Travelling to Cork
Cork Airport is located just 7 kilometres from the city centre. It is the gateway to the South of Ireland and connects passengers directly to almost 50 international destinations across the UK, Europe and the USA and hundreds of others via global airports hubs in London, Amsterdam and Paris with multiple daily flights.
Located in the city centre, Kent Station is Cork’s main railway station. From here Irish Rail (Iarnrod Eireann) operates regular services to Dublin,Mallow, Cobh, Rushbrooke, Carrigaloe, Fota Island, Midleton, Carrigwohill, Glounthaune and Little Island.
Cork City has an extensive bus network operated by Bus Éireann with most city bus services operating cross city and radially from the city centre, with some orbital routes catering for inter-suburban trips and providing connections to UCC
Travelling to UCC
UCC's buildings are located in suburban and city centre areas of Cork City. Aware of the sustainability implications of its ca. 18,000 students and 2,500 staff commuting to the University, UCC has developed a comprehensive Commuter Plan. Led by a dedicated Commuter Plan Manager, this plan provides for active car park management and for alternative modes of travel to be systematically addressed, facilitated and promoted. This includes initiatives such as: free University Park + Ride system, enhanced public transport links; cycling facilities; dedicated parking for car-pooling; walking routes.
For full information see https://www.ucc.ie/en/build/commuting/
A travel pass scheme and bicycle purchase scheme can provide bus and rail passes or bicycles through salary deductions. The Cork Public BikeSharing Scheme ("CokeZero Bikes") offers 300 bicycles at 31 stations throughout the city centre for short term use, with 3 bike stations close to UCC. UCC staff members may also sign up to a car sharing scheme.