Getting To UCC

Full details on how to get to UCC can be found on the main UCC visitor's website: transport, maps and parking.

The location of the conference will be on the main campus, in the Boole Basement Lecture Theatres.


Cork Airport (ORK) has frequent flights from Dublin and London with Aer Lingus (Heathrow and Gatwick) and Ryanair (Stanstead), and with other airlines from a wide range of other UK and continental European destinations. The airport web site has timetables and live arrival/departure information.

Taxis from the airport cost about €10, and there is an airport bus to the city centre every hour during the day. All the major car rental companies have desks at the airport.

When there is no direct flight to Cork, travellers from continental Europe can change at Dublin or London. Travellers from North America change at Dublin or Shannon. (There are no direct flights between Cork and Shannon - see rail or bus timetables.)


There are frequent trains to Cork from Dublin (Heuston Station). Travel time is around three hours: timetables are on Iarnród Éireann's website.

Trains stop at Mallow for connections with Killarney, and at Limerick Junction for connections with Limerick (for Shannon Airport).

Taxis from the rail station to UCC cost about €10, and there is also a bus to the city centre meeting some trains.


City buses: from the city centre, board a No. 8 (marked 'Bishopstown', about every 15 minutes) and ask to get off at Gaol Cross. Or board a No. 5 (marked 'Rossa Avenue'), and ask to get off at College Road .

By long-distance bus

The Bus Station is about 200m east of Patrick Street in the city centre. There are about six buses a day to and from Dublin (Busáras), journey time about four hours: see Bus Éireann's website. Bus Éireann also operates services to and from Limerick, Galway, Waterford and other cities in Ireland.

AirCoach operates a service every two hours to and from Dublin, including Dublin Airport. The coaches stop on Penrose Quay, at the back of the Metropole Hotel (almost opposite the bus station).

Taxis from the bus station to UCC cost about €7. Most city buses (including the No. 5 and No. 8) also stop at the bus station.