Getting to


How to get
to Cobh

Despite being an island, Cobh is very easy to access. With a direct road, a train bridge and a ferry connecting it to the mainland, you’ll find your way. 

by train

The most leisurely way of getting to Cobh is surely the train. Hop on the hourly train from Cork’s main train station, Kent Station, and arrive right in downtown Cobh in 25 minutes.

by bus

The Cobh Connect bus departs from Patrick’s Quay in Cork City and makes a number of stops around Cobh, including at the ferry terminal to Passage, before it’s terminus on Top of the Hill. There’s a night service at the weekends for any night owls.

Driving to

Driving to Cobh? No problem. From the Dunkettle Interchange, follow the signs for Cobh and you’ll be here in less than 20 minutes. Belvelly Bridge is a stunning welcome to the island. 

Cobh by

If you’re travelling from the east of the city, the Cross River Ferry from Passage is a convenient way of getting to Cobh. This service runs non-stop from 6:30am to 9:30pm and takes about five minutes – just enough time to snap a few pictures.

Getting to Cobh
from Cork Airport

The easiest way to get to Cobh from Cork Airport is to get one of the many buses that leave from outside the airport to Cork City. Stroll over to Patrick’s Quay and hop on the Cobh Connect bus. A taxi from Cork airport to Cobh costs approx €50. A taxi from Cork Airport to Patrick’s Quay (Cobh Connect Bus) or Cork’s Kent Train Station costs approx €20. 

Getting to Cobh
from Dublin

Hop on one of the many Dublin to Cork buses and arrive in the real capital in about 3.5 hours. Or take the hourly train from Dublin and arrive in Cork in 2.5 hours. From there, take the train or bus to Cobh.

spike island cobh view

don't know where to start?

There’s sooo much to do in Cobh it can be hard to know where to jump in. Don’t worry, we’ve made it easy to build your own itinerary.