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Directions to University College Cork

By Air:

Cork Airport - airport code ORK - is the only airport in Cork and is 8km from the city centre. Information on airlines and routes that fly into Cork can be viewed on the airport website:

The airport is served by taxis, by public buses and by a private coach company - all stop at the front of the airport.

  • There is a taxi rank at the front door of the airport. A taxi to UCC or the city centre will cost about €15.
  • Bus Éireann bus 226 connects Cork Airport with the bus station in the city centre (Parnell Place). A single fare costs less than €4.10 and a return costs €7. Tickets can be bought on the bus or at
  • A private company Sky Link provides a bus service from the airport to various locations in the city. The driver will drop you to your accommodation if it is on/near their route. A single fare costs €5 and a return ticket is €8 though tickets are often cheaper if bought in advance online at

Other Airports:

  • Shannon Airport - airport code SNN - is north of Cork, a 2 ½ hour journey by bus. This is the nearest airport to offer direct flights to and from the USA.
  • Dublin Airport - airport code DUB - is north of Dublin City. A number of buses service the route from Dublin Airport to Dublin City Centre and Airlink offers a direct service to Heuston station on the 748, tickets for which cost €6. The journey takes about 30 mins and a timetable is available at Aircoach offers a coach service direct from Dublin airport to Cork (4 ½ hours, €18 single €28 return Trains run from Dublin Heuston to Cork on the hour (3 hours, discounted tickets available online at

By Sea:

Direct Ferries offers information on all ferry routes to Ireland

By Train and Bus:

Timetables for trains and buses can be viewed and tickets purchased on the following websites:


Parking is limited at the university and in the city, where parking discs must be bought. Facilities in UCC are available at the following locations

On Campus

  • Student car park, College Road (Perrott's Avenue)
  • Perrott's Inch car park, Gaol Cross

Off Campus

  • The Satellite car park, Pouladuff
  • The Presentation Brothers College grounds, Dennehys cross

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