By Car

Travel By Road

Clonakilty is located in West Cork approximately 50km south of Cork City. When travelling from Dublin or Wexford follow the South Ring Road under the Jack Lynch Tunnel near Cork City and continue by following all signs for West Cork and follow the N71. This will bring you to Clonakilty.
View driving directions from cork.

By Plane

Travel By Air

Cork airport is the nearest airport and is approx. 40 minutes drive from Clonakilty with flights from the UK and mainland Europe. Car rental is easily arranged at the car rental desks located in the airport. There is a regular bus service which takes about 15 minutes from the airport to the Cork city bus station where connections can be made by bus to West Cork. View Cork Airport for more info.

By Sea

Travel By Sea

There are 4 ports of arrival. The closest port of arrival is Ringaskiddy just outside Cork City. Ringaskiddy serves Swansea in Wales (overnight ferry) and Le Havre, Cherbourg, Roscoff in France. Rosslare is situated 170 km from Clonakilty on the south-east corner of Ireland, sailings go to Pembroke and Fishguard and Travel time is 90 minutes by Sea Lynx. Standard Ferries serve Fishguard and Pembroke in Wales, and also ports in France Dublin Port and Dun Laoghaire (just outside Dublin) links with Holyhead in North Wales.

By Rail

Travel By Rail

If you have arrived in Ireland by air or sea at Dublin / Dun Laoghaire a comfortable way to travel onward to Cork is by train. travel from Heuston rail station in Dublin to Kent station in Cork (about 2 1/2 hours) . Transfer to bus station to complete journey by bus to Clonakilty. Book online at Irish Rail for best price fares.

By Bus

Travel By Bus

Bus Eireann feature a regular bus service between Cork and Clonakilty which takes about 1 hour Travelling by bus is a inexpensive way to get around Ireland and a great way to meet people. You can get your ticket to Clonakilty from any bus station.