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Transport in Cork, Ireland

Getting There

By air: Cork Airport is 8km south of the city. The best way to get into the city is the shuttle service. This runs every half hour from outside the arrivals hall and the service is available 7 days a week. The trip takes 10-15 minutes.

By train: The main train station in Cork is Kent Station, which is walking distance from the city centre. A regular rail service, connecting Cork to the rest of Ireland, is provided.

By bus: Frequent bus services run from Cork to all over the country. These buses depart from the main bus depot, which is located in the city centre at Parnell Place.

Getting Around

On foot: With its compact city centre, Cork is an easy city to get around on foot. A lot of the main shopping areas are open to pedestrians only. As well as this, many of the main attractions are within walking distance of each other.

By bus: There are frequent bus services to all the city’s suburbs, including Blackrock. The short trip between the city centre and Kent Station is also covered by the buses.

One bus to look out for is the 224 between Cork city and Blarney, which is home to the Blarney Stone, one of Ireland's most popular places to visit.

By taxi: Taxis can be flagged down across the city and rates are quite reasonable. The main taxi rank is located on St. Patrick's Street and offers late night services.

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