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Bus Routes

The Cork public transport authorities operate an extensive bus service in and around the city. All parts of the city are accessible by city services from the St Patrick Street/Grand Parade area of the city centre.

All bus services to County Cork operate from the central bus station which is a 5 minute walk from the city centre.

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There is also an excellent commuter rail service from Kent Station to Mallow, Cobh and Midleton which is an ideal and excellent way of exploring the city’s rich and historical hinterland.

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UCC is served by public transport by two City Bus routes (No 205 and No 208), connecting the campus to Cork City Centre via Washington and St Patrick Streets. Bus stops are located on College Road / O’Donovan’s Road (Route No 205) and Western Road (Route No 208).


City Bus routes serving UCC (see Map of City Bus Routes below): 


No 205: Rossa Avenue C.I.T. – UCC (College Road) – Dyke Parade - Washington Street - St. Patrick Street – Parnell Place Bus Station / MacCurtain St – Kent Train Station (every 15 mins)


No 208: Bishopstown – Wilton CUH – UCC (Western Road) – Dyke Parade - Washington Street - St. Patrick Street – St. Luke’s Cross – Mayfield – Lotabeg (every 15-20 mins, more frequent at peak times)


Route No 216 buses serve Bandon Road at close walking distance to the Main Campus (O’Rahilly Building entrance).


Route No 219 buses (Southern Orbital) provide a link from Mahon / Douglas as far as the Lough (10 min walk to UCC) and further to Wilton and Bishopstown.


Local and Express services towards the West (e.g. Ballincollig, Macroom, Bandon, West  Cork) stop on request on Western Road / Gaol Cross (inbound: for set down only; outbound: for pick up only).