Travelling to Cork
Cork Airport is Ireland’s second busiest airport and is located just 7 km from University College Cork. A taxi journey, with little traffic, takes approximately 15 minutes and costs approximately €20. There is a frequent bus service connecting the airport to the city centre too. Cork is an easily accessible location with direct air connections to over 50 destinations across Europe and to North America. Cork has daily links to key hub airports like London (Heathrow, Gatwick & Stansted airports) (average 8 direct flights a day), Amsterdam (Schiphol) (average 4 direct flights a day) and Paris (Charles de Gaulle) (average 2 direct flights a day). Everything you need to know about Cork airport, including transport connections, is available on the Cork Airport website.
Other international airports in Ireland include:
Dublin Airport - located 270 km from Cork City. Journey time from Dublin Airport to Cork City is approximately 3 hours by car or 3 1/2 hours by bus.
There is a frequent rail service (every hour) from Dublin City to Cork City. Journey time is approximately 2.5 hours. For further information see http://www.irishrail.ie/
Shannon Airport – located 120 km from Cork City. Journey time from Shannon Airport to Cork City is approximately 2 hours. There is a frequent bus service (every hour) from Shannon Airport to Cork City. For further information see https://expressway.ie/
There are multiple ferry services connecting Cork to the UK and France. For ferries, see AFerry, Irish Ferries, or Brittany Ferries.
There are several car rental services available at Cork, Shannon & Dublin airports.
GPS Co-Ordinates for University College Cork: 51.8921° N, 8.4933° W
There are a number of excellent hotels in Cork, a number of which are in walking distance of the conference location (Western Gateway Building, Western Road, UCC). Rooms have been provisionally held for conference delegates in a number of hotels indicated below. If you would like to reserve accommodation from this block and avail of the conference hotel rate indicated please email or call the hotel as soon as possible. Please note that September is a particularly busy time in Cork.
The closest locations to UCC are:
The Kingsley Hotel (4*):
€120.00 per night per Classic King Room (single)
€135.00 per night per Classic King Room (double / twin)
The River Lee Hotel (4*)
€130 B&B and use promo code UCCM when booking online.
Hayfield Manor (5*)
Rates are €169 B&B for Single Occupancy based on a minimum 3 night stay. Double Occupancy for an additional €30 per room per night.
On campus accommodation
There is also on-campus accommodation which offers newly designed 3, 4 and 5 bed apartments in private landscaped grounds. Please visit http://www.ucccampusaccommodation.com for more information.
There are a number of excellent B&Bs close to UCC, most notably:
The Blarney Stone Guesthouse
The Killarney Guest House
In the city centre, approximately a 20 minute walk from UCC, options include:
The Clayton Hotel (4* city centre) IAM rates from €125 B&B Single occupancy / €137 double available until 3rd August only after which time best available rate will apply.
The Imperial Hotel (4* city centre) IAM rate €135 B&B for single occupancy and €150 B&B for double occupancy
The Metropole Hotel (3* city centre)