By Car

Travelling from Dublin

  • Take the M7 (signs for Luimneach/​Limerick/​Corcaigh/​Cork/​Port Láirge/​Waterford/​M8/​M9) and after 74 km continue on M8, follow signs for Corcaigh/​Cork/​Darú/​Durrow
  • At Dunkettle Interchange (Jct 19) roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Cork South Ring Road – N40
    (signposted South Ring)
  • Go through the Jack Lynch Tunnel (Southbound)
  • Branch left, then at Kinsale Road Roundabout take the 4th exit onto South City Link Road – N27(signposted City Centre)
  • Continue through 2 sets of traffic lights.  The City Hall carpark is on your left as you pass through the last traffic lights (before you reach the river)

Travelling from Galway

  • Take the M18 ramp to Luimneach/​Limerick/​N19/​Aerfort Sionainn/​ShannonAirport
  • At junction 4, exit onto N20 toward Corcaigh/​Cork/​Cromadh/​Croom
  • Leave the M20 at junction 5, then merge onto the N20 (signposted Cork)
  • Continue forward onto Cork Road – N20 Entering Charleville
  • Continue forward onto the N20 Entering Mallow
  • At roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the N20 (signposted Cork)
  • At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the N20 (signposted Cork)
  • Continue forward onto Commons Road – R635
  • At traffic signals turn right onto Leitrim Street – N20 (signposted City Centre)
  • At traffic signals continue forward then immediately cross ChristyRingBridge (River Lee)
  • At the traffic signals turn left onto Merchant’s Quay – N20 (signposted South Ring N25, All Routes)
  • At traffic signals continue forward onto Merchant’s Quay (signposted Dublin N8, Rosslare, South Ring N25) Cork Bus Station
  • At traffic signals turn right onto Clontarf Street (signposted All Routes)
  • Continue forward onto ClontarfBridge
  • Turn right onto East Albert Quay
  • Finish on East Albert Quay

By Air

Airport information and flight details and schedules are available at

By Rail

Kent Station serves commuter, regional and national rail traffic and provides convenient access to Cork being just minutes walk from the Centre. Timetables and other details available at

By Bus

The city’s Central Bus Terminus is located at Parnell Place in the heart of the city.  Timetables available at

By Ferry

A direct seasonal ferry service to Cork is available from mainland Britain, through Swansea,, and is available from mainland Europe, through Roscoff -