cork city. The campus is surrounded by a number of hotels and B&Bs (see accommodation), and can be accessed via a number of public bus routes.

Cork city is served by Cork Airport, as well as direct bus and rail connections to Dublin.

Getting to Cork via Cork Airport

Cork Airport (ORK) is Ireland’s second largest international airport, with routes to over 50 destinations across the UK and continental Europe. North American delegates can also avail of transatlantic flights between Cork and Boston Providence.

Getting to UCC from Cork Airport:
https://www.ucc.ie/en/media/siteassets/contentassets/maps/Web2012AirporttoUCC.pdf

Local bus routes to UCC:
https://www.ucc.ie/en/media/siteassets/contentassets/maps/UCCBusEireannmap2012-11forweb3.pdf

Getting to Cork via Dublin

Dublin Airport (DUB) is Ireland’s largest international airport, with daily flights to a range of destinations worldwide. Delegates should note that there is no connecting flight between Cork Airport and Dublin Airport, but travel between the two cities can be easily accomplished through one of the following means:

By Rail

Direct trains between Cork and Dublin are provided by Ireland’s national rail service, Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail). The connection is between Heuston Station (Dublin) and Kent Station (Cork), both of which are centrally located in their respective cities. A number of trains run each day, and will cost in the region of €30-€70 per person return. The duration of the train journey between Cork and Dublin is approximately 2.5 – 3 hours. Train tickets can be purchased in advance via irishrail.ie, or from ticketing desks at Heuston Station (Dublin) and Kent Station (Cork). Passengers arriving at Dublin Airport can take a bus to Heuston Station.

By Bus

A selection of bus services operate direct connections between Dublin and Cork, with journeys usually lasting approximately 4.5 – 5 hours.

Bus Éireann: www.buseireann.ie
Air Coach: www.aircoach.ie
Go Bus: www.gobus.ie
Expressway: www.expressway.ie

By Car

Cork and Dublin are also connected by an inter-urban moterway which extends the entire length of Ireland’s east coast. Driving the journey takes about 2.5 – 3 hours, with a number of rental providers based in both airports.

Budget: www.budget.ie
Europcar: www.europcar.ie
Enterprise: www.enterprise.ie