If you are planning a trip to the Cork region you will have no problem getting there and away, whether you want to travel by plane, train, car, boat or bus. If you are arriving to another part of Ireland, the country has a well developed transport system that will get you to Cork in comfort. All of the major cities have direct bus links with Cork City.
Ireland’s rail service has improved notably in the past few years and you can now travel from Dublin to Cork in less than two and a half hours.
However, the quickest and easiest way to travel in Ireland is by car. You can hire cars at all the major airports, ferry ports and cities. Take Atlas Car Hire Ireland for example. It has offices at Dublin Airport, Cork Airport, Shannon Airport, and in Dublin and Cork city centres.
Atlas Car Hire also offers a car rental service at economical prices. Atlas also allows you the convenience of being able to return your vehicle to any of its other outlets. Alternatively you could rent a car from either Car Rental Ireland or Malone Car Hire who also offer locations at Cork Airport.
If you are arriving directly to Cork from abroad, you have two choices, Cork Airport or the ferry port at Ringaskiddy. Cork Airport is a new and modern facility located just five kilometers south of Cork city with direct flights to a number of locations in Britain and Europe. Additionally, Europcar now have a location in Cork City and Waterford itself.
Alternatively, you could arrive by boat. You can take a ferry to Cork from Roscoff, Le Havre and St Malo in France or Swansea in Wales. Ferries arrive in Ringaskiddy which is approximately 30 minutes drive from Cork city.