There are options to fit every budget when it comes to traveling around Cork. From public bus/rail services to private coaches and car hire.
The easiest way to travel around Cork is by car or motorbike. You'll have the freedom to not just see the main attractions but also get off the 'beaten track' and discover hidden gems.
Most international car hire companies operate in Cork. In order to rent a car in Ireland, you must present a valid driver’s license and a credit card. Please note, we drive on the left-hand side. Never ever drink and drive.
If you want to put your feet up and do some window gazing at Cork’s lush green countryside traveling by rail is the way to go.
Cork’s rail network in the east runs from the Titanic’s last port of call in Cobh to Midleton (home of the famous Jameson Distillery). In the west it runs from Cork City to Mallow (Mallow Castle).
Buses are a great way to travel especially on longer journeys.
Bus Éireann operate a huge number of routes from Cork city centre to all parts of Cork including towns and villages on the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East. Cork’s main bus station is located at Parnell Place in the city centre, all intercity services to the county leave from here. West Cork Connect also provides bus links from West Cork to the city centre. Cobh Connect buses serve the Cobh-Cork City route while the Local Link minibus network spans the entire county.Bus Éireann
Bike Share allows you to rent bikes so you can easily and quickly get around the Cork City.
There are over 30 bike dock locations in the city making this is the ideal way to get around and see all the sights. Bikes are available from 6am to midnight. Journeys of 30 minutes or less are free and visitors can sign up for a 3-day pass using a credit card.Bike Share - Cork City
Click or tap on the red button below to view the Pure Cork map. This is the official tourism map for Cork city and county. The map is in PDF format and is 5MB.Download Pure Cork Map